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  At Cayson Designs, we...

  • Always provide exceptional customer service.
  • Never compromise on quality.
  • Purchase the finest fabrics and raw materials and manufacture in our own San Francisco factory.
  • Make our own, signature, cloth covered buttons.
  • Design for style, comfort, and durability.
  • Collaborate with clients on custom aprons.
  • Specialize in custom embroidery with state of the art machinery.
  • Accommodate short turnaround times.

The Cayson Designs Story

In 1992, Lynette and the late Eddie Cayson founded Cayson Designs with a passion to create high quality culinary garments and a vision to provide unmatched customer service. These strong roots as a family run business have anchored our ambitious growth over the past 25 years.

Our sewing factory and office have always been located in our hometown of San Francisco, California. All of our products are designed and constructed on-site by our dedicated, creative and talented team. 

In 2016, Lynette sold Cayson Designs to A+ Career and School Apparel, another family run business based in Burlingame, California. For more than 40 years, A+ has provided high-performance uniforms and hospitality apparel to customers nationwide. The A+ team has extensive knowledge in both large and small scale manufacturing as well as design and embroidery experience. We are excited to partner with A+ to open the door for new avenues of growth. 

Karie La Mountain, our fearless President, will be leading the Cayson Designs team in this new chapter with Lynette Cayson staying on in a consulting role. 

The Cayson Designs philosophy remains the same and A+ shares our commitment to providing top quality garments with outstanding service. Cayson Designs’ high quality products will continue to be designed and manufactured in our San Francisco office and sewing workshop.

Values & Culture

First and foremost, we pride ourselves on providing the highest-quality culinary apparel to our customers with exceptional customer service. Our team is passionate about sharing their knowledge and working tirelessly to deliver creative, functional garments for chefs and restaurants locally in California, across the United States and around the world. We know we are lucky to call San Francisco home, and partner with many organizations to share our good fortune and give back to the community. We never lose sight of our guiding promise to build our business with the same honesty and integrity we use to craft our products. 

Team Cayson

Meet the dedicated members of the Cayson Designs team.

Proudly Made in San Francisco

Giving Back

Supporting local and national organizations. 

Our Clients