Stephen Curd launched Lavelle in 2013 as a concept to bring small manufacturing back to the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, an area that once thrived on handmade goods. Stephen Curd wanted to bring to life an enterprise that wed his high-end custom-tailored clothing (through his namesake brand Garic Stephens) with US-made, one-of-a-kind, ready-to-wear pieces.
In 2017 Lavelle Manufacturing opened its doors to the public, offering custom jeans and jackets (Lavelle), bespoke suiting (Garic Stephens), and handmade leather goods and unique jewelry (GS Accessories). Through the Lavelle Manufacturing umbrella, clients can find pieces that are customized, affordable and made with top-quality materials and techniques.
"Making custom clothing over the last 15 years has taught me that attention to details is the backbone of our company. I want you to invest in pieces that will last you a lifetime." -Steve
Lavelle seeks to offer regional jobs at a fair wage, contributing to a resurgence of small manufacturing in the southeastern United States.