The evolution of Sew Studio began in 2010 by founder Calley Rivera. She took her passion for fashion design and began providing pre-production services, such as consulting, designing, pattern making, and sample making, to small and mid-size companies. This service took off and in 2014 expanded to include apparel CAD technology so clients could get grading and marker making -- one step closer to production.
Calley spent countless hours consulting with clients to find manufacturers that offered low minimum order quantities (MOQs) and her same commitment to quality. She found that part of the market to be under served throughout the U.S. So, in pure entrepreneurial fashion, Calley evolved and rebranded into the full-service manufacturing company it is today.
Meet the Staff
Founder & Technical Designer
Calley was born in Idaho and raised in Southeastern Washington State. At 17, she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Civil Engineering career field. After her military service, she moved to San Antonio, where she decided to turn her 15-year fashion design hobby into a new career. In 2010 she launched Couture By Calley, LLC, then Texas Pattern & Sample Services, followed by CRC Manufacturing and now Sew Studio, LLC in 2020.
Calley has extensive experience making custom gowns and apparel, and as a private label designer, consultant, pattern maker, grader, and other related technical design roles. An important part of her personal philosophy is giving back to the local community, military service members, their families and other charitable organizations. She has worked to raise money, mentor, advocate, and otherwise celebrate the various organizations that support these groups.
– Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management
– Bachelor’s of Applied Arts & Sciences
– Associates of Applied Sciences — Fashion Design and Marketing
– Gerber Accumark Certification
10 years in apparel manufacturing and privatae lavel services
Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design
2 years in apparel manufacturing
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Kentucky Wesleyan College
25 years in apparel manufacturing and 15 years as a production manager
5 years as a production specialist
35 as a production specialist