Detroit Love for Artists and Entrepreneurs
Written by Threads Influencer, Jeremy Potter | @jeremydpotter
The question is not whether to buy a custom t-shirt from Detroit Hustles Harder. The question is how to stop from ordering 50 new ones.
A new collab features over 50 limited edition t-shirts from Detroit Hustles Harder. The Hustle for a Cause campaign is an opportunity for Detroit Hustles Harder and local artists to support Detroit area restaurants, small businesses, coffee shops, artists and music venues. The net proceeds from each sale will go directly to the partner featured on the shirt or to a cause of their choice.
Obviously, getting a t-shirt or two or 50 is amazing and will help those in our community struggling to respond to the loss in business as Detroit respects the social distancing guidelines put in place to protect us from the virus, COVID-19.
You don’t have to score a shirt to help. Share your favorites. Post about why you love Red Hook’s coffee or Bea’s Lemonade. Shout out artists like Bre’Ann White, Jesse Kassel and Jeremy Duputat who created t-shirts capturing their perspective on Detroit and Detroit during quarantine. Send a message to your friends to plan drinks at Marble Bar, Firebird or Jumbo’s when this is all over.
If you can afford a new t-shirt (or 2!), check out the site to see all the options. Artists also captured tributes to Detroit area institutions like The Henry Ford, the Joe Louis fist and the coney dog.
One collaboration that hit close to home for me was the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. DBG, on Detroit’s East Side, is an after-school program where Detroit kids come to learn, play and grow through education, athletics, mentorship and intervention. DBG is one of the most positive and energized places for students in Detroit.
DBG’s “We Rise By Lifting Others”
My DBG shirt is ordered and on its way.
The fact that Detroit Hustles Harder jumped in quickly to find a way to support the artists and small businesses within Detroit highlighting our city’s loyalty, love and yes…hustle is no surprise. The founders of Detroit Hustles Harder have been doing their thing in Detroit for over a decade. Ensuring that no matter what happens the city’s DNA remains at the heart of everything we do.
Entrepreneurs – artists, events, restaurants and bars - have always been core to what makes Detroit special. Creating art. Creating music. Creating amazing food & cocktails. These creators are small businesses in the city.
These are the people and places responsible for our stories that begin “Remember that one night…” or “Where were we that one time…” that we revisit when telling our friends about our city and our lives. These are the people and places touching the lives of so many of us around Detroit and doing it for others. Whether it’s students at DBG or Henry Ford, diners like Marrow or The Royce, or shoppers in Eastern Market, there are many creators finding it hard to earn income or sustain their business during this time.
What I love about the Hustle for a Cause campaign is that it gives all of us a chance to continue to support the people that work so hard inspiring Detroit.
Keep your closet fresh and don’t leave your house to do it. Before you press Buy Now on the next ad on your IG feed, check out Detroit Hustles Harder and support the people in Detroit who continue to create.
Shirts are available here.
Sizes X-Small to 4XL available for $30.