NATHAN AND EMILY BARTELS

Clothiers

N. Bidlake – San Luis Obispo, California & Des Moines, Iowa

I met Nathan and Emily while I was working on their clothing company during my time at 8/7 Central. We became good friends in the process and I have enjoyed getting to know their story and their hearts for quality and the ethical production of clothing. My experience in the clothing industry has been on the retail side or at a screen-printing shop, but Nathan and Emily have started from the very beginning, enlisting pattern makers, choosing out fabric, building samples, then ordering short run production. It amazes me that in the world of retail giants, there are people that are taking on the industry from the bottom and with a conscience. I own the N. Bidlake trousers and the base layer shirt but so far my favorite one of their products is the deerskin gloves. #makedesmoines