Who Am I? . . . My name is Gregory Cox. I think differently than most people and that is probably why I am still driving the same car I bought 29 years ago. I am a U.S. Air Force veteran and a software engineer turned fashion designer/manufacturer. That means you can be certain I pay attention to quality and detail when you see my brand GroxWear from Gregory Cox. That also means I only select vendors who adhere to the same quality standards as I do for my own brand. I became interested in apparel design while working at Sara Lee Knit Products in Winston Salem, NC. There I worked as a Senior Programmer helping the apparel planners. I do not follow the traditional fashion seasons because that encourages consumption and wasteful fast fashion.
How Did My Store Come To Be? . . . The short answer is necessity. I normally wear Pocket Tees from Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein. One day while working outside my expensive eye glasses fell out of my pocket-tee so many times that I set them aside on the trunk of my car. I didn't remember about my glasses until I heard them fall off the car at 30 mph. They were never found. I decided to go online to buy some Zipper Tees. And I discovered they did not exist.
Still, after all that I was not ready to mass produce tee shirts. I only wanted a few ZipperTees. So I took my Zipper-Tee design and materials to a local seamstress. She rejected my job stating that it was too complicated. I got the same rejection from the next 4 dressmakers and tailors. Okay, so now I'm a frustrated consumer, angry and determined to make these ZipperTees if I have to do it myself. Fortunately, I did not have to learn sewing.
How Are My Products Made? . . . My products are made from a variety of fibers from bamboo to cotton in the good ole USA. And I intend to keep it that way. I am currently working with one USA factory that has a team of skilled labor from pattern makers, design managers to sewing.
If I had to reduce my philosophy to a few words I would say, Quality Comes First. My products will always ship from the United States, or Canada unless stated otherwise. I am located in Pasadena, Maryland. My products will ship from this location or directly from the warehouse in the United States.