MIRANDA BENNETT STUDIO is a collection of modern, plant-dyed apparel made in the USA. We dye our textiles in-house with natural pigments and cut, process and ship our apparel from our Austin, Texas studio. Our locally-based manufacturing partners are paid living wages and are made up of both recent and long term refugees to the Austin area.
The MBS design ethos is based on thoughtful simplicity. Dyed primarily with plant-derived materials, including extracts of various wood varieties, pomegranate rind and natural indigo, we are now laying the groundwork for agricultural partnerships that will lead to seasonal hues for our collection that are representative of the ecology of the Texas Hill Country.
Each collection is designed to mix and match seamlessly with our previously released styles and limited edition colorways, creating elevated building blocks for everyday wear.
Miranda, founder & creative director
Miranda Bennett's namesake brand is known for its commitment to environmentally sustainable practices, ethical manufacturing partnerships and advances in the use of natural dye on a commercial scale. A native of Austin, Texas, Bennett’s pursuit of fashion brought her to New York at age 17 to study Fashion at Parsons School of Design and Art History at Eugene Lang College. Upon graduation, she launched her first clothing line with a sold-out trunk show that led to multiple wholesale orders and her first nationally syndicated press. Her work has since been sold globally and featured in publications such as the New York Times and Forbes, among others. After 12 years operating and manufacturing in NYC, Bennett relocated to her hometown of Austin in search of a more meaningful way to work within the confines of the fashion industry. The result is MBS, a mission oriented clothing line that strives to do work with meaning and purpose. Bennett is the creative director of the brand as well as its visual content, designs the apparel in each collection and works with the natural dye team on the creation of the natural dye formulas that tint each edition.
- the sales & fulfillment team -
These are the women at the nucleus of our operations --- between them, they manage corresponding with our wholesale and online buyers throughout the year, attending trade shows and trunk shows, devising and maintaining the production calendar, coordinating production timelines with our dyeing and sewing teams, cutting all of our garments in-studio, processing, pressing and quality checking those garments when we receive them back from the sewing team, managing the visual & product content of our online shop, hand writing thank you notes, arranging pick ups & drop offs with our sewing team, packing & shipping our goods, and so much more.
- the dye team -
Our dye team has the beautiful challenge of making consistent a medium known for its beauty & spontaneity. These women creatively trouble shoot and meticulously record their findings. We dye fabrics in-studio every day of the week, every week of the year, and currently work on a staggered seven day production schedule to meet the demands of our wholesale and online orders. The future holds bright partnerships for new agricultural initiatives to supply our dye vats as well as the construction of a built to suit dye facility that will house our growing team and dye operation.
- the sewing team -
Our manufacturing team is made up of a skilled group of women that work off-site from our studio in Austin, TX. Our longtime seamstress, Amy, a refugee of Vietnam, is an independent contractors who has been with us since we began our project in 2013. The majority of our work is now performed by Sam, Thang and Maria (not pictured), who work with us by way of our partnership with Open Arms, a USA-Made sustainable apparel and sewn goods manufacturer empowering refugee women through fair-wage employment.
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- inside the sewing room -
We cherish the knowledge that our pieces will become a part of the lives of the women that wear them, offering support, comfort, versatility, confidence and, most importantly, allowing that woman to always remain the focal point.
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get in touch
for wholesale inquires, please contact our Director of Production & Wholesale at:
for online sales and customer service, please contact our Online Sales Coordinator at:
for natural dye inquiries, including care questions, stain treatment and color longevity, please contact our Lead Natural Dye Tech at:
for general inquiries, including press, please contact: