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Designed, cut, sewn and sold in the U.S. — Banana Republic’s new partnership

DesignTighe Flatley, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

Visit a New York City Banana Republic store next spring, and you may go home with clothes cut and sewn just down the street; talk about keeping it local.

It's all thanks to a partnership between Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, who are hatching collections from fresh talent with a focus on American design and production. Two U.S. designers — one from New York and another from Los Angeles — will premiere limited-edition collections in 2016, featuring fabrics produced in their local neighborhoods.

Timo Weiland, an alumnus of the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} program, is the first designer — the Los Angeles designer will be announced later. In September, his team unveiled a full women's collection at Banana Republic's New York Fashion Week show, and those highly anticipated items will be available in stores soon.

Across 12 styles, customers can expect to see solids and custom prints in dresses, tops, skirts and a blazer — all cut and sewn in New York.

For a first look at the collection, stay tuned to Gap Inc. and Banana Republic social media.