Regina Pruss of Chain Chain Chained in Detroit is guiding us through a Lapiz Copper Pendant Necklace tutorial: What you’ll need: about 3 inches of 16 gauge wire, about 2 inches of 22 gauge wire, 18 inches of chain, stones or crystals of your choice, jump rings, one lobster clasp. Tools: flat nose pliers and cutters, hole punch, ball peen hammer, bench block 1. Start with cutting about 3 inches of wire, in this case I used copper wire. 2. […]
It is a widely shared and fond memory— craft time at camp, sitting crosslegged on the floor in a circle of bunkmates, sifting through bright colors of yarn to make your very first friendship bracelet. How can one help but begin a lifelong fascination with handmade adornment after an experience like that? That’s how it started with Regina Pruss of Chain Chain Chained in Detroit. If she’s not at a thrift store, once again sifting through odds and ends, looking […]
Meet Sally Zheng, Industrial and Interaction Design Student at Syracuse University. It’s a world of tools, mock-ups, plans, and designs brought to life through a little elbow grease and creativity. Prototyping is one of Sally’s favorite pastimes. It’s a chance to validate an idea through the trial and error of building it out. It’s the opportunity for your brain and hands to work together, optimizing the function and appearance of products. In the photos above, Sally walks us through the […]
It’s amazing what women are capable of doing, and it’s a shame that all too often it can be underplayed. Do you know any hardworking, rugged women who deserve recognition? Let their stories be told and their endeavors be brought to light. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominee and you could see her featured!
Detroit native, Clare Fox, has undoubtedly left a beautiful mark on her hometown. Using the Motor City as fodder for inspiration and a great place to salvage wood and other building materials, the products Clare makes for Mutual Adoration have a rich feeling of history and stories past. Symbolism and hidden meanings play a huge role in the creative process for Clare. Each piece she crafts pays homage to the backstory of the sourced materials and often relates to a […]
Okay y’all, the El Paso Utility Jacket is without a doubt one of my favorites. It’s constructed of ripstop fabric, so it’s really light. The inside lining is made of mesh, which is great for ventilation. And there are 10 pockets. That’s right! I said 10– perfect for tiny tools an other odds and ends. The Field Khaki color Julie James from DROUGHT is wearing above will be available in spring 2016.
Here are a few more shots of Carhartt’s favorite Detroit sisters from DROUGHT while harvesting organic kale at Frog Holler Farm. Kale is an important ingredient in many of their cold-pressed juices. Like the Green #1, made of chard, cabbage, apple, celery, kale, and lemon. Or the Green #3, made of apple, kale, celery, lemon, and ginger. Take a look at their menu and see what other organic goodness goes into their products. Julie is wearing the newest version of […]
Come Spring 2016, there will be a new set of Carhartt Women’s Work Boots in town! I cannot wait! Until then, here’s a sneak peak: As Meg Schrader of Wake Robin Farm says, “All farmers put their boots on the same way.”
Cold-pressed juice masters, the James sisters of DROUGHT, are one Carhartt’s favorite families. The Crafted in Carhartt darlings know what it means to put your heart and soul into work and reap some major results. Three to five pounds of fresh organic produce go into every bottle. Nothing but the best fruits and veggies comprise their unique recipes— that means no added sugar or water, just straight up real food. Last week, Jenny, Jessie, Julie, and Caitlin got to take […]