American Made | Poppet Style

We are American Made. It’s important for us to not only talk about our garments being handmade, but also share pictures of the lovely hardworking sewers, that piece together every Poppet. We are American Made , we truly are and that is something that we are very proud of. It takes a lot of time and attention to detail to make our packable garments look their best and function well.

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Shown here are the credit card pockets , which are individually hand cut and then sewn together. The next step is to sew one of these into every larger pocket, which is then attached to the garment.

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The finished pocket is sewn into the interior seam of the cardigan. The pocket is concealed when wearing and may be used to stash a cell phone, credit card and travel papers. Great for travel to countries where pick pocketing is an issue.

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Sextet Fabrics was founded in 1971 by Ron Ross and five other partners. All of the partners had extensive experience in textiles. Being the end of the go-go Sixties, and there being 6 partners, the name Sextet was chosen. A Sextet is a group of 6, usually associated with vocal or musical instrument groups, but in our case the name worked.

As the years progressed Sextet became involved in the knitting and dying of our own fabrics, and also owned knitting machines and some finishing equipment. We also represented a knitting mill specializing in intimate apparel fabrics, known as Hyde Park Industries. During the 1990’s Sextet was the largest knitted wool converter in the country.

Today, Sextet is primarily a domestic fine gauge knit converter. We produce fabrics to order, and also stock almost a half a million yards of fabric for immediate delivery. The company is now owned and operated by the next generation, Barbara Ross and Gordon Stern.

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              Classic Sapphire Blue Poppet 

Our Lotus Poppet is made using a sustainable bamboo rayon, cotton , spandex blend that is imported from Canadian company , Kendor Fabrics.

KenDor Textiles, founded in 1953, was named after Ken and Dorothy Gregson. The conception of the company in the context of a family is representative of our commitment to quality service, building relationships, and integrity. This attitude has always been central to our business philosophy.Now, in his 30th year with the company, Paul King has stepped in to guide KenDor into our specialty of recycled PET yarns, eco-friendly fibres, sustainable growth, and organic sources. The industry has changed immensely over this period of time, and Paul’s experience has helped cultivate KenDor into the innovator in the marketplace that it is today.

 The sewers at YS Apparel are so detailed. Owners Mr and Mrs Yoon are experts , always working to the highest standards,especially with knit fabrics. We love to stop by and see how things are going and oversee production ,as well as maintaining quality control.

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Helen and Mr Yoon at YS Apparel in Chicago.

We  make our patterns and cut and sew our garments in Chicago.  We enlisted the help of V.Mora , a Chicago based fashion consulting company to keep up with the demand of our garments. Julie Luther is the pattern maker extraordinaire at V.Mora , who help us bring our American Made award winning designs to life.

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With our pattern maker Julie Luther at V.Mora

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We are two women entrepreneurs, who had an idea and are making it happen, With the help of many local sources, we aim to deliver on the highest quality , innovative, packable garments for women , that are truly American Made !

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Thank you for all of your support, It is truly appreciated.

Helen Tyler & Karen Hill-Krolow

H & K The Poppet Company

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