I was so excited to run into these two downtown the other day. It had been a while! Matt is the founder and designer behind Tarboo, Inc. here in Seattle. Since 2010 he has been creating beautiful handmade clothing and accessories that work as a sort of uniform for us here in the Pacific Northwest. Timeless fuss-free clothing that is built to last and equally fitting for working downtown or a weekend of hiking on the Olympic Peninsula. Since the start of Tarboo, Matt has gone from making just shirts in a small space on Capitol Hill to crafting shirts, jackets, 5 panel hats and bags. Everything he is wearing here except his shoes is Tarboo (even Nicole's leather tote!).
In the last couple years Matt has been venturing into Denim. He has been making these jean jackets that are so beyond perfect. Every time he posts a photo of one on Instagram I swoon. Matt is currently on a mission to build a denim factory here in Seattle. He is raising money through Kickstarter and it's a major win-win. We donate to the Kickstarter and get first dibs on the jeans and jeans jackets that he is currently crafting and Matt gets to bring our city an incredible local denim factory where jeans will be made the old fashion way... by hand and built to last.
If you want to get your hands on some first run jeans made with Japanese denim or one of their classic jean jackets you have just a little while to make your pledge towards the goal. I really hope this denim factory happens. I think it would be so amazing to have something like this here in Seattle.