If you’ve ever wondered how we got our name or why we call our leggings Shells, it’s because when we first started this company, we held firm to the idea that you are the bomb and our leggings are the shell. We all have the potential to be a badass in one way or another. At Bombsheller, we’re all about harnessing that strength.
We believe in taking action, whether it’s with your head, your hands, or your heart. For us, that means disrupting the fashion industry. We believe in experimenting until we find a better way. That’s why we’ve broken out of the manufacturing mold to produce on demand and put the power of design creation in the hands of the artist. On top of it all, we aim to make you look as badass on the outside as you are on the inside. Whether you’re out there changing yourself or changing the world, we’re here to help you dress the part.
Fashion for Every Body
People come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and we all deserve to wear clothing that makes us feel good. That mass production cycle of predicting what will sell often means catering to only specific sizes. Printing on demand free us from restrictive sizing - so why wouldn’t we offer sizes XS to 6X?
We put great care into building our sizes. The human body doesn't just "scale up" with size, and clothing shouldn’t either, so we do real-world testing every product on real bodies of all kinds to ensure the best possible fit at each size.
Big box stores often use "fast fashion" to make a quick buck that comes at a cost. This method means predicting trends seasons in advance, ordering tons of back stock, and using cheap materials and labor to offset the cost of the clothing that doesn't sell.
We don't mess with sweatshops. It's true that our fabric is imported, but our material is ethically sourced and only ever goes from the textile factory to our own headquarters in beautiful Seattle, Washington. Here, we produce clothing on-demand, which significantly reduces the amount of waste we create by not trying to burn through endless back stock and by not going through multiple shipping stages across the globe to get to us. We also employ a team of local, talented sewists who are given endless praise, music of their choice, and decent wages.
When we first started Bombsheller, we traveled the world in search of a material we could wear on the run or on the runway. It needed to be comfortable, durable, fashionable, and ethically sourced; In Italy, we found Fabric Fatale.
This polyester/spandex blend really will take you anywhere. Whether you’re in the gym, on a mountaintop, on the runway, or just lounging on your couch to marathon your favorite show, the material moves with you like a second skin; it's a lot like being naked, but better. Naked doesn’t offer SPF 50+ without investing in a lot of sunscreen first.
Fabric Fatale is a bluesign® certified material. The system follows five core principles for production: resource productivity, consumer safety, water emission, air emission, and occupational health and safety. It also defines concrete criteria for ingredients, manufacturing processes, and finished products to ensure peak sustainability. In short, it’s certified better for the planet, and better for the people on it.
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Step 1: Design
The majority of our designs are created by independent artists. After adapting their designs to our template, they 3D render their design in Artemix to make sure they create the most flattering shapes possible once they’re on your body. Adaptation from a flat image to the human form is an art in and of itself, so sometimes the artist will team up with a designer to get the best possible result. That's why you'll occasionally see a designer credit under the artist credit inside the waistband. Artists keep the rights to their artwork to use as they see fit and always set their own royalty prices.
Step 2: Print
We use dye sublimation to get crisp, vibrant prints that won't bleed or fade. When you place an order, your design of choice is printed onto paper, then transferred into our fabric. During this process, the ink goes from being a solid to a gas, then back to a solid again without ever passing through the liquid stage. Science is pretty badass, if you ask us.
Step 3: Assemble
Mass production for big box stores often means cutting huge stacks of fabric all at once, which results in inconsistent sizing. Our talented sewists carefully cut each leg one at a time with badass electric scissors (no carpal tunnel here!) to ensure accurate sizing before carefully stitching the pieces together. Once they’re ready to go, they’re lovingly sealed up with care instructions and a sweet Bombsheller sticker and our shipping department sends them on their way to their new home in your wardrobe.
Step 4: Own
You ordered, we assembled, and now it's your time to shine. Slip into our luxe spandex, then get ready to kick ass and look good doing it.
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