International Shipping

Per request, we’ve added first class mail international shipping to select countries. That’s $12 USD flat per package.   For more info, and to see which countries we now ship to, please check out our updated shipping page.  

Bra In Progress : Productization

I’ve been working on a new bra design with a back closure and more structured cups, in between being distracted by the new puppy and my secret art project. This bra is one I’ve been contemplating adding for a long time.  Simply put, it is the classic cut and sew style bra that can work…

Secrets

Sometimes it’s good to keep creative projects secret.  I’ve been working for the past several months on something I call my secret art project. Protecting the creative space is a process.  For years, I had a studio that was open to the public.  This was interesting, on some levels, and led to amazing friendships, relationships, and…

New Arrivals

Hello Spring. Despite the snow today, technically, of course, yesterday was the first day of spring. Here are some new arrivals for you to enjoy.  Shop here.  

Lookbooks

Just updated and added: all our lookbooks, now in one place. Over time, I’ve played with so many variations on content-division between the ecommerce site and cms pages, such as a blog.  I think I’ve finally found the right one (let’s hope!) Thus lookbooks, fit guides, and blog-type stuff now resides here, at brookthere.blog.  Ecommerce…

Minute by Minute, Easy by Easy

This is Gracie.  She is a six month old Belgian Malinois, and now, she is often my studio partner. I’ve never had a puppy before, and generally, starting with a high drive breed is not recommended.  Thus, this has been an interesting past few weeks of adjustments! In reflecting on why I would have willingly taken…

The reality of being a maker

There is this thing that happens when you have a creative personality and then start a business. The reality is that actual artistic process and business processes, at least for me, come from different parts of the psyche. Or the soul, who knows. So let’s imagine you like making clothes: it’s an intensely creative and…

Notions

Notions refers to the tiny bits of things that get attached to clothing in the construction process.  It’s a catch-all term that includes: buttons, zippers, elastics, labels, bindings, closures, and thread. One of the challenges of made-in-the-usa is that almost all notions are now made overseas. For years, customers have been asking for bras with…

Three Lists

When I arrived in the studio yesterday, I made three lists. Things I should do. Things I want to do. Things I’m afraid to do. I constrained the parameters to just studio work, by the way.  Otherwise those could be very long lists. This was after a few days spent diligently and timefully completing year…

Persona Workings

In college I was introduced to idea of persona work by a very interesting performance art teacher.  Performance art is an entirely different thing from performing arts. The latter includes ballet, theater, dance, acting, etc.  The former term encompasses any time-based, 4th dimensional art project. One of my early performance pieces was about fresh starts,…