In 2005 Jennifer Evans founded the Evans Group (Teg) with one specific goal in mind: To offer emerging and established high-end designers the finest development and production services in the industry under one roof; while at the same time providing garment workers a fair, safe, and secure environment where they don’t just work, they thrive.
Created initially as a social enterprise for a non-profit school she worked for, she developed a unique program to train mass-production factory workers in the fine skills needed to sew high-end clothing in small volumes. The program was inundated almost overnight with orders. Unknowingly, Jennifer had sewn the seeds of The Evans Group.
With the blessing from the owner of the school, Jennifer quickly set up her own independent shop in just 8′ x 40′ of space (a standard shipping container) in Laguna Beach, California, and got to work. Demand for Teg’s high quality, and support for its sustainable practices, grew quickly. Within a year, the company relocated to the Arts District of DTLA and created over 30 year-round industry jobs, paying a living wage to all employees.
Fast forward 18 years to the current day, and Teg continues as an award-winning, vertically-integrated fashion design, development, and production house committed to the unwavering support of emerging and high-end designers. With studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Teg employs some of the most skilled pattern makers, seamstresses, designers, and fabric specialists in the US, allowing it to offer a complete suite of in-house creative, development, and production services.
Teg continues to be a leader in the fashion industry, instilling ethics, sustainability, and best practices into every project.