Blauer Manufacturing was founded in 1936 by Louis Blauer as a contract sewing company garments for department stores in the Boston area. The early products included exclusive dress raincoats, jackets and sport coats. As the business grew, so did the factory in Lechmere square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The workforce in the original factory was diverse. The first and second generation Blauer family, including Louis and his son Aaron worked alongside employees from Portugal, Poland and Greece to create high quality functional apparel.