"Los Angeles from conception to completion."
CALILA has a love affair with Downtown Los Angeles. Cameron and Lindsey both live and work on our passion in our Design Studio and Showroom located in the historic Brewery Artist Lofts, which according to LA Weekly is "the world's largest artist-in-residence community".
The city of Los Angeles has been deeply supportive of the rich history of the city, the immigrants and artists who built the city's heart from the ground up, so it is only natural that we would respect that tradition by making things by hand right here.
The streets of Downtown Los Angeles hold the same locations that Lindsey, our Lead Creative Designer, has fond memories of sourcing fabric and materials for her projects at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. It is full of excitement and opportunity day in and day out, and Calila is honored to be be accepted into this thriving artistic community.
Who makes your products?
All of our designs start out in construction phase on our Juki 1541S industrial sewing machine. Cameron handles hand-cutting and material preparation, while Lindsey sews the final piece. After our design is rigorously tested and meet the guidelines for launching to our customers, the item is handmade by both of us in house for up to 6 months while we sell, gain feedback, and continue the market development of the design. When the product reaches the capacity that we can no longer keep up with demand in the studio, we partner with artists and leather crafters in Los Angeles to support our growing needs.
What does that mean for our customers?
It means you're getting all U.S. sourced materials being hand made in Downtown Los Angeles. It means not just quality but craftsmanship: details that meet the highest standard. It means reducing your carbon footprint by eliminating excess shipping costs.
It means knowing exactly who made your item, and why it matters.
See us in person!
The CALILA Design Studio and Showroom is located at The Brewery Historic Artist Lofts in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles.
The address is as follows:
1910 N. Main Street #3
Los Angeles, CA 90031
The showroom is open by appointment only for wholesale inquiries and the design studio is open by appointment for customers to pick up retail orders.