Marguerite Swope

The NunaWrap Story

The NunaWrap Story
Sewing has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl, and when I left teaching in 2000, I started selling clothing I made. I'm trained as a mathematician, and geometric shapes heavily influence my designs. One of my best-selling items has been the NunaWrap style, but in rayon. Facing a long, overseas flight one early spring, I made myself a wrap in fleece to take on the plane. Its warmth and comfort, combined with the easy-on/easy-off feature, make it perfect for plane travel. In addition, it provided me with a mini-robe at my destination and a warm...

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Marguerite Swope

Who Made Your Clothes? Introducing My Factory in Pennsylvania

Who Made Your Clothes?  Introducing My Factory in Pennsylvania
When was the first time you thought about who made your clothes?  Growing up, either my mother or I made my clothes, and sometimes we’d buy them at a local shop.  I never thought about where the clothes in that shop came from, but my guess is that most were made in the USA because there was so much manufacturing here back then.  Now, through serendipity, I have my own factory in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, and a big focus of my blog will be the things we do every day.  Trust me, it’s always something, and so instead of thinking I’m...

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