Fashion Upstate Visits MA+CH Textile Studio in Schenectady

Fashion Upstate visited MA+CH Textile Studio in Schenectady on July 27 for a fantastic studio tour, where founders Charles and Marika Contompasis gave in-depth, hands-on explanation of the patented processes they use to create the high-end textiles and garments they ship to boutiques throughout the country. MA+CH was founded in 2002, and employs 15 in their Schenectady factory.

“MA+CH is a family company created by Schenectady natives, therefore it was a pleasure to host an event which brought other creative minds in the area together,” said MA+CH Marketing Director Sarah Contompasis, who recently relocated to this region from the West coast, after building a Marketing career in New York City and San Francisco. “My aunt and uncle, designers Marika and Charles, both graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and value Upstate New York’s close proximity to the New York City Marketplace. We appreciate being based in Schenectady as it supports inventiveness and is a business-friendly, art-aware, and naturally beautiful place to live and work.”

A sample sale, pastries by Crisan Bakery, and live modeling rounded out a high-energy evening.