I’ve built this brand around the idea that fashion can have a positive impact on our communities. At Pamut, we make our garments using organic cotton in US factories where workers are treated as equals. For us, responsible production is a standard, not an option.
Pamut started with owner Kat Williford’s journey to the other side of the world. Kat visitied and lived in Budapest, Hungary for three years. Living abroad challenged Kat’s perception of the world in ways that impacted her beliefs about creating and designing. She learned from her Hungarian friends how to make something out of nothing. When Kat moved back home to Raleigh, NC, she began to connect with pioneers of the revived NC textile industry. She realized that, through Pamut, she could create a support system of local designers, artists, and producers in North Carolina; a truly sustainable company that creates beautiful clothing too!