Tessa Fay

Tessa Fay is an American independent designer brand that specializes in handmade clothing for the feminine eclectic. Founded in 2020 and sourced from vintage and deadstock upholstery & drapery fabrics, each garment is sustainably handmade by Tessa Thompson in her Athens, GA based studio. Tessa attributes most of her dress-making knowledge to her grandmother, Fay, who likely hand-sewed the hem of your favorite Tessa Fay dress. The southern grandmother-granddaughter duo ensure unique feminine & timeless styles, impeccable quality & craftsmanship, and clothing pieces guaranteed to give you butterflies and make you dance in your bathroom mirror.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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This collection is entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people.

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The products in this collection are made with at least 50% recycled or upcycled materials.

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