Dôen is a collective of creative Los Angeles-based women. We make elevated yet wearable pieces for the everyday. Our line is inspired by vintage designs and our nostalgia for the California of past decades. More than an online boutique shopping experience, we believe in presenting the Dôen lifestyle and products to our customers with compelling story-telling, idyllic imagery and content featuring the real women who wear our clothes. Available only at www.shopdoen.com, we offer flattering, easy silhouettes in luxe fabrics at approachable prices - avoiding intermediary mark-ups and ensuring our customers the best possible value.
Santa Barbara born and raised sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland founded Dôen in 2015. As veterans of the industry, we observed how atypical it is to see women at the helm of fashion brands—although women are largely the ones designing, purchasing, and wearing the clothing. Our collective aims to improve that model. We support women in the workforce in all aspects of our organization, supply chain, and community.
We use domestic production wherever possible, and carefully selected overseas manufactures for our intricate hand-woven, hand-embroidered, and knit pieces. Whether in California, Spain or Peru, our production partners share our commitment to support women in the workplace and understand our mission to decrease the gender gap at every point in the supply chain. At launch, every overseas factory partnership was female owned or co-owned. As we have expanded our category offering gradually and organically we have partnered with additional manufacturers that share our commitment. As party compliance audits completed on manufacturing partners, we evaluate gender and social equality indicators including percentage of women in management roles, if the factory is vertical and able to control all stages of production. If there is an internal worker's union, and if the factory has established any foundations or organizations to directly benefit their employees or the surrounding community.
From time to time, we love to share behind the scenes photo and video from our travels and factory visits via our newsletter and social media.
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Thanks for shopping with us; we hope you love your items as much as we do!
-The Dôen CollectiveABOUT OUR PARTNER: ROOM TO READ
To extend our commitment to closing the gender gap to the communities where we produce, we have partnered with Room to Read. Each season, we design a unique children’s style and donate 100% of those profits to benefit Room to Read’s mission to promote literacy and gender equality. Room to Read works with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. We also welcome our customers to support literacy and gender equality by making a donation at checkout.
Girls studying in India as part of Room to Read’s Girls Education Program
Indian children celebrating with books in Room to Read’s Literacy Program
Dylan modeling a prototype of the Summer 16 “Mi Amor” top. Shep acting as fit model in our Spring 16 Yearling by Dôen Children’s Poncho and Wilder getting involved in the fit process as well.
Dylan modeling a prototype of the summer 16 "Mi Amor" top.
Shep acting as fit model in our Spring 16 yearling by Dôen Children's Poncho
and Wilder getting involved in the fit process as well.