I never intended to have my own line, but this is what happens when you are stubborn and can’t work for anyone. It is for someone like me: poor & cheap but extremely picky.
Until early 2010 every piece was made by my own hands on a Pfaff serger and Juki single needle. In June 2010 I opened a little shop in Vancouver, BC called the Hach. During this time Meinrad Young started to be manufactured in small factories in Vancouver, and continues to this day.
Recently I have relocated to San Francisco, where I am currently researching local manufacturers (everything is still produced in Vancouver at the moment). I don’t believe in manufacturing clothing in a different country. As a designer, I worked for a number of companies that manufactured overseas and witnessed firsthand how foolish and dangerous it was to let our own manufacturers languish.
Fabrics is a tough one - there are very few fabric mills that exist in North America and fabric has a huge environmental footprint (even so-called sustainable or environmentally-friendly). That said, Meinrad Young is made with fabrics from small mills in Europe, Korea, and our jerseys are sourced from Canadian suppliers.
I purposely keep my prices as low as possible to direct as many people as I can towards purchasing mindfully. It’s too easy to avoid buying locally-made items if they aren’t affordable.
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My supremely camera-shy father. He is the maker behind our brass jewelry, which he enjoys as a hobby in his retirement.
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