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The Collection

The Shaina Mote collection provides versatile and timeless staples for the distinctive, modern woman.

Each season balances the inherent functionality of sleek design and the delight of the unexpected. Subtle design details inspire continuous rediscovery and novel ways to wear while classic silhouettes maintain the relevance of each piece, season over season. The Shaina Mote woman eschews reign of the trend in favor of timeless self-expression.

The perennial core collection strips down to the absolute basics and is meant to round out the wardrobe.

The line emphasizes longevity through superior construction techniques and exceptional fit. A clean color palette focusing on black, white and easy-to-wear neutral tones, assures lasting significance.

Est. 2012

The Make

From the inception of a new design to the final product, all Shaina Mote pieces are designed, developed and made in Los Angeles. Our dedication to fair, American-made production stands at the forefront of what we do and how we do it. From the beginning, we have been supporting the local economy and nurturing the trades and skills found within domestic garment manufacturing.

Over the years, we have built a solid base of family-run contractors and local craftsmen with whom we work. They are responsible for the long-lasting construction of every piece of clothing that we make. Even special touches throughout the seasons such as pleating or dyeing are done locally. From perfect cutting of fabric, to deliberate sewing and finishing with French seams or bias-bound edges on a jersey knit, the collection is built to last by people we know personally.

The Materials

The current emphasis for the materials we use is on natural and renewable resources of the fiber. We choose natural materials over synthetic fibers that can be petroleum-based and can take up to two hundred years to decompose. When we can, we try to go with the better choice of two or more options. When possible and offered, we also source from mills that still produce in the United States.

Tencel

If Tencel could take on the properties of all fabrics, we would use it for everything. It is made of sustainably harvested eucalyptus trees that are processed using minimal water in a closed-loop system where all waste is recaptured. This makes it wholly dissimilar to the process and waste of cotton, while still maintaining its comfort, breathability and longevity.

MicroModal

Most of our knitwear is made of MicroModal proudly knitted in Los Angeles. Sustainably harvested beechwood trees need minimal environmental input to create a fabric that is incredibly soft, smooth and luxurious, and still breathable.

Rayon

Often associated with synthetics, this fiber is actually made of wood pulp from trees. Its characteristics allow it to be woven in a number of different ways that translate into a wide array of fabric options. We like the natural properties for the ease of wear and beautiful drape on the body both still and in motion.

Denim

Our preferred supplier of denim is Made-in-USA Cone Denim based out of North Carolina. This company is one of the few that remains after the flight of weaving machinery and expertise overseas several decades ago.

Wool

We use wool sparsely but when we do, it comes from a family-run mill in Italy that has been weaving cloth for decades.