DWNSTRS began when the three of us were working at a fashion start-up in San Francisco. We literally all worked in the downstairs area and from co-workers, we became friends. We started brainstorming about ideas of our own line — a style that mimicked uniforms in a non-traditional way and that any gender could wear — to reflect the diversity of us as owners and our desire to break out of the confines of the San Francisco fashion scene.
We strive to make clothing that blurs the lines between class and gender, made with materials and processes that are as minimally harmful to the planet as possible. With limited runs made from reclaimed or American made materials and producing in San Francisco, we are challenging the fast fashion system - creating high quality garments to last through multiple seasons that can fit many different bodies and personalities.