Scenester Seamsters

Next time you’re downtown on Pacific Avenue, near the corner of 21st, take a look in the display windows at UrbanXchange, a shop packed with hip, recycled apparel and accessories. If your timing is right, you’ll catch clothing designers Daniel Blue and Danii Blackwell at work behind dueling sewing machines. Not all artists enjoy working in the public eye, but this duo appears to thrive. Loyalty Clothing Co. (253.217.5411), their indie label, has a magpie aesthetic. Whether dream-inspired costumes or custom streetwear, the designers’ philosophy is rooted in narrative. Blue puts it plainly: “We want to build clothes that tell the story of your life.”

Photos by Chis Tumbusch