National Picnic , You just stumbled across my love for MAKING clothes

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The National Picnic Story

You just stumbled across my love for MAKING clothes. I'm National Picnic's Designer/Owner Betsy Cook, and I began sewing National Picnic clothing in 2011 for friends and neighbors. I hand-delivered the tops and dresses myself, wrapped in brown paper packages tied up with strings.

To this day, I still have a hand in the design and production of the garments, and when needed, the workload is shared with other vendors local to the Philadelphia region. When designing each collection, I seek sustainable attributes such as organic fabrics, textiles that are milled domestically, and industry surplus. Even National Picnic's most popular styles are still produced in small batches.

I get my creative satisfaction by personally sewing "few-of-a-kinds", those oh-so-tiny micro-runs of hyper-limited edition styles, some of which only exist in single-digit quantities. This site allows me to showcase those most creative gems. They go fast, so dig in and see what you can discover.

Thanks for browsing National Picnic. I hope to dress you soon!