In the Beginning
Poplin & Co. began with an idea that original designs shouldn’t be reserved for designer brands. We wanted to provide designer brand originality at prices accessible to everyone without sacrificing quality or ethicality. It was an ambitious goal by any standard but one we felt we could take on.
We started by using our experience and knowledge in the apparel industry to focus on the most important aspect of our business… A credible, ethical manufacturing partner who would work with us and one who believed in what we wanted to achieve. Our search lead us on many paths, from North American manufacturers to Asian manufacturers and even took us on an unforgettable trip through India. Unfortunately, after a year of searching we were no closer to finding the right partner with the right values or technical ability. Our moment of eureka came when we booked a flight to Las Vegas, to attend the world famous apparel industry show called Apparel Magic. It was there that we found the partner we were looking for.
Natural Fabric & The Right Fit
After we sorted out a manufacturing partner we began drawing up fit patterns, experimenting with fabrics and laying out preliminary print designs. After months of back and forth we agreed on a unique 100% Peached Cotton fabric that’s soft to the touch, machine washable and easy to care for. We preshrunk our fabrics to make sure our shirts don’t shrink after washes.
Progressive Design Philosophy
Now that the fabric was finalized we got down to the fun stuff… designing. Our goal was to create a bold yet polished design style that would push the creative boundaries in menswear. Our seasoned Design Director was up for the challenge. She used her many years of international apparel design experience and created a collection that would set us apart in the menswear apparel market.
After a long journey we made Poplin & Co. shirts available in 2018 to a great reception, and since then our shirts have spread online and across North America.