Crescent Down Works was founded by Anne Michelson in 1974 as a custom-order down vest company in Seattle, Washington. Inspired by her love of hiking, camping, and the outdoors, Anne applied her knowledge of down clothing manufacturing from her first job at Northwest outerwear company, Eddie Bauer, to her own design and style.
Since those early days Crescent down works have expanded from vests to a complete line of outerwear, all made in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood.The products are made-to-order; crafted with acute attention to detail and the highest quality materials. Crescent Down Works continues on as a family run business, committed to excellent quality and timeless style.
Crescent Down Works is a multi-generational family enterprise with long standing employees. Their head sewer, Thuan Huynh, has over 25 years experience leading the Crescent sewing team, and is a master of her craft. Cutting Room Director, Nora Strang Moore, and Production Manager, Annie Michelson, oversee daily operation of the factory. It’s a dynamic team of women, dedicated to producing quality products from start to finish.
In 2012 the factory was moved to a larger space in Pioneer Square to accommodate the growing team. Till these days, Crescent down Works still make everything in-house in Seattle’s most historic neighborhood and we are really happy to have them be a part of our selection!