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, we have expanded from vests to a complete line of outerwear, all made in our factory in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. All of our 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.


At Crescent Down Works we are proud to be a multi-generational family enterprise with long-standing employees. Our head sewer, Lam Ngoc, has over 30 years experience and is a master of her craft. Cutting Room Director, Kristen Shirts, and Production Manager, Annie Michelson, oversee the daily operation of the factory. We are a dynamic team of women, dedicated to producing quality products from start to finish.


Through the years we’ve had the pleasure of working in buildings that we own in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. In 2021 we moved the factory to a larger space in SoDo to accommodate our growing team. We still make everything in-house in Seattle’s bustling industrial district.


Our time-honored patterns are based on classic Northwest outerwear designs. Our jackets and vests are insulated with 100% high-grade white goose down.  For more detailed information on how we source ethically harvested down, please contact us. Our fabrics are selected for the best combination of durability and performance. Each piece is meticulously inspected by hand, ensuring the flawless quality we are known for. We are honored to work with exceptional retailers and distributors across the globe.