OUR STORY

This first video captures our beginning: a craft birthed from curiosity and the love of the process. But the purpose of Noble extends beyond just Chris’ story. READ MORE

This first video captures our beginning: a craft birthed from curiosity and the love of the process.

WENDY

Wendy is an apprentice at Noble and specializes in sewing the backs of jeans. Her three essentials to jean-making are Dickle whiskey, a thermos of black coffee, and PBR for lunch. Her dream is to make breakfast for Bob Dylan.

Wendy is an apprentice at Noble and specializes in sewing the backs of jeans.

REECE 1O1

While it might be known for its finicky nature, we love this machine because it makes the cleanest and most sturdy buttonhole around.

We love this machine because it makes the cleanest and most sturdy buttonhole around.

CHRIS

Noble began as a one-man operation with the goals to both learn and perfect the art of making jeans. The guiding dream from the beginning was to eventually expand beyond just one sewer to whole communities dedicated to developing quality clothes. Chris Sutton, original jean maker and Noble founder, remains the central sewer, product developer and apprentice overseer. Under his care, the Cincinnati Workshop creates a collective space for craftsmen and women to work alongside of each other making small batches of unique products.

Chris Sutton, original jean maker and Noble founder, remains the central sewer, product developer and apprentice overseer.

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DANNY

Danny started his factory 25 years ago in a very different American economy. He had 150 bustling employees taking up two shifts and making thousands of garments each week. In the last 15 years, the number of employees dropped from 150 to just 4. Danny’s team is known for their unparalleled work ethic and attention to detail, but the impact of NAFTA and the choice of US businesses to look for cheaper labor in different countries has left a good portion of this rural economy out of work. Currently, Danny is one of the few clothing manufacturers left in the heart of America but he continues to hold on and provide work for the people still left in his community.

FOUR GENERATIONS

Each pair of our jeans is handled with the knowledge, wisdom and passion that has been in the family for four generations. Kelly, Debbie, Dalton and Granny.

Trena has been a floor manager for the last 15 years. Read more

TRENA

Trena has been a floor manager for the last 15 years. She is an avid piano player and the proud owner of a 73’ Gibson hollow body electric guitar.

Danny started his factory 25 years ago in a very different American economy. Read more

“if we are looking for insurance against want and oppression, we will find it only in our neighbors’ prosperity and goodwill.”

- WENDELL BERRY

“if we are looking for insurance against want and oppression, we will find it only in our neighbors’ prosperity and goodwill.”

- WENDELL BERRY

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Keep the Trade Close.

The ‘trade movement’ started because we wanted an alternative to mass produced goods. This approach not only stimulates creative discussion between companies, it ties commerce to actual communities and lessens our environmental impact. The more companies that are dedicated to their region, using materials from their area, for their neighbors, the more we will be able to reduce our footprint and advocate for a different consumer culture. 

  1. OR – Organic Pocketing
  2.  CA – Recycled Packaging
  3.  CO – Recycled Packaging
  4.  OH – Reclaimed Leather
  5.  KY – Copper Hardware
  6.  NC – Denim
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American Sourcing: Oregon, California, Nebraska, Ohio, Kentucky & North Carolina. READ MORE

Reclaimed Leather Patch

We discovered rolls of leather tucked in the back of a run-down barn in rural Ohio.

 

Supply Map

LIST OF OUR CURRENT SOURCING

We discovered rolls of leather tucked in the back of a run-down barn in rural Ohio.

100% ORGANIC COTTON POCKET BAGS

Conventional cotton occupies only 3 percent of the world’s farmland, but uses 25 percent of the world’s chemical pesticides and fertilizers. It is the number one most pesticide-laden crop in the US.

Conventional cotton occupies only 3 percent of the world’s farmland but used 25% of the world’s pesticides.

SMALL BATCH DEFINITION

Noble features small runs of new products we affectionately call “Small Batches.” We aren’t just talking about limited edition jeans. These batches could include items like bags, waxed canvas pants, denim jackets, or button up shirts. What items we produce entirely depend on the creativity and whim of our Cincinnati Workshop. SIGN UP FOR SMALL BATCH ALERTS

Noble features small runs of new products we affectionately call “Small Batches.”

THE UNIFORM

We believe clothes are an investment. When you buy something, you should feel proud of how it was made. The product should enrich your lifestyle and make it easier to do the things you love. We think curating a small collection of utilitarian and classic items is all you need. We call this the “uniform.” You don’t have to think twice about what you wear because the few things you own are all great.

We think curating a small collection of utilitarian and classic items is all you need. We call this the “uniform.”

DO SOMETHING NEW

Our limited edition products give us the freedom to experiment with a variety of quality materials and create just a few unique items. It exposes us to fresh fabrics and hardware on a regular basis, and keeps us innovating how to use these great materials in exciting ways.

Our limited edition products give us the freedom to experiment with a variety of quality materials.

CLOSE TO THE CRAFT

Chris Sutton, the founder of Noble, left his desk job to sew all the jeans himself in our first year. As Noble grows, Chris wants to stay a hands-on creator rather than moving back to a desk simply because he eats sleeps and breathes making clothes. Our Small Batches keep him creating new products and remind him why we started Noble in the first place, to do work we love.

Our Small Batches keep us creating new products and remind us why we started Noble in the first place, to do work we love.