On-demand apparel platform Bespoke Manufacturing Company is opening a new state-of-the-art facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The project is expected to create 250 jobs.
The 50,000 square-foot facility incorporates Kornit’s newest Presto S Max digital printer, which feeds into multiple Gerber Z1 digital cutters then directly into 120 of Juki’s newest electronic sewers using a fleet of Fetch Robotics AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots). The plant has a capacity of over five dresses per minute. The site is planned for operations in June 2022.
“We chose to build our first plant in the heart of Phoenix because of the talented sewers the city has to offer from around the world,” said J. Kirby Best, Founder of BMC. “Quality is of the utmost importance. We have hired first-rate tailors and sewers who are eager to show that the United States is a competitive force in apparel manufacturing.”
BMC is a tech-enabled print, cut & sew operation specializing in one-off, on-demand garments and home fashion products. The company is an ideal manufacturing solution for any size apparel brand that strives to reshape its supply chain. Brands can offer personalized products on-demand thanks to fast turnaround times and direct-to-consumer shipping options.
“Arizona is quickly becoming a fashion innovation hotbed, with designers, manufacturers and distributors of all sizes making an impact,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “BMC’s state-of-the-art facility brings another high-tech innovator to our state, and we are proud to welcome their expansion.”
"With talented fabric and consumer-product innovators, Greater Phoenix continues to attract technology-focused companies and manufacturers," said Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "We're excited to welcome BMC as the latest high-tech manufacturer choosing to expand in the region and look forward to being a partner in their continued growth and success."