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Hi there.

Welcome to Public Thread.

We’re so happy you’re here.

My name is Janay Brower. Right from my kitchen, I launched Public Thread in 2016. I started this company because I wanted to create a sustainable business that supports talented people in my community, uses materials that already exist and disrupts the current textile industry with creativity and collaboration.

We’re here to prove it is possible to honor people and planet through the manufacturing process.

By diverting textiles from the landfill and back into our hands, we’re re-imagining what exists in the world around us. We create living wage jobs and high-quality products with bold, important stories to tell

So you can feel good about the products you buy.

 
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What Is Public Thread?

So, what does “cut and sew” actually mean? Does Public Thread do contract work? How do you get your materials? What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Frequently asked questions deserve answers, and answers you shall receive (except for maybe that last one).


FAQ Land ➝

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Our People

Our talented employees are an integral part of this process.  The people who make your clothes and accessories are so often not rightfully honored for their work—but that doesn’t fly with us.  Every Public Thread team member is paid a living wage and is celebrated for each unique gift that they bring to the table, because we believe that the people behind our products should be at the very center of it all. 

Janay Brower   Founder & President

Janay Brower

Founder & President

Traci Johnson Richmond   Production & Quality Assurance Manager

Traci Johnson Richmond

Production & Quality Assurance Manager

Sallie Bacon   Head Sewist, Production Lead, Pattern-maker & Sample-maker

Sallie Bacon

Head Sewist,
Production Lead,
Pattern-maker & Sample-maker

Demi McNeal   Vice President of Design & Development

Demi McNeal

Vice President of Design & Development

Kelly Muschiana   Creative Director

Kelly Muschiana

Creative Director

Mariam AL Swiadi   Sewist, Designer, Sample-Maker

Mariam AL Swiadi

Sewist, Designer, Sample-Maker

Gabrielle Sorge   Marketing & Sales Lead

Gabrielle Sorge

Marketing & Sales Lead

Eunjin Cho   Product Development Intern & Sewist

Eunjin Cho

Product Development Intern & Sewist

 

“In a fractal conception, I am a cell-sized unit of the human organism, and I have to use my life to leverage a shift in the system by how I am, as much as with the things I do. This means actually being in my life, and it means bringing my values into my daily decision making. Each day should be lived on purpose .”

Adrienne Maree Brown  |  Emergent Strategy

 
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The Ecosystem

Take a look at our clients, suppliers of materials, and those who invest in doing both!

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