Suno New York was founded amidst turmoil in the Kenyan political structure, due to Mr Osterweis’ love for the country, textiles and people. After years of collecting fabrics from Kenya, Suno became the outlet for a new kind of design house. One that not only creates stunning garments, but also utilizes the abilities of hand craft in NY and Kenya. By keeping the development aspect local to NY, Suno is one of few labels using the resources this country can provide. Once the collection has been realized, the samples are taken to Kenya, where final garments are produced in small workshops. For Spring Summer '09, 1000 individually numbered one of a kind pieces were produced, and each season since has had similar stats.