Inspired by the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center circa the 1940s through 70s – think show jumping, fox hunting, evening polo matches shrouded in a heavy coastal fog – Sixteen Cypress draws from the local and the natural. Trails winding through dense groves of Monterey Cypress trees, adventures on the sandy, rocky coves of the Pacific Ocean, an array of wildlife fluttering by – that is where you will find Sixteen Cypress.
The creative vision of Emily Factor, California native from Carmel’s 16th Avenue, Sixteen Cypress is built from the highest quality materials and made here in the USA. The brand combines Emily’s lifelong love affair with horses and educational background in design, textiles, and product development.
In 2008, armed with a BA in Fashion and Textile Print from London’s Central Saint Martins, Emily relocated back to California where she worked as an independent textile and apparel designer while also maintaining freelance and collaborative projects. As her career in the fashion industry began to take shape, Emily’s love of horses remained steadfast and she continued to ride and train. It was then that she started having visions of applying her skillset in product development and design to horses.
Emily set out to create something the market was lacking – something less utilitarian – natural products that complemented the horse, the rider, and the tack itself. She chose historic woven patterns and classic suiting fabrics of herringbone, tweed, and plaid and developed authentic and durable products for the equestrian community.
Sixteen Cypress is Coastal California with a touch of English tradition. Durable, natural, and earthy. Both warm and cool tones, but always neutral. No pretenses, nothing showy, just high-functioning timeless, classic style for the modern equestrian.