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We Make Ours Under Our Own Roof.

Most brands don't want to deal with making their own stuff. We actually love it.


DeFeet has always manufactured it's own products. We've done it in the same factory since 1992. There have been blips when we've had to find ways around that for short periods of time. Like after we lost our entire factory to a fire on September 18, 2001. We had to find a new spot to knit our stuff. It was just one week after 9/11 and we lost everything. So, we found a new home for about a year where we were able to continue knitting and re-build our factory.

DeFeet has been in business for 20 years. During that time, we all witnessed change that took place at a pace that had never been seen before. We were told that the American consumer no longer cared about quality, only price. That they didn't care about the origin of a product. We were told that American manufacturing was dead. We were told that brick and mortar retailing was history. We were told that the sports we loved would not survive the scandals they faced.

It turns out that was all bunk. What is true is that we live in a time when it's easier than ever to start a new brand, manufacture elsewhere, put up a web site and begin selling. At DeFeet, we dream, innovate, and create. What differentiates us to a large degree is how we manufacture. We couldn't make our products as different as we do if we made them on an assembly line where five or ten other brands make their products. 

Our designs are ours. That's why we have to make them. That's what we love to do. 


 
Locally Sourced Materials
We get our yarns from within a 50 mile radius of our factory.

 
Employing Skilled Craftspeople
In an area steeped in knitting history, DeFeet is fortunate to employ such knowledgable craftspeople. Many brands they formerly worked with have left to manufacture in other countries.

 
Organization that works for us. And you.
DeFeet doesn't need to pick up the phone to find out what's going on with your order. We like knowing what's happening with your order every step of the way.

 
Working with machinery
Many "brands" today can't deal with mechanical things. They have to source their products, which means they get the same product as the other brands making their product at that factory. We grew up working on bikes, cars, and knitting machines. We don't mind getting dirty to build it our way.

 
Recycling
Every time a salesman shows up at DeFeet and tries to sell us a product that can't be recycled after we use it, we send them packing. Usually they return months or years later, letting us know their companies changed their ways.

 
Minimizing Waste
 Water usage is a costly side effect of manufacturing clothing. Our washing machines recycle water between washings, saving 100's of thousands of gallons of water from going down the drain annually. 


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