Our little bohemian dream: To live by the beach, sewing, screen printing and surfing, began October of 2007 in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico.
Pauly and I moved to Sayulita on a whim and opened Rosemary boutique right away. I love to sew and dreamed of selling my creations while Pauly tried numerous business ideas to help keep our dream alive. The screen printing business started to take off about 4 years ago and now Pauly’s line of T-shirts (called Pajaro), can be found in 6 different locations along the coast of Mexico as well as online and in our shop.
In November 2013 I decided I could use a hand with sewing and taught my neighbor Zury how to sew. She began helping me every day as our little business grew. Last year I noticed how much clothing I was selling in my shop, that was originating in China and elsewhere and decided that that was a silly notion when I had access to great seamstresses at reasonable wages right here in Mexico. Literally one week later I launched the opening of the sewing factory right here in Sayulita.
Zury and her mother Chela, Maura (our neighbor) and I were the start of Rosemary Mini Fabrica. After about a month of hard work and lots of leaning we decided to add Aureli (sister in law to our hat maker Edgar). A month later we added Nancy (sister to Zury and daughter of Chela). This last big order we did for a beautiful boutique in Cabo we needed extra hands and also had the help of Lilly (another sister of Zury). Finally we added the amazing Melissa from Saltillo as manager of the factory. So currently we are employing 8 locals of Sayulita in the factory plus 4 in our boutique. It feels great to help out the community in this way.
In Sayulita we have a low season and most businesses lay off employees and re-hire in November when high season picks up again. This is hard on the locals as they also depend on this tourism. My goal is to KEEP THE FACTORY OPEN ALL SUMMER and get enough work to keep my girls sewing! I just made the journey to Guadalajara and San Miguel de Allende and got our clothing in 6 boutiques up there, and we are always looking for more boutiques!
If I can get enough summer business I am hoping to keep the factory open! We have exceptional quality and the capability to make very technical clothing on our state of the art sewing machines. If you know anyone who would like to get small (or large) runs of clothing made at incredibly good prices, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or just place an order yourself for some fabulous clothing to get you all set for summer!!