For three generations the Stone-Rand family operated a bustling mill in Cleveland responsible for making knitwear for names like Sears and Saks. When the mass exodus of clothing manufacturing overseas happened the mill had to shut its doors and hundreds of jobs were lost. Designer Steven Tatar has dug back into the mill’s closet to find all of those vibrant and colorful patterns and is now bringing back that history with an updated fit and look. Tatar and his crew of designers in Cleveland have partnered with other American companies like Kraemer Yarns in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Tiger buttons in NYC, and Fleck Knitwear in Plainfield New Jersey to bring a new brand to life. Currently the men’s line is all that is offered but, plans for a women’s line are also on the table.
Available from Ohio Knitting Mills.