Dallas Designer Tishcox Partners with Lighthouse for Blind

Dallas-based womenswear brand Tishcox is partnering with a local nonprofit to help create jobs, CultureMap Dallas reported.

Tishcox is outsourcing production to the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, where blind and visually-impaired workers will sew the line’s high-end garments, CultureMap said.

Founder Tish Cox’s brand of blouses, dresses, skirts and other apparel was started in 2010 after a friend asked here to make a dress for an event, CultureMap said. Cox’s dress caught the eye of Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley and designer Zac Posen.

“I was looking for a manufacturing solution, but thought I’d have to go outside of Dallas,” Cox told CultureMap. “When I first heard about this partnership with Lighthouse, it sounded too good to be true: I’d be doing good and keeping up with production. And it was icing on the cake that it would be in Dallas.”

Tishcox has grown to manufacture roughly 4,000 individual garments a year that are sold in boutiques in Dallas and Atlanta.

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