About Us

Our Story

CRC has been a decade long evolution of a passion for fashion design for the founder, Calley Rivera. Initially providing preproduction services such as consulting, designing, pattern making, and sample making to small and mid-sized company; this service took off and became its own established business. In 2014, Calley took this service further and invested in apparel CAD technology to offer her clients grading and marker making to get them one step closer to production.

Having spent numerous hours consulting with clients to get them manufacturing in the low MOQ area as well as find manufacturers that would offer the same commitment to quality, she found that the market was under served throughout the US. In pure entrepreneurial fashion, Calley’s previous company was rebranded and evolved into the full-service manufacturing company it is today.

Calley Rivera
Founder & Technical Designer

Calley was born in Idaho and raised in Southeastern Washington State. At 17 she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Civil Engineering career field. After her military service she moved to San Antonio, where she decided to turn her 15-year hobby into her new career, Fashion Design. In 2010 she launched Couture By Calley, LLC, then Texas Pattern & Sample Services, and evolving that business into CRC Manufacturing.

Calley has extensive experience making custom designed gowns and apparel as well as working as a private label designer, consultant, pattern maker, grader and other related technical design roles. An important part of her personal philosophy, she gives back in a variety of ways supporting the local community, military service members, their families and other charitable organizations. She has worked to raise money, mentor, advocate, and otherwise celebrate the various organizations that support these groups.

– Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management
– Bachelor’s of Applied Arts & Sciences
– Associates of Applied Sciences — Fashion Design and Marketing
– Gerber Accumark Certification

Lorren Dietzmann
Production Manager

A San Antonio native, Lorren received a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Management from the University of the Incarnate Word and after graduation, she relocated to Dallas, Texas to become a visual merchandiser. Lorren gained valuable experience and insight on the retail side of the fashion industry and was soon called back to San Antonio.

Working for several years as the production manager of a local apparel manufacturer, she expanded her experience and knowledge on the manufacturing side of the industry. In that position, she was able to expand her technical abilities with Gerber Accumark training and certification and in 2019 she became the Production Manager for CRC.

– Bachelor’s in Fashion Management
– Gerber Accumark Certification