Our Story

Founder and CEO - Robert Wesley Magness, was raised in The Lone Star State of Texas.
Rob's first job was at age 23 in Texas, working at Ralph Lauren in the Shipping and Receiving department before quickly moving into the Polo Ralph Lauren stores across the midwest. A few years later he transferred with Ralph Lauren and moved to New York City; working at the Flagship Store on Madison Ave.

He then spent 10 years as the Senior Men’s Design Director at Polo Ralph Lauren.
Passionate about quality, he wanted to go back to his roots and create a collection based on American history and culture right here, in the heart of New York City. In 2009 Rob followed his passion and opened grown&sewn.

The brand started as a pop-up shop on 184 Duane Street in New York. Since then grown&sewn has gone on to launch a Flagship Store in TriBeCa, New York and two stores in Japan alongside SHIPS Ltd.

grown&sewn is now a small team of dedicated individuals from all different backgrounds. Our team is built up of graphic designers, artists, photographers and even professional touring musicians.


"I started grown&sewn as a reminder to live life by your rules, to Live Authentic®"
Robert Wesley Magness

New York Times quote about grown&sewn

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