OFFICE

260 MADISON AVENUE

FLOOR 8

MANHATTAN, NY 10016

OPERATIONS

MANHATTAN, NY - CENTRAL OPERATIONS

PARIS, FR - RTW, COUTURE, EMBROIDERY, JEWELERY, NON-LEATHER HANDBAGS, EYEWEAR, HOME DECOR

LYON, FR - LEATHER SHOES, LEATHER HANDBAGS, LEATHER SMALL GOODS, WATCHES

SAVANNAH, GA - USA READY TO WEAR CONTRACTS until MARCH 2019

DETROIT, MI - USA READY TO WEAR CONTRACTS after MAY 2019

 

All project management takes place in a centralized office in Manhattan. A universal database for all projects clearly provides timelines, due dates, and milestones to promote efficiency. Teammates enjoy freedom to pick projects according to their preferences and interests and may choose from any of the three luxury labels. The central office provides specifications, tech sheets and timelines so teammates know what they are selecting. Once selected, both muslin and fashion fabric (with seam allowance) is cut with a TUKA CUT Machine, hand delivered or mailed to division managers, and then assigned to teammates. This ensures the most sustainable use of materials.

DGF is committed to promoting the values of master artisanship and the WOMAN MADE ideal. To this end, DGF is proud to maintain its commitment to working parent artisans and continues to provide 100% free room, board, and childcare to all full-time employees who need this in both the US and France. As a result of DGF winning a major contract to be the exclusive manufacturer for ready to wear and haute couture for an official haute couture label, DGF is now opening a new global headquarters in Paris with 50+ full-time employees. The Savannah location will remain open for American contracts that are on-going until March, and afterwards, a state-of-the-art factory will be opening in downtown Detroit. Regardless of location, all employees are expected to be fully trained in hand sewing and hand embroidery for the Couture collections, as well as proficient in machine sewing for Ready to Wear collections to be shipped around the world on time and in a systematic fashion. DGF requires all seamstress teammates possess a college degree and pass a substantial number of proficiency exams to ensure the absolute highest quality. For embroidery candidates, we expect no less than distinction-level graduation from Lesage, the Royal School of Needlework, or Hand and Lock. Efficiency with tambour and ribbonmaking is essential. Multiple luxury labels are produced at DGF in the same atelier, which streamlines the process and enhances quality, meaning a diversity of project options at all times. Using a similar approach as the Kirkland Ellis global legal project platform, all teammates are able to pick which projects they want to do and are given clearly outlined milestones and objectives to be met on a daily basis. This structure provides guidance to all. For example, one girl is in charge of sleeves. Another girl is in charge of small embroidery. Another girl does chiffon. This creates a systematic assembly line to achieve our goal of a one day lead time for ready to wear and a one week timeline for couture, as well to work toward our longer-term goal of just-in-time manufacturing in the Japanese tradition. Regular weekly performance reviews with bonuses incentivizes top performance. If you are interested in joining the most well-run factory in the garment business, contact us and we will review your application.

 

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