OUR STORY + COMMITMENT
Comfy Clothing, Ethically Made in the USA in Small Batches
Owner, Shelley Tattam
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - Dr. Seuss
I wear lots of hats, mom, wife, sister, friend, photographer, entrepreneur, business owner, designer, and ecologist. Gus + Steel is where I can bring all these talents and passions together. It has been a dream of mine to open an ethical children's clothing company where comfort, style and the environment can all meet. What I never imagined when starting Gus + Steel was all the lasting friendships I would make along the way.
Our story began with the arrival of our son, Gus. His need is for comfortable, dependable and properly fitting clothes to explore his new world. My need is that he live in a world where clothes (among a myriad of other goods) are ethically made of environmentally friendly materials in the USA. These needs inspired me to begin producing clothes in a fashion that would fuse them like the "+" fuses Gus + Steel.
All Gus + Steel clothing is made from ethically sourced fabric milled in the USA from a family owned and run business. Our clothing is made in small batches at a small wife and husband owned manufacturing company just down the street from our mill. We are committed to sustainable fashion that respects our environment. From our eco friendly and organic fabrics to our poly mailers we are always trying to waste less and give back. We donate all slightly flawed clothing to local charities, donate scrap fabric to schools and use reusable and resealable eco mailers. Our children are the future, so it is our goal to do our part in making sure the world is a better place for them.