ace&jig is a textile love story.
in 2009, we set out to create a seasonless women’s collection from one fabrication: our own yarn-dye, woven fabric. we wanted to create timeless garments from our own textile designs, as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. effortless clothing that could be worn in many ways, for many years. we are constantly inspired by our own ever-growing textile collections. at the start of each new season, we sit down with our most exciting finds—from the feedsack bags of antique french linens to japanese boro quilts—and begin to create our own woven story.
our search for the ideal manufacturer led us to India, where we found experienced textile specialists weaving on ancient wooden hand looms. several times a year we travel there and work one-on-one with weavers to create our authentic fabrics. our indian partners share our core values and practice the holistic kaizen philosophy of continuing to improve. not only do they provide free childcare, but they also use reclaimed water to grow organic produce for their employees.
our colors and silhouettes shift, but each collection is anchored by the stripe. we believe yarn-dye stripes, whether created by alternating textures or through pops of saturated color, are an iconic and timeless medium, and an endless source for reinvention.
ace&jig is based in brooklyn, new york, and portland, oregon, and is composed of cary vaughan and jenna wilson, who met more than ten years ago as fashion design interns and instantly bonded over their shared love of antique textiles. after cary gave birth to daughter alice and jenna had her son james, they felt the time had come to collaborate again. thus, ace&jig was born.