Black Women Owned Businesses - Our Top Picks!

Katherine Williford

If last year taught me anything, it’s that being a business owner is never going to NOT be a roller coaster ride! Just as soon as I felt like Pamut was on track for smooth sailing in 2020, the pandemic hit and our lives all turned upside down. Maybe that’s why entrepreneur Jes Averhart’s message of reinvention resonated so strongly with me when we met earlier this year. As so many of us have had to “pivot”, both professionally and personally, the notion of acclimating to that big space outside of your comfort zone has never rung truer.   Jes...

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The Future Of Fashion Is Here, And It's Tailored Just For You.

Katherine Williford

The concept of a custom made garment isn’t new. In fact, it’s how clothing was made up until the Industrial Revolution. Since ancient times, garments were either made at home or cut and sewn to fit by small dress shops. But over just a few decades, there was a monumental shift in how clothing was bought and sold. The early 1800’s marked the rise of factories and department stores, who formed a supply and distribution chain for ready-made clothing. Because clothing was now produced en masse, those department stores had to devise a way to specify sizing for the first...

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Shopping the Spring Collection?

Katherine Williford

A new release of lots of pieces at once can be overwhelming! Keep reading for a detailed guide on our new styles... The Mira Cropped Top What Is It? Carrying through from last year in new colors and fabrics, the Mira Cropped Top is an easy tank that can be reversed (wear it with the scoop or V in front). How to Wear. Pair the Mira with the high waisted Emil Pants or Florence Skirt. Fit Update Alert! This top ran small last year, so we've updated the pattern to be wider in the body. It's now true to size. If you've previously...

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The Surprising Inspiration Behind Pamut Spring Collection

Katherine Williford

2020 Has Changed Me Forever An Artist's Statement, from Kat  An adventurer at heart, I've always lived my life focusing on new connections, new places, and new experiences. I felt ready to conquer the world; unafraid of the consequences of being freewheeling, spontaneous, and perhaps a bit brash. When the pandemic hit, my biggest fear wasn't the virus. It was actually the thought of losing myself and the freedom that I valued more than anything. I went into protection mode, holding that wild part of me back and tucking it away somewhere safe. I assumed that it would re-emerge easily when the...

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Why I'm Changing the Name of the Uma Haori

Katherine Williford

*Before reading this blog post, I highly recommend that you read this article written by Emi Ito, a Japanese-American who speaks about cultural appropriation of traditional Japanese garments. I consulted with Emi while writing this piece, and feel that it is important to first know her opinion before reading mine. The image of the Haori in this article is one of my original inspiration photos for FW20.   Recently, a customer posed a question to me: Why have I named a Pamut garment, the Uma Haori, after a traditional Japanese garment? Some people consider this to be cultural appropriation, and could be offended...

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A Day In Our New Studio

Katherine Williford

As you may have heard, we moved to a new studio at the start of 2021! This was a very exciting transition, since we had long run out of space in our old location (Charity and I were constantly bumping into each other, and the tiny space made keeping clean so much more difficult). We were excited to get back to work after our Winter Break and finalizing our new setup. Here's just a peek at what we're working on day-to-day!   Organizing Our New Shop Area  Our goal (once things are safe again!) is to allow appointments for customers...

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