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How We Make It: High-Tech Sewing

How We Make It: We’re inventors, and we love learning how and where things are made. Manufacturing is such a critical part of great products, and are our means for translating design into real products. We wanted to share behind the scenes on how our product is made, and let you meet our incredibly innovative partners.

Facility

Blue Wave

Location

Fuzhou, China

What we make there

BlueWave produces our most technical cut-and-sew products. Specializing in performance fabrics and precision fit, this factory is committed to staying at the cutting edge of the industry. We currently work with them to produce Aero, Apollo, Hybrid, Momentum, Easier-than-Silk, Responsive and Composite, and Mercury.

Team

Elissa and Simon, family owners of Blue Wave, are dedicated to their workforce, which features a female-led leadership team and roughly 50/50 male/female split amongst employees. They provide a safe work environment, good wages, and development opportunities for women. By working at BlueWave, women are given opportunities that they may not have elsewhere.

Why we chose them

In the last year, BlueWave moved to a new factory and invested in new equipment, doubling production capacity and improving quality.

Their systems include:

• Robotic cutting that allows digital patterns to be directly cut to fabric.

• Large-scale laser cutting of technical components and laser perforations.

• Automated sewing with 2-axis sewing robots for intricate seam work.

• Ultrasonic bonding machines that create clean, stretchable stitch-free seams.

• Computerized production line that efficiently moves garments and enables better quality control through individual tracking of a garment.

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Made at Blue Wave

Apollo 3 Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$125

White

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

White

Apollo 3 Polo

Men's Polos

$75

Black

Apollo 3 Polo

Men's Polos

$75

Navy

Apollo 3 Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$125

Navy Blue

Apollo 3 Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$125

Black

Apollo 3 Polo

Men's Polos

$75

Blue Heather

Apollo 3 Polo

Men's Polos

$75

Grey Heather

Men's Momentum Chino

Men's Pants

$135

Stone

Responsive V Neck

Men's T-Shirts

$35

White

Responsive Tee

Men's T-Shirts

$35

White

New Arrival

Men's Momentum Chino - Navy
Men's Momentum Chino - Navy

Men's Momentum Chino

Men's Pants

$135

Navy

Responsive Tee

Men's T-Shirts

$35

Black

Apollo 3 Polo

Men's Polos

$75

Cool Grey

Apollo 3 Polo

Men's Polos

$75

White

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

White Nylon

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Solid Blue Oxford Nylon

New Arrival

Men's Momentum Chino - Khaki
Men's Momentum Chino - Khaki

Men's Momentum Chino

Men's Pants

$135

Khaki

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Solid Blue Nylon

Men's Composite Tee

Men's T-Shirts

$55

Blue

Men's Aero Button Down

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Blue Gingham

New Arrival

Men's Aero Dress Shirt - Blue Gingham Nylon
Men's Aero Dress Shirt - Blue Gingham Nylon

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Blue Gingham Nylon

Men's Composite Slim Fit Polo

Men's Polos

$85

Navy

Men's Aero Button Down

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Black Multi Check

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Navy Grid Nylon

Men's Composite Slim Fit Polo

Men's Polos

$85

Blue

New Arrival

Men's Momentum Chino Shorts - Navy
Men's Momentum Chino Shorts - Navy

Men's Momentum Chino Shorts

Men's Shorts

$105

Navy

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Charcoal Grid Nylon

Previous Generation

Men's Aero Band Collar - Blue Stripe
Men's Aero Band Collar - Blue Stripe

Men's Aero Band Collar

Men's Dress Shirts

$95 $64

Blue Striped

Men's Momentum Chino

Men's Pants

$135

Slate

Men's Aero Button Down

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Grey Quad Grid

Men's Hybrid Fleece 1/4 Zip

Men's Sweaters

$125

Grey

Men's Composite Tee

Men's T-Shirts

$55

Stone

New Arrival

Men's Momentum Chino Shorts - Stone
Men's Momentum Chino Shorts - Stone

Men's Momentum Chino Shorts

Men's Shorts

$105

Stone

New Arrival

Men's Momentum Chino Shorts - Khaki
Men's Momentum Chino Shorts - Khaki

Men's Momentum Chino Shorts

Men's Shorts

$105

Khaki

Men's Composite Slim Fit Polo

Men's Polos

$85

Stone

Men's Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket

Intelligent Heated Jacket

$495

Black

Women's Hybrid Popover

Women's Blouses

$115

Blue Stripe

New Arrival

Men's Aero Dress Shirt - Blue Gingham
Men's Aero Dress Shirt - Blue Gingham

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Blue Gingham

Men's Composite Full Zip

Men's Sweaters

$185

Grey

Women's Composite Tank

Women's Tanks

$55

Stone

Women's Aero Dress Shirt

Women's Blouses

$115

White

New Arrival

Men's Aero Dress Shirt - Blue Twill Stripe Nylon
Men's Aero Dress Shirt - Blue Twill Stripe Nylon

Men's Aero Dress Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$115

Blue Twill Stripe Nylon

New Arrival

Men's Composite Merino Shirt - Black
Men's Composite Merino Shirt - Black

Men's Composite Merino Shirt

Men's Dress Shirts

$125

Black

New Arrival

Men's Hybrid Seersucker Short Sleeve - Navy
Men's Hybrid Seersucker Short Sleeve - Navy

Men's Hybrid Seersucker Short Sleeve

Men's Short Sleeve Shirts

$115

Navy

Women's Composite Tank

Women's Tanks

$55

Navy

Women's Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket

Intelligent Heated Jacket

$495

Black

New Arrival

Men's Hybrid Seersucker Short Sleeve - Light Blue
Men's Hybrid Seersucker Short Sleeve - Light Blue

Men's Hybrid Seersucker Short Sleeve

Men's Short Sleeve Shirts

$115

Light Blue

Men's Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket

Intelligent Heated Jacket

$495

Navy

Men's Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket

Intelligent Heated Jacket

$495

White