Our Story

Cotton shirts being Charles' first venture, comes Cotton the First.

From pushing pixels to sewing stitches, Charles is an atypical artist.  With BFA in visual development, he went to work in tech for the likes of Electronic Arts and Disney.  He art directed digital products with charming characters and story lines. These were great gigs.  Yet digital products were simply not enough for him; he wanted to bring pixels to life.

Growing up, retailing and manufacturing were in his blood; his family were in the trade.  It seems that fabrics and fit were in his DNA.  Some may say he has come full-circle, in fact it was while working on a dress-up game at Disney his fashion interest was reignited.  Charles took night classes learning pattern-making and sewing at Academy of Art University; the rest shall we say is history.  In 2017, Charles made a bold move and left the tech world to found his first venture with the goal:  

Fewer but better.

Because you don’t need a lot of clothes, you just need a few great pieces.  Charles is here to help you take that leap.