We were recently featured on ChevyDetroit.com as part of their story on "Detroit Fashion Brands Taking the World by Storm" and we were honored to be included alongside some other incredible Detroit brands.
When you think about what Detroit has made over its more than 300-year history, a few industries come immediately to mind. In the past, it was iron stoves, cigars and cars. These days, it is still cars but it also is fashion.
Surprised at that last one? If you’ve ever worn a “Made in Detroit” t-shirt or sported a Pure Detroit beanie, then you’ve worn some Detroit fashion. But the city’s fashion chops are much deeper and wider than novelty shirts and hats. There are huge fashion brands and up-and-coming names that are calling Detroit home, boosting its fashion credibility across the world.
Detroiters both love to look good and have the discretionary income (thanks again, auto industry) to dress well. There are tons of retail stores from entry-level duds to high-end brands that are known internationally. Moreover, there is a devotion to creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation that runs through the very veins of this region that has been there for centuries.
There also has been a recent renaissance of interest and investment in making things – especially fashion – within the United States and Michigan. There are sewing programs such as Detroit Sewn. There are fashion events such as FashionSpeak thanks to Detroit Sewn’s Karen “Kay” Buscemi and the team at the Detroit Garment Group. There’s also the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center in Detroit that is “fashioning the future” for sewing and great design.