A Note From Sadie
I spent my early twenties buying from popular stores and wearing clothing I was uncomfortable in. When it came to wearing those garments on repeat, they fell apart after a couple of washes, often with seams stretched and fabric pilling. The items I loved were usually vintage, thrifted from the men's section and resized with my sewing machine at home. Like many women I tired of chasing the churn of fast fashion styles. Staying on top of trends was exhaustive and expensive.
I always found myself drifting to the menswear aisles. I noticed the clothing looked and felt classic, fabrics were durable, and details simple and considered. I didn't see the same options for women and, from that missing space, Tradlands was started in 2012.
Rather than taking cues from the runway or trends, I focused on perfecting essentials for women, inspired by thoughtful tailoring, expert details, and quality fabrics. A modern approach to foundational pieces that become the canvas of your wardrobe and personal style. That remains the heart of every Tradlands garment. Clothing to make you feel like yourself, however you choose to wear it.
This brand started from what was missing but Tradlands is built by our passionate community and remarkable team. It’s your energy, feedback, and enthusiasm that has made this brand what it is. You are who we are. What I’ve learned is so many women are frustrated with disposable fashion and looking for something better. We’re here to give you just that. Join us on Instagram to see how women are wearing our pieces and talking about what we do.
Wear It Well
Creating pieces you can wear with everything and live in for years to come is kind of our mantra. Timeless, well-made essentials that redefine the meaning of effortless style. The perfect canvas for keeping your cool — with signature details that you may only notice up close but make you feel like a million bucks from every angle.
We make the best clothes for lifestyles as diverse your days. Clothing that moves with you, loves a washing machine, and is tailor-made for a life that’s unpredictable. Buy with longevity in mind. Although our garments might be an investment, they’re expertly designed for the long haul. That’s why we make everything in the highest-quality materials we can get our hands on. We know each piece has to keep up with the woman who wears it. Styles to live in now and love forever.
What We Value
Embrace the power of closet heroines. We create archetypal clothing — like button-ups, t-shirts, chinos, and jackets — in small, responsibly made batches. Each new product, like our business, is developed slowly and thoughtfully, with respect for the people we work with and our customers. We carefully engineer each detail — from the fit to the fabric to the trims — and refine your favorites every year. Timeless, well-made essentials that redefine the meaning of effortless style.
Clothing shouldn't be stressful. Getting dressed shouldn't cause anxiety. But every woman knows those feelings. Our goal is to create clothing that honors you, gives you confidence, creates a canvas for your personal style, and allows you to move through your day with ease — so you can focus on the things that matter most to you.
Better With Time
Our company is based on a few core beliefs. At the heart of those principles is a focus on quality. There is a clear difference between a shirt bought at a fast-fashion retailer and a shirt purchased from us. From the way the fabric is sourced to the type of needle and stitching used, clothing can either be painfully poor in quality or it can exude elegance. We passionately define our quality standards so your pieces can be worn well and often. But don’t take our word for it. See what thousands of women have to say.
What does high quality mean? The garment will last years, it’s durable, and made to move with you. It needs to stand up to washing and retain its shape — and it’s not something you are itching to take off the minute you get home. We create clothing that functions for your lifestyle, feels great, and holds up along the way. What does high quality look like? The fabric is smooth and the detailing purposeful. The interior seams are clean and finished. The trims are strong and sophisticated. Our pieces are well-constructed, versatile, and easy to care for.
Signature details like French seams, side gussets, and extra thick buttons guarantee the long life of your garment.
Chameleon pieces with perfect fits. The signature 101 shirt features a no-boob-gap button front that works for sizes A to DD.
Exceptional, consciously sourced fabrics. We find the highest quality textiles that feel good against your skin and get better with wear.
We take customer feedback seriously and improve our best selling products every year — because we can always do better.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful a garment looks if human beings and the environment are exploited in the process. We recommend watching True Cost to see how the fast fashion industry operates. At Tradlands we do things differently, with a responsible approach to making our products.
We work with different partners specializing in the garments we’re constructing, divided into wovens, like shirting, and knitwear, like t-shirts and sweatshirts. They hold social welfare and production quality to the highest standards. Together, we employ adults who are paid a living wage, work in bright, clean and airy environments, and choose to come to work. This includes US-based standards of working hours, paying over-time, and never allowing triple shifts. We perform compliance audits yearly to evaluate employee satisfaction and environmental conditions.
Did you know that wearing clothing 50 times instead of 5 times (the fast fashion average) reduces carbon emissions by more than 400% per item per year? That’s why quality is important to us.
We create clothing that works for your lifestyle and holds up along the way. The details are purposeful. The interior seams are clean and finished. We work with natural materials like cotton, silk, and Tencel. Each collection is produced in small batches with established, ethical facilities and independent artisans — so we produce less waste. Each partner specializes in high-quality garments and help us meet our specifications. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our process. Our goal is to create better products for you and a better future for the planet and the people we work with.
I grew up sewing. My grandmother made so many of my clothes growing up and she passed those skills to my mother and me. My love of craft and fabric lead me to a career in fashion, but my time at a fast fashion company left me unfulfilled and very sure that I could do a better job.
I love the look and ease of men’s clothing and want to bring that quality and timelessness to women, but with a fit that honors the female form. Reinterpreting menswear for women is a calling for me. When I create a shirt that you never get tired of, that doesn’t fall apart in a year, and that makes you feel like the best version of yourself when you walk out the door, I know I’ve done something special.
Our incredible community manager and marketing assistant who magically manages our social media and answers every customer email.
Our all-star production manager, organization wizard, and the creative genius behind so many of the designs you love to wear.
Our CMO and co-owner who loves SOPs, Shopify apps, solving problems, and bulletproof coffee and neo-soul music every morning.
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