Our Story

One day, 5 years ago, Allison was shopping one of her favorite brands online.  Trying to figure out what size she should buy for new high-waisted skinny jeans, Allison started clicking through all the size charts and was immediately confused: the size measurements seemed totally contradictory.  Her waist is one size, but her hips are another.  So, she guessed a size… and when she got her new jeans in the mail, none of them fit the way she envisioned.

In that moment, she wondered if only she could just save the fit of her favorite pair of jeans-- and make it a pattern for all her future jeans.  And instead of choosing from M, L, 28, 34, 4, 6, 11, or any of these pre-defined sizes, what if she could just choose… her size?

Hemster was born to empower you with the right to have every garment be uniquely tailored to your preferred fit — and to introduce a world where these size numbers and letters are truly meaningless.
Silicon Valley Meets Tailoring
Ever since we started Hemster 5 years ago, our mission has focused on the forgotten art of tailoring. We have created a venture-backed technology-enabled platform with world-class engineers with the goal of revitalizing the tailoring community, composed mainly of marginalized individuals.  We are proud to support our tailors, garment associates, and fit experts, who work tirelessly to bring the perfect fit to every shopper.
Alex
Alex joined the team in 2018 to help launch Hemster in LA and New York, and now leads the People Operations and Customer Service teams. She's been working with startups for over 10 years, and is passionate about building culture and community. Her favorite part about Hemster is growing our core team and shaping each role.
Katie
Katie leads Hemster’s partnership team, where she connects brands & retailers to our service! After starting her career in finance, she pivoted to work for a DTC clothing brand where she partnered with Hemster for the first time.  Through experiencing the service and platform from the brand side, she knew she wanted to be part of bringing Hemster to the world!
Hannah
Hannah joined Hemster in September 2019 after managing the alterations team at Nordstrom. She has brought her expertise in tailoring services to develop Hemster’s proprietary Pattern system. She recently adopted a sweet rescue dog named Emma.
Vanessa
Vanessa joined Hemster in December 2018 to help launch in New York and now manages retailers within the Partnership team.  She has been working in fashion retail for over 10 years with brands like Desigual and G-Star Raw. She just had her first baby Pierre, and excited to start her new journey as a working mom.
Education & Growth
We believe in hiring passionate people!  Our team members come to us with a broad range of prior garment knowledge -- even some with no expert experience at all.  We invest countless hours internally training new members so that everyone can learn to master the craft of garment fit and construction.
Join us today
We believe in hiring passionate people!  Our team members come to us with a broad range of prior garment knowledge -- even some with no expert experience at all.  We invest countless hours internally training new members so that everyone can learn to master the craft of garment fit and construction.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to become a member of our team, please contact us!
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