The Squad at Northern Grade (recap)

IMG_7297We are cut for the Northern Grade. A U. S. Made traveling pop up market that connects the designer direct to the end consumer. Functioning almost like a trade show, but available to the public. The Squad had the pleasure to participate in the debut of the DC Market. See recap photos by Emmanuel Afolabi Continue reading “The Squad at Northern Grade (recap)”

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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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Stamped+Approved | The TrunkShow

  The Squad debuts their Spring collection at Bellargo Piarge.  The title “Stamped and Approved” is meant to be taken literal.  Search+Rescue Drygoods are approved by the local community and the stamp has been approved by our friends at Urban Renewal.  (Look for the stamp in our Collaboration launching on Urbanoutfitters.com in May.)  April 12 kicks off Spring for Search+Rescue with Bleach+Destroyed cutoff Shorts and … Continue reading Stamped+Approved | The TrunkShow