Clothes that you love, for a body that you love.
At Pamut, our mission is to craft classic garments that fit you perfectly, just as you are. We cut and sew styles to order in our studio, giving us the ability to tweak sizing and customize our styles based on your measurements. We can't wait to create your bespoke fit!
Redefining Sustainable Fashion
We're the real deal.
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.
Pamut fabrics are GOTS certified, recycled, and/or low-impact. Once fabrics arrive to our studio, our goal is to minimize waste. We do this by employing a made-to-order model, resulting in no excess inventory. Rather than disposing of offcuts, we use them for smaller panels and patchwork garments. We currently generate just two bags of trash per month from our studio. We are devoted to providing a living wage to all of our employees and contractors.
You are worthy of clothes that fit.
The community we’re building supports people 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, and we offer complimentary customization.
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.
I ended up finding the happiness I was searching for by returning to the roots of making clothing. I 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 (lots of hours of podcasts!), 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 ethical fashion, 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 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.