Hi! I'm Caitlin.
I'm the designer behind Decker. Thanks for being here.
Decker came out of a desire to be both creative and thoughtful. My first career in public health took me all over the world, and I was able to see both the light and the dark of so many places. After witnessing the harsh impact of much of the garment industry abroad, I decided that I wanted to be part of the light, and an example of how to make beautiful things without harming people or the environment. I started Decker in my mid late 30's and I can't wait to see where it will go from here.
I love noodles, finger painting and sweater weather. My favorite movie is Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. I live in Los Angeles with my perfect dog, Janet, and also my human family.
Our Sizing Philosophy
I believe all bodies are correct.
Sizing in fashion is, at its best, not dependable, and at its worst, damaging, hurtful, and unhelpful.
This is why I made each item adjustable and designed to wear with as much wiggle room as you like, and we do hope you wiggle. Our goal is for you to be comfortable in your clothes as they adapt and change with you, and never go out of style.
I hope these feel like sneaky PJs to you. Put together enough for the outside world, but comfortable enough to take an emergency nap in.
What is this -ish business?
With great objection and confusion from my pattern maker, I decided to size the clothes with -ish. Small-ish, Medium-ish, and Large-ish.
To me, the -ish is an approximation of standard sizing, because honestly, who’s to say what small or large is?
I’ve loosely defined the sizes as follows:
· Small-ish (0-4)
· Medium-ish (6-10)
· Large-ish (10-14)
I will be adding more sizes soon, and I can't wait to share them with you.
Made with intention
and consideration of impact
Each piece is made in Los Angeles at a manufacturer that has met our standards for safety, fair pay, and quality production. Keeping it local is a priority, as it ensures fewer packing materials, lower shipping costs, and a better quality of life for everyone in the process
Each piece is adjustable and is meant to change and adapt to you. When a garment has the ability to be adjusted, you’re less likely to throw it out when your body changes. Since many of these pieces can be worn in more than one way, you can achieve different looks with a single piece rather than buying several different ones. This means spending less money, throwing out fewer things, and never worrying about fit.
Our dynamic duo
There are only two fabrics in this collection on purpose. Linen and cupro provide a different style and feel to each piece, both are easy on the environment, and both are easy to take a nap in.
Linen is a fabric made from the fibers of the flax plant. It’s absorbent, great for warm weather, and dries faster than cotton. This particular linen is both durable and soft, and will only get softer over time. (Like me.) Wash on cold and lay flat to dry.
Cupro is a cellulose fiber made from cotton waste that I didn’t know about until I started this line. It feels silky and airy, and breathes like cotton. Cupro is hypo-allergenic, anti-static, and won’t stretch out overtime. It does take some care (don't we all) and eco dry-cleaning is recommended.
A note on the geodes (our ice dye)
The ice dyed fabric is also cupro, but it has been processed and washed and dried. The texture is different, but it is somehow even softer now. Eco dry-cleaning is recommended.