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10/11/2022

Stitch Fix Shutters Sustainable, Size-Inclusive Line

The subscription box retailer will shutter the Pennsylvania factories where the garments are made by the end of the month — but it says it’s still committed to size-inclusive clothing.
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  • Stitch Fix is closing its two manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania. 
  • It is also shuttering Mohnton Made, the sustainability and plus-size-focused clothing line it made at the facilities. 
  • The retailer said it is remaining committed to having its in-house brands 100% size-inclusive by 2025.

Stitch Fix, the personalized clothing delivery retailer, will shutter its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and will discontinue its sustainability and plus-sized line that was manufactured there, Retail Leader has confirmed. 

“As we focus on the strategies that support our return to profitable growth, notably increasing our number of active clients and optimizing our cost base, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to close our operations at Mohnton Mills,” a Stitch Fix spokesperson told Retail Leader

The retailer is closing both of its cut-and-sew and knitting facilities in Shillington and Mohnton, Pennsylvania, which the company purchased in 2017. The factories will close by the end of October.

Employees at the facility will receive two months' paid notice, severance pay and a bonus if they’re willing to work longer and assist with shutting down the locations. According to a filing with the state’s department of labor and industry, the closure of the facility will result in the loss of 56 jobs.

The retailer used the facilities to manufacture Mohnton Made, its clothing line designed to be more sustainable and size-inclusive. According to Stitch Fix, the clothing line offered relaxed clothing items for men and women in sizes that ranged from XS to 3X. The clothing line was made using upcycled cotton and recycled polyester, and natural plant dyes for T-shirts, according to the retailer.

Despite confirming the discontinuation of Mohnton Made, the retailer told Retail Leader it remained committed to having all of its in-house brands be 100% size-inclusive by 2025. Around 70% of the company’s in-house brands were currently size-inclusive, which won’t change with the discontinuation of Mohnton Made, the retailer said. 

Stitch Fix said it has onboarded 20 new brands this year that included extended sizing options and also said it has increased the number of brands with extended sizing options from 75 at launch to 150 at present. 

“While this is the right decision for our business, it is a hard day for our team. We are committed to supporting them with severance payments that increase with tenure, extended healthcare, recruitment resources and other benefits,” the spokesperson said.