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  • T31 Design House
  • 229-410-5020
  • 502 W Forsyth St Americus, GA 31709

About us

We are a women-owned company dedicated to encouraging others to reach for big dreams, as we reach for our own, as well as creating jobs and opportunity for local highly-skilled women.

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Design ✎ Patternmaking ⚙ Sewing ✄Alterations 

Sewing with a Purpose

T31™ Design House is the ultimate destination in Americus, Georgia,

catering to all your development and cut and sew requirements,

functioning as both a contract manufacturer and full-development sewing house.


Beyond to our services, we provide sewing classes and training for

young women from low-income backgrounds in our community.

Our goal is to empower them and their families by equipping them

with valuable skills to overcome challenges and improve their circumstances.

Making a Difference one Stitch at a Time

Meet the Founder & Designer, Elena Carné

Elena's inspiring journey as a fashion designer began at a young age in Venezuela, crafting her own bathing suits and eventually establishing her first sewing business, Puka's Swimwear, in 1995. After immigrating to the United States as a political refugee, she obtained fashion and business degrees in Miami and later founded T31 Apparel (Former Tepuy Activewear) in Americus, Georgia, focusing on athleisure wear and promoting hope and positivity.


Amid the challenges of the pandemic in 2020, Elena's determination led her to pivot her business to manufacturing facemasks, donating over 35,000 of them to various locations worldwide. This transition paved the way for T31™ Design House, which aims to be the go-to destination in Americus, offering comprehensive product development and cut-and-sew solutions as a contract manufacturer and full-package design and sewing house.


In addition to her business pursuits, Elena is committed to giving back to the community. She provides training and sewing classes for

young women from low-income backgrounds in our community, equipping them with essential skills to overcome their circumstances and build a better future for themselves. Elena's passion for fashion, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy drives her to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others through T31™ Design House.


what clients say

GREAT! Best workout pants I have ever owned. They fit well. Look great. They don’t move or slide when exercising

-Alex Hernandez

Tepuy Activewear is a vibrant, fashion forward U.S. brand committed to excellent quality, adaptable performance and ethical fashion. We are a women owned and managed design company, striving to manufacture affordable, functional, fashionable activewear.

Proudly Designed and Handcrafted in Americus, Georgia

I highly recommend T31 Design House for any sewing needs. Whether it's alterations, repairs, or custom projects, they have the expertise and dedication to deliver exceptional results. I will undoubtedly return for any future sewing requirements

-Marysol P

I had a fantastic experience with T31 Sewing House for my sewing needs! From start to finish, they demonstrated professionalism, skill, and a genuine passion for their craft.

-Grace Moore

Elena at T31 Design House was friendly and attentive, listening to my specific requirements and offering valuable suggestions to ensure the best outcome. Their customer service is top-notch, and they kept me informed throughout the process, which I greatly appreciated. Moreover, the turnaround time was impressive. Despite the complexity of the alterations, they completed the work promptly without compromising on quality. I must also mention the reasonable pricing for the high-quality work they provided. The investment was well worth it, considering the exceptional craftsmanship and the heartfelt care they put into their work.

-Jean Buchanan

I just want to tell you that I wore the leggings I picked up from you at the Expo Friday for the Albany Snicker's Marathon Saturday. And those were some of the best leggings I've ever ran in. They stayed in place for 26.2 miles of running through the streets of Albany, didn't cause any chaffing and was so comfortable, not to mention cute. Awesome job. I'll definitely be getting some more

-Angela McCorkle Gattie

Vibrant and well-made. I love these leggings! The fabric is substantial with very vibrant colors. The fit is perfect. I receive many compliments when I wear these leggings

-Laura B.

Thank you, Elena Carné, for making this experience smooth and memorable. Your skillful craftsmanship and customer-centric approach have won me over as a loyal customer

-Kelly T.B.

Perfect fit and fun pattern. I love these!

-Jackie Cushman

Our Blog

A few of our recent posts

The Rise of Sustainable Sewing Contractors: Embracing Eco-Friendly Practices

Posted by Elena Carné on Sep 28th 2023 Read More

How Sewing Contractors Ensure Quality Control in Production

Posted by Elena Carné on Sep 6th 2023 Read More

Master the Art of Pattern Making: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Posted by Elena Carné on Aug 28th 2023 Read More

Elevate Your Business with Expert Design Consulting Services

Posted by Elena Carné on Aug 22nd 2023 Read More

The Art of Apparel Alterations: Unleashing the Hidden Benefits

Posted by Elena Carné on Aug 15th 2023 Read More

Unlocking Creativity: The Art of Apparel Sample Making

Posted by Elena Carné on Aug 7th 2023 Read More

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