Micaela Greg is a knitwear focused ready-to-wear collection designed by sisters, Marie and Karen Potesta. The collection is comprised of long-lasting, high quality knits and thoughtfully designed wovens. We aim to inspire women to curate a wardrobe of timeless, made to last pieces that can be rediscovered season after season.
Our knitwear is produced in the USA and Peru. The pieces made in the USA are constructed of the finest quality Italian yarns and locally sourced trims. Our made in Peru knitwear is produced in small family run factories using locally sourced yarns. We work with Alpaca and Pima Cotton yarns that are grown by local farmers in Peru. In both manufacturing processes there is an importance placed on working with local knitters drawing on their expertise while supporting local industries.
Our wovens are produced in the USA and India. Our garments that are made in the USA are produced close to home and the materials are sourced most often from deadstock fabrics. The pieces produced in India are highly specialized and showcase the talents of the textile industry and support the craftspeople in the region.
We are passionate about creating garments with conscious awareness at every step of the process. Our goal is to develop the collection while preserving the planet’s resources. We intentionally keep our production small and as local as possible. We use natural fibers and choose organic, recycled or deadstock fabric whenever possible. We use GOTS certified dye methods to keep our fabrics safe for the wearer and for the environment. Our kids collection is developed with our surplus yarns from our women collection to eliminate unused materials. All our packaging and shipping materials are compostable or recyclable. We are constantly adapting to new discoveries and our sustainable practices will continue evolving.
Micaela Greg's studio is located in Alameda, CA and is crucial to every step of the design and production process. All aspect of our process from initial sketching, swatch and prototype development finds its home in the studio.