EVERYBODY is a clothing and lifestyle goods company inspired by reality–people, cultures, science, history, life.
We are approaching design and manufacturing as a new frontier–conscious of Workers, Ecology and Ideas. To us, that means leading with creativity and ensuring our production is always ethical and as earth-friendly as possible.
Workers:We know about the art of manufacturing and have deep respect for the skilled people that make it happen. From day one, we have been hands-on with our partner factories and choose to only do business with those who have ethical practices and do great work. As of now, all of our factories are US-based and the workers making our products are earning fair wages.
Ecology:The earth’s resources are precious and fashion can be dirty. We think about our planet constantly and as manufacturers we do our best to do the right thing. Recently, we invented a new fabric for our t-shirts that’s made from 100% recycled cotton. Additionally, 95% of our manufacturing takes place in California, the state with some of the strictest EPA standards in the country.
Ideas:Our collections are made up of design ideas from everyday (extraordinary) people; artists, chefs, writers, students, retirees, friends, strangers–and eventually customers. What they have in common is a great eye but it’s their unique points of view on what makes something indispensable that we’re tapping into. We’ll bring their concepts to life and share the profits with them.
The founders of EVERYBODY: Iris Alonzo & Carolina Crespo
Like EVERYBODY, Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo were born and bred in Los Angeles. Iris is a fifth-generation Angeleno and Carolina a first-generation American; the daughter of Mexican immigrants who ran a factory in downtown LA throughout the 1970s-90s. [Side note: one of EVERYBODY’s main factories is owned by a man who learned his trade working for Carolina’s family back in the day.] They both draw inspiration from the city they live in and having spent years around talented people who could make something from scratch, they've built their business on a foundation of ethical and eco-friendly production and the cross-pollination of ideas from people of all walks of life. During their tenure at American Apparel-the two spent some 26 years there between them-they shaped the brand's aesthetic and were influential in its explosive growth. Iris managed the brand aesthetic and instigated a number of its signature looks, while Carolina went from designing the brand’s first logo in a Kinko’s on Sunset Boulevard to managing the entire graphics and kids' divisions. Now they’ve joined forces to found EVERYBODY, a company dedicated to creating soulful, seasonless basics alongside outrageous and comfortable lifestyle-goods.
“Why do the ideas have to come from a designer? I know a lot of people — they’re writers or they’re architects or they’re kids. But they have their own style, their own passions.”
“The ethical label by two former employees of the troubled US brand shows the future of fashion – in basics and beyond.”
“The former American Apparel creatives Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo, who recently launched the startup lifestyle brand Everybody, told Pigozzi they would design whatever he felt was missing in his life — all he had to do was describe it.”
“EVERYBODY is reinventing what a fashion company can be — with help from a network of magically diverse collaborators.”
“Emphasizing the ecological aspect of its products, EVERYBODY‘s offering ranges from multi-purpose stationary sets through unisex workman’s jacket to a 7-foot long snake-shaped body pillow.”
“Everybody ensures that all of its workers are paid what it describes as a fair wage and 95% of the factories are in California, where Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are much stricter than the rest of the country.”
“When they decided to start a company together, they knew they wanted more of a community spirit in their company, in which friends, collaborators, and people they admired could come together and contribute.”
“Everybody, a just-introduced clothing and lifestyle line that is getting back to basics in a fresh way. Of particular note is the company’s “trash tee,” a classic white T-shirt that, despite its moniker, is quite a treasure.”
“Adwoa has linked up with Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo's ethical direct-to-consumer platform EVERYBODY to design the one item she most wants in her own wardrobe: the perfect "boyfriend" tracksuit.”
“Sparkly yellow flyers used as street sign, a delicious smell of food, a few plants here and there, discret displays, a small table where a cute nerd was djing, it was clear that walking into Everybody’s first pop-up store in Chinatown wasn’t like any other store experience. ”
“It’s rare to find a fashion brand doing something completely different or unique at this point in the game, but the buzzy three-month-old Los Angeles-based clothing and lifestyle goods company Everybody has found a way to do just that.”
“Everybody is the brainchild of two American Apparel alums, Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo, a new-age ethical fashion company that's all about keeping it real.”
“The Informal shop of EVERYBODY created by the former American Apparel creative directors Iris Alonzo & Carolina Crespo, focused on ecology, environmentally-friendly manufacturing (to their core), well-paid workers and ideas.”