Supporting our community is everything to us here at the Rock Family of Companies. It’s a challenging time for local businesses around our community and it can be challenging for us to find ways to support while prioritizing social distancing. Luckily, we were able to partner with three admirable Detroit-based small businesses in our latest Detroit Mask Collection and we would love to share with you what makes these small businesses so reputable.
Founded in 2015, Pingree is a worker-owned, social impact company designed to create resiliency and living wage work for veterans and Detroiters. We love the moral compass of this brand identity that works to produce sustainable products that maximize well-being. They have a strong focus to employ and teach Detroiters new skills in industrial sewing, shoe making, and leather crafting. Not to mention, Pingree is also a worker cooperative which translates to contributing 77 cents of every dollar the brand receives in profit back to the workers.
Their team in Detroit handcrafts bags, accessories and footwear with high-quality leather that was reclaimed from the Detroit auto industry. Each piece that Pingree creates has a story with character and purpose. The mask we are featuring in our Detroit Mask Collection is a black face mask built for comfort and durability while being produced with zero waste! To browse their other products and to learn more about Pingree, visit pingreedetroit.com.
Rosemarine Textiles is a woman-owned sustainable textile studio run by Megan Navoy. We love Rosemarine Textiles because of their intent to produce merchandise that is as low waste and ecofriendly as possible. The brand creates home goods and accessories with rich and complex colors that are produced entirely by using plant-based dyes. Each piece is made by hand with unique application and repurposing materials by even pulling color from the local florist’s day-old blooms.
Our partnership with Rosemarine Textiles for the Detroit Mask Collection offers a sand colored, two strap face mask that ties around the head. These ties allow for the convenience of untying at the top and resting around the neck when not in use while also avoiding the common irritation that other face masks can cause behind the ears. To browse other products by Rosemarine Textiles, or to learn more about this innovative brand, visit rosemarinetextiles.com.
York Project is a Social Streetwear brand that creates sustainable items and manufactures their products locally, right here in Detroit. Beginning in fall of 2020, their entire line is cut and sewn entirely in Detroit. The York Project is passionate about supporting and empowering those in underserved communities. With every purchase from The York Project, a donation is made to a person who is affected by homelessness in the United States.
Shop our Detroit Mask Collection to find The York Project’s white woven/knit hybrid mask with black elastic and face sculpting features. For more products by The York Project, visit their website at yorkproject.com to find hoodies, jackets, tees, and even flags with a focus on sustainable manufacturing.