Judah Ross

American Made Since 2010

Oami Powers

Raleigh, North Carolina
I am in the business of making great clothes that you'll want to live in.

Tell us about your business.

My name is Oami (pronounced oh-me) and I’m on a mission to engineer the perfect laid back, versatile wardrobe, made from beautiful natural fibers. I design Judah Ross from my studio in Raleigh NC, drafting each pattern by hand. The garments I make are cut & sewn with great care either in-house or by a mom & pop operation in California.

What makes your business stand out?

My line is named after my parents because it’s a unique blend of practical and romantic, just like them. My mother Judith was English, the wayward bohemian daughter of an engineer and a socialite who fell in love with my father Ross, the introspective son of a mechanic and a nurse from Seattle Washington. Growing up it seemed like between the two of them they could have made just about anything; we had a vegetable garden in our back yard, home made dinners, handmade toys and clothes. Mom painted, dad took photos. I often feel like Judah Ross is just an extension of the way I grew up - art, engineering & DIY all bundled together.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Growing slowly can be a good thing.

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