One of the screens used to make the scarves. Deddens and Mukai do almost all of their own production; it’s partly a budget issue, of course, but it also satisfies their sense of curiosity. “We find it super important to understand how things are made, which is the main reason we hardly ever outsource,” they say. “It’s also nice to know that you can control the whole process.” The one time they did work with an outside producer recently—on a custom design for a heritage clogmaker in the British countryside—things didn’t end well. “It's just quite hard to find people who can make things to your standards.”
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One of the screens used to make the scarves. Deddens and Mukai do almost all of their own production; it’s partly a budget issue, of course, but it also satisfies their sense of curiosity. “We find it super important to understand how things are made, which is the main reason we hardly ever outsource,” they say. “It’s also nice to know that you can control the whole process.” The one time they did work with an outside producer recently—on a custom design for a heritage clogmaker in the British countryside—things didn’t end well. “It's just quite hard to find people who can make things to your standards.”