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Craftsmanship

Since 1962, St. John has become synonymous with luxury craftsmanship and unique American design. Known for its innovative and extensive manufacturing capabilities of signature knits with a tremendous respect for the process and using only the finest materials.

SOURCING

St. John uses only the highest quality wool from suppliers that are known for their fine white wool with superb strength and purity. Other luxurious novelty yarns are sourced from top European mills to meet our highest standards.

TWISTING

An innovative multi step process twists various yarns together to create exclusive blends that are used in many St. John knit fabrications. Knits made with these blends retain their shape providing structure along with ease.

DYEING

In-house dyeing has been the standard since 1980. St. John employs an exceptionally skilled chemist to create the vibrant and rich colors it's known for. Only the highest quality pigments and dyes from the finest sources in the world are used in the dyeing process.

KNITTING

Each garment is knit sequentially with our own yarn on our artisanal knitting machines from the same cone of yarn to ensure color consistency. This unique and meticulous approach to creating fabric has remained constant over the past 53 years.

HARDWARE

Our master craftsmen create opulent and unique buttons inspired by the latest collections. Handcrafted with gilded 24-karat gold, gleaming rhodium or Austrian crystals make these one of a kind embellishments a signature to St. John.

EMBELLISHMENT

Finishing touches of paillettes and crystals are hand applied to each garment. Paillettes are signature to St. John and are crafted on our exclusive Swiss made machines. Austrian crystals made from glass cut with precise edges and angles provide radiance and dimension to our ornate pieces.