We wanted a fleece that strayed away from the norm. The Ropi first came to life in the form of a softshell anorak. After a year of wearing that anorak, we opted to change the fabric to our newly developed fleece and constructed a pullover that comes on and off with ease and feels like you're wearing a blanket. The kangaroo "pouch" has a zippered entry to keep your belongings secure and the over-sized hood leaves room for a helmet if you're on the ski hill or cycling on a brisk night. Add a heavy-duty ribbed cuff and an elastic waist drawcord to complete the optimal cold weather fleece.
Bulk garment manufacturing can often overlook quality in an effort to produce large-scale quantities in a timely manner. Too many overseas factories have awful working conditions and unlivable wages. We at Deso opt for domestic manufacturing in order to oversee the product development life cycle and develop a genuine relationship with the humans producing our garments. The quality of our garments comes from experienced tailors that are paid a livable wage and work in healthy conditions right in the heart of San Francisco, CA. We source our materials from the most reliable high-end manufacturers in the world whose values and standards align with ours. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and direct our focus towards creating truly unique garments in small enough quantities that you will seldom - if ever - find another person wearing the same piece.