Irwin Garden was founded by Beth Anne Caples on the principles of sustainability, local sourcing and the creation of timeless pieces with exceptional details. The brand reconnects consumers to the origins of their clothing and stresses that each piece was made by human hands. These artisans and their environment and cultures are treated with the utmost respect. Irwin Garden’s collections are not designed around trends; each piece is designed to be cherished and worn in many ways, season after season, year after year.
Irwin Garden’s foundation is built around a core collection that is carried forward every season. These pieces are updated in new colors and fabrics and can be mixed and matched with statement pieces that are incorporated into each collection. Each product is crafted from the highest quality biodegradable and natural fibers, ensuring it will return to the environment at the end of its life cycle.
Beth Anne is passionate about manufacturing in New York City. The quality and craftsmanship of each Irwin Garden garment is of the utmost importance, and Beth Anne is part of every step of the production process. By producing locally, she can oversee the cutting and sewing of the collection, have transparency in the supply chain and continue to support the skilled workers and businesses in New York City's garment district.
“These are pieces to be lived in and worn over the years, not for one trend cycle and then thrown away.” - Beth Anne Kaples, Founder
All Irwin Garden knitted and crocheted pieces are handcrafted by skilled artisans in Mongolia and Peru. For these, Irwin Garden uses locally-sourced cotton yarn in an effort to stimulate the local economy, support local farmers and limit CO2 emissions. Each of these hand-knit and crocheted pieces can take up to 120 hours to complete.