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…

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…

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…

Fit Guide: Undies, Bras, + Lingerie

The exhaustive and nearly-complete guide to Brook There underwear, bras, and lingerie fit.  Buying for someone else? This might help- but please do try to get your giftee’s measurements. We’ll aim to explain the details of all our styles, cuts, and a size guide. Plus, you might learn somethings about lingerie in general. First Things…

The Pixy Bra: Process Shots

We just launched a new production run of the Pixy Bra– a style that we have been out of stock on for quite some time (sorry all!) and are very happy to have back in! The Pixy Bra was the second primary bra style we released following our original triangle bra.  The Pixy is designed…

Spring Stock Up

It’s that moment in late February where the daylight starts to open up and you start to think about spring cleaning, or spring arranging, or spring stocking. Add some houseplants. Rearrange furniture. Do the annual closet purge. Start designing your spring and summer wardrobe. Get a fresh notebook or two for some new thoughts. One…

Simple Winter Underlayers

I love to choose dark, rich, shades in the winter.  Think nutmeg or chocolate.  Basic black is always a nice option as well.  The deeper shades complement winter clothing choices- layers of cottons, silks or wools, in my case.  Nothing like a cocoa brown bralette under a steely silk camisole paired with a woven shirt…