About Us

We’re a passionate team of designers and developers who can help you navigate the wild west of apparel design.

The frontier of apparel creation: no two design processes are the same, and there’s no roadmap to follow. We’ve heard story after story of people trying to go it alone or wearing too many hats. What follows are communication mishaps, high production minimums, factory delays, unexpected costs, etc, only to be disappointed with the end product. The good news: these complexities of bringing garments to life are ones that we, frankly, love.

So whether you simply have an idea, a sketch or a finished product that needs reworking, we’re ready to dive in and bring it to the next level. We’re excited to join you on your journey.

 
Kim Ortengren:    founder + creative director   Kim is the founder and Principal of Wallace James Clothing Co. In her decade plus of experience, she has implemented scalable paths to success for a variety of established and startup brands, including Donna Karen, Spyder, L.L. Bean and Crane & Lion (of which she co-founded). She brings to her clients an expertise in apparel design, efficient product development, supply chain logistics, raw material development, and all matter of foreign and domestic production. In her free time – which admittedly she has very little of – Kim enjoys time in the Maine outdoors with her two dogs (Pinkerton & Phife), her furry horse (Smokey) and her less furry husband (Clark).

Kim Ortengren: founder + creative director

Kim is the founder and Principal of Wallace James Clothing Co. In her decade plus of experience, she has implemented scalable paths to success for a variety of established and startup brands, including Donna Karen, Spyder, L.L. Bean and Crane & Lion (of which she co-founded). She brings to her clients an expertise in apparel design, efficient product development, supply chain logistics, raw material development, and all matter of foreign and domestic production. In her free time – which admittedly she has very little of – Kim enjoys time in the Maine outdoors with her two dogs (Pinkerton & Phife), her furry horse (Smokey) and her less furry husband (Clark).