Retail from a Search and Rescue perspective | The BKc x AcF pop shop

During the Brooklyn circus x Artcomes first Pop Shop launch, Tawfeeq Gaines took the time to touch base with some of the taste makers present regarding their view on how art effects retail. This video gives us insight into Search and Rescue’s contribution to the event along with the culture’s influence on menswear. As a designer you want your product to tell a story, a … Continue reading Retail from a Search and Rescue perspective | The BKc x AcF pop shop

Urban Renewal | Urban Outfitters’ Local Production

IMG_4391 IMG_4378Who would of  have known that inside a seemingly abandoned warehouse, in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, an Urban outfitters production house was right in our neighborhood.  Well we didn’t, until a visit from our friend Daren from Rothco. He mentioned that he has a friend in the area who works for Urbs.  Once we were introduced to Joey there was an instant connection.  Joey introduced us to Aaron the current buyer for Urban Renewal and the rest of the creative  staff.  This group of artist and pickers work under the banner of Urban Renewal.  The pieces are totally one-of-a-kind, handcrafted in Philadelphia from vintage dead-stock and surplus materials sourced from around the world.  So the degrees of separation have been lifted and like minded neighbors are united! We were inspired to learn that what we thought was a new trend, from reworking vintage and recycling source material, was the practice of Urban Outfitters for the past 20 years. Just when we thought we’ve invented a wheel, we learned  that there’s nothing new, it’s only renewal.

the line upSearch + Rescue x Urban Renewal  collaboration;
From the Images of Labor collection by The Search and Rescue Squad.  Search + Rescue Images of Labor collection was Inspired by the history of industrialization; translated to recycled vintage dry goods.

check out some behind the scenes footage of the Urban Renewal design studio.

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Search+Rescue x Two Percent to Glory : Gold Insurgence // First Friday pop-up

Spring Heat is in the air, and it’s undeniable. Seasonally inspired conditioning primes us for the rise and fall of long shot lengths to dip dyed dribble drives. And, our colors reflect the outfitting. Crossover without hesitation from cotton to gauze, shear to sheer, and flocked to fringe as this grass is glitter in the backcourt. Transitions from covered to non bear witness to the … Continue reading Search+Rescue x Two Percent to Glory : Gold Insurgence // First Friday pop-up