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 here at www.shopdoen.com, as well as at our first store at the Brentwood Country Mart, 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 carefully selected domestic and overseas manufacturers for our intricate hand-woven, hand-embroidered, and knit pieces. Whether in the United States, India, Peru, Portugal, Brazil, Turkey (Istanbul) or Romania, our production partners share our commitment to support women in the workplace and are collaborators in our mission to eliminate the gender gap at every point in the supply chain. We are extremely intentional in selecting our manufacturers, partnering only with factories that share our values, and choosing to work with women owned, or co-owned, factories whenever possible. In 3rd 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 work's union, and if the factory has established any foundations or organizations to directly benefit their employees or the surrounding community.
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Thanks for shopping with us; we hope you love your pieces!
-The Dôen Collective
ABOUT OUR PARTNER: ROOM TO READ
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Girls studying in India as part of Room to Read’s Girls Education Program
Margaret and Anne on a site visit to one of Room to Read's Girls Education Programs in India
Katherine's daughter, Prairie, in a sweater from our collection of kids styles benefiting Room to Read