Clothes that you love, for a body that you love.
At Pamut, our mission is to craft clothing that fits you perfectly, just as you are. The simplicity of natural fibers inspires us to create soft, grounding pieces that you'll want to wear every day. Each silhouette highlights the breathability, drape, and texture of our bespoke fabrics.
Every Pamut piece is made by hand in North Carolina, either by our team in our Raleigh studio or by Opportunity Threads in the foothills of NC. We believe that fashion should be inclusive, so each piece is made in XS-4XL, with custom sizing available at no extra charge.
Redefining Sustainable Fashion
We're the real deal.
We source only the highest quality natural fibers to use for our garments. All of our woven pieces are cut, sewn, and printed by our small team in our Raleigh studio. To make our organic tees, we work with the most eco-friendly production facilities in North Carolina.
You are worthy of clothes that fit.
The community we’re building supports women of all shapes and sizes. We strive to offer the widest range of sizing possible for our small business. More than 90% of our garments are available in sizes XS-4XL.
Get to Know Kat.
Hi, I’m Kat, and I’m the maker behind Pamut Apparel. I live in Raleigh, NC with my husband, Francisco. Both Francisco and I grew up in Raleigh and were, in fact, friends in high school before we began dating in our late twenties. We have a huge love for our home state, although it took me a while to return after childhood. I’m an adventurer at heart, and always had a craving to travel and explore.
I took a big step out of my comfort zone when I moved to Budapest, Hungary back in 2014. After falling out of love with the fashion industry during my stint as a designer at a mall brand, I was feeling somewhat directionless. I was unsure of how I could be happy working in an industry that seemed to be a blatant lie… Pollution, low-wages and poor working conditions, unrealistic body standards, and cheaply made garments. This was not something I could ignore.
When I began making screenprinted cotton t-shirts in Budapest, my only goal was to make a little money to supplement my savings so that I could live abroad for a year or two. After falling out of love with the fashion industry during my stint as a designer at a mall brand, I was feeling somewhat directionless. I was unsure of how I could be happy working in an industry that seemed to be a blatant lie… Pollution, low-wages and poor working conditions, unrealistic body standards, and cheaply made garments. This was not something I could ignore.
I ended up finding the happiness I was searching for by returning to the roots of making clothing. I literally got my hands dirty as I began to dye, print, and sew in my little flat in Budapest. It was great to be cleaning ink out from underneath my fingernails again. I felt like a real maker, not just a designer sending off vague ideas to be crafted by some unknown pair of hands. As my confidence as a maker grew, my renewed passion for beautiful clothing became stronger and more defined. At the same time, I felt a pull to return to my NC roots. I moved back to Raleigh, which had grown into a buzzing city in the time that I was away.
Back in North Carolina, I spend the majority of my time in the Pamut studio. I enjoy most of that time (hours and hours of podcasts, anyone?), but I do wish I had more freedom to travel. When I’m not working, you can probably find me in hot yoga, or grabbing an oat milk latte (or wine) with one of my wonderful creative friends. I feel so blessed to have a great maker community here in Raleigh!
At this stage of my life, I’m feeling especially proud of how I’ve been able to grow Pamut into a company that can support me, that educates people about sustainability, and that helps contribute to North Carolina’s textile industry. NC has a history as a textile state, and my long-term goal with Pamut is to continue that tradition. I’m proud of my roots, and proud of how far I went on my journey to the other side of the world and back home again. I hope my love of making translates directly into you loving and enjoying your clothes. I hope it connects you a little bit more to your own roots, and to our big beautiful world out there too.