The Graf Lantz Factory
Silverlake Based Since 2012
Our small, single-story brick and mortar Los Angeles factory is the engine of the Graf Lantz dream locomotive. It’s loud. It’s tight. It’s frenetic, and it’s filled by a talented team of craftspeople with a knack for unconventional materials and jumping through hoops to keep us on the rails.
Graf Lantz is a home and lifestyle accessories brand based in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Proudly out of step with the status quo, we design and manufacture our entire line so that we can personally back the quality we put our names on. Our studio factory is home to a small team of like minded rebels dedicated to design that considers the provenance, utility and life of every product that leaves our doors.
By producing in our own factory we can assure:
Made in Los Angeles
We started our factory out of necessity not because either of us had an inkling of how to run and operate one. We began with a team just the two of us and our first hire out of our West Hollywood apartment. We tried outsourcing in Los Angeles and couldn’t get the quality we demanded so we continued to keep evolving the Graf Lantz production vertically. Over time demand grew and we soon outgrew our apartment. In 2012 we moved into a converted grocery market on the corner of Temple and Occidental in Silverlake where we operate with 20 artisans who make all of our product.
Over the years we have accumulated some of the best industrial machinery to offer the highest level of durability, professional finishes and increase efficiencies. We scour the US for this rare equipment to provide quality production capabilities and continue to invest back into our factory every year with new machines to allow us to bring even more to the table.
We have grown with our factory - a Unicorn in the American Landscape - and Graf Lantz acts as one of the last vertically integrated accessories companies in Los Angeles.
Our team consists of 20 highly skilled artisans, best in class machines and a library of premium felt (many cusom colors), leathers, canvas and denim.
Building our own factory over the years has allowed us to have complete control over all aspects of our product & people including quality or execution, quality of materials, efficiency and production. That also means we can keep a close eye on waste - with a narrow threshold for our industry. We are able to move agily and quickly with the ability to pivot, invest in development, test new items and collaborate with others.
Because of our lean size we produce in small production runs. Our tight supply keeps our product special & limited, allows us to give every piece extra attention and allows us to remain more sustainable. Yeah, we might sell out but if we know there is demand we will make another run. So get on that waitlist so we know to just keep making the products you love!