By The Bad Bitches | @TheBadBitches | @Tilit_Chef_Goods
Tilit is an incredibly kick-ass company that produces environmentally conscious aprons and cooking duds for fashion-forward food and bev-ers (like us). They have taken a progressive approach to an industry laden with tired, outdated, and downright ugly (unflattering?) work wear. Tilit’s effortlessly cool line draws inspiration fromstreet style while still fulfilling the functional needs of people elbow deep in the weeds. They have given reprieve to cooks in houndstooth, and thank god (God?) for that. Tilit’s apparel is all the rage with the front and back of the house in restaurants and bars all over the country. Founded by Alex McCrery and Jenny Goodman in 2012, Tilit ischanging the game for lifers. Every piece they make is handcrafted in the Garment District NYC; they are the real deal.
These Bad Bitches have been fan-girls for a while because of the amazing durability of their fabrics and their impeccable attention to detail (especially the apron snap).
When we traveled to NYC for the Bad Bitches Bring the Sunshine, a summer barbeque in the middle of one of the most impressive blizzards in New York's recent history, it was our destiny to connect with them. After sending two of their finest to our dinner, we hit it off immediately and one meeting led to an incredible idea. Why not create an apron that is designed for a woman's form? Not a smaller version of a men’s apron dyed pink, but a thoughtfully designed piece that met the needs of real women in the industry. Whether they are butchering meat in the back or stirring up cocktails in the front, our goal is to make women feel confident and beautiful in their work wear, and we know that the good people of Tilit are the best for the job.
When it was time for the project to start rolling, Tilit created a survey for us to ask women what they would like to see in an apron that they would want to wear everyday. Which pockets make sense, the fabrics you like, what color scheme you prefer, etc. Now they are working on a masterpiece for Bad Bitches everywhere. This crowd polling technique is one of the many things that sets the company apart. When creating new products, they ask the people who wear them. Like us, they take a “for us, by us” approach. The staff at Tilit is comprised of recovering industry folks who have logged over 800k hours in restaurants and who are constantly putting forth effort to create items that you don’t have to wear, but that you want to wear.
Click here and check them out, their stuff is seriously incredible. We are obsessed. We will keep you up to date on “the Bad Bitch Apron”.