Lavelle Manufacturing began in 2013 as a concept to bring small manufacturing back to the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, an area that once thrived on handmade goods. Stephen Curd wanted to bring to life an enterprise that wed his high-end custom-tailored clothing (through his namesake brand Garic Stephens) with US-made one-of-a-kind ready-to-wear pieces. Garic Stephens, founded in 2006, focuses on bespoke clothing made from the highest-quality fabrics and time-honored sewing techniques to deliver something special to each client.
In 2017, Lavelle Manufacturing opened its doors to the public, offering custom jeans and jackets (Lavelle), bespoke suiting (Garic Stephens), and handmade leather goods and unique jewelry (GS Accessories). Through the Lavelle Manufacturing umbrella, clients can find pieces that are customized, affordable and made with top-quality materials and techniques.
A goal of Lavelle is to grow the business to offer regional jobs at a fair wage, contributing to a resurgence of small manufacturing in the southeastern United States.
Otto is the Lavelle Manufacturing shop dog who loves to greet customers when they visit. He is such an integral part of the Lavelle brand that his image is emblazoned on our products. You’ll find his sweet face on hats, hand-dyed shirts, and jackets. Otto is one-of-a-kind, just like you. Live. Love. Lavelle.