At COTTON CITIZEN, we are driven by a passion for craftsmanship, timeless design, unique color stories and innovative wash treatments. We combine these elements to create the character and soul of our brand that has become known around the world as a contemporary essentials house delivering modern basics for a well-rounded wardrobe. At the heart of everything we do is our heritage of being an American born, American made company creating products that we can be proud of. We pride ourselves on the high quality garments that are created under one roof in Los Angeles and enjoyed throughout the world
We are a family operated business based in our hometown of Los Angeles, California. While our family was raised here, our growing team represents a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds who have all planted roots here in L.A, helping to build a very strong connection we have with our community. We employ a team of creative individuals across multiple divisions including design, creative, marketing, sales, finance, human resources, quality control and sewing, to name a few. Our office is a collaborative creative studio. Instead of cubicles, we prefer open spaces. We believe that individual engagement combined with team collaboration is the foundation of our long-term success as a brand. Sales and Marketing can often be found meeting on the couches while Wholesale and Production conduct their meeting in the front yard with their dogs (who are always welcome in our facilities).
At COTTON CITIZEN, we want you to live in our products, so we make them to last. We start by sourcing only the finest cotton, focusing largely on locally and organically grown suppliers in California whenever possible. The ability to closely focus on the detailed applications that enhance the longevity of each of our garments is at the heart of what we do. Ethical manufacturing, impeccable quality, innovative developments and timeless design are implemented across our company.
The Sustainability Mission
We believe that our main responsibility is to create desirable yet essential items that our customers value and enjoy for years. As a result, the starting point of our sustainability pledge is that we are extremely proud of the products we produce. How they look, their quality, and how they are produced and consumed is at the forefront of all we do at COTTON CITIZEN. This mission is implemented across our facilities in three key areas: The Dye House, The Atelier, and The Operations.
Our Factories & Dye House
Our way: Ethical manufacturing, impeccable quality, innovative developments, timeless design.
American Dye House Inc., our 30-year-old family owned factory, is the heart of our company. The company was founded by our father, the late Isaac Vanunu and is now operated by his family with sons Adam and Liran at the helm. Our family strives to continue and evolve Isaac’s legacy by pursuing his industry-leading achievements in novelty dye developments and high quality treatments. Ensuring the well-being of our entire team, our Dye House staff is protected within California fare wage policies – something we pride ourselves on and strive to raise the bar even higher on in our industry. In collaboration with COTTON CITIZEN, American Dye House has begun the process of converting its heritage factory into an eco-friendly facility, implementing the most advanced equipment and laser technologies for washing and dying that are available today. In addition to our technology, American Dye House integrates a recyclable water system in accordance with California state policies to achieve a more sustainable practice.
Our creative team works under the same roof as our lead pattern marker in our very own atelier to develop all of our products from start to finish. Working closely together, we create garments with high attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship, delivering function quality and style without compromise. With all teams working hand in hand under one roof in Los Angeles, we can ensure the highest level of quality and creativity.
Managed by a small team with deep company roots, our operations team oversees the strategies put forth by retail, sales, production and marketing, ensuring all initiatives are executed to the highest level of quality and sustainability possible. Ensuring our teams have access to the resources they need, the space and creative freedom they require, and the support they desire, all of our operations from retail to creative direction combine to seamlessly create the brand we believe so strongly in.