10 Michigan companies making masks with style

A year ago, over even six months back, no one could’ve predicted the fashion trend sweeping the nation would be face masks. Yes, they are a necessary precaution during the pandemic, but in typical American form, they are now taking on stylish looks as well. Fabric masks can be washed and reused, yet for style’s sake, there

10 Michigan companies making masks with style2020-07-04T10:36:27-04:00

Honoring mom while spending locally

Like most things these days, this will be an especially interesting Mother’s Day. Some families that are usually apart on that day have been quarantined together, while others who are typically able to spend the day together, will be separated for safety. Regardless of circumstance, there are several wonderful ways you can honor mom, while staying safe,

Honoring mom while spending locally2020-05-08T10:53:16-04:00

Michigan clothing brand aims to save our Great Lakes

We first introduced Jackson Riegler to our community when he was just a high school student developing a brand new, inspiring idea to help preserve the Great Lakes. He won our Up & Coming Entrepreneur Contest at the tender age of seventeen, back in 2017. Today, he’s a student at the University of Michigan with a full-blown

Michigan clothing brand aims to save our Great Lakes2020-04-22T09:19:01-04:00

10 ways to help local businesses through these tough times

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic will take a toll on our economy, but we can work together to minimize the negative impact. Place carryout orders from local restaurants One of the easiest ways to help, and let’s face it, give yourself a break too, is to pick up a curbside carry-out from your favorite

10 ways to help local businesses through these tough times2020-04-22T16:07:17-04:00

Michigan’s best St. Patty’s Day wardrobe options

There’s an old adage that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, that’s not really true, but it is true that you can get in the Irish spirit by donning something green. That said, not everyone has that color in regular rotation in their wardrobe. Fear not lads and lasses, there are some Michigan companies

Michigan’s best St. Patty’s Day wardrobe options2020-03-04T13:39:40-05:00

Ruth Adler Schnee retrospective opens at Cranbrook

When it comes to art and style, Michigan has been home to many revolutionary ideas and figures, though precious few have had the lasting impact on their craft as interior designer Ruth Adler Schnee. Before she created a body of textile patterns in the 1940s and 1950s that helped shape the look and feel of mid-century modernism,

Ruth Adler Schnee retrospective opens at Cranbrook2020-03-04T13:48:59-05:00

GETTEES to open flagship store in Detroit’s Eastern Market

When most people think of Detroit’s Eastern Market, they think of food, and for good reason. The market has been the city’s premier site for the buying and selling of fresh, flavorful, local foods for well over a century and a half. However, to think only of scrumptious morsels when visiting the district is to under appreciate

GETTEES to open flagship store in Detroit’s Eastern Market2020-03-04T15:11:39-05:00

Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA

If you've ever driven past an elegant home and wondered how it is decorated inside, you're in for a treat. There's a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) that gives a glimpse into the homes of some prominent locals. Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections, runs until March 15, 2020.

Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA2020-03-04T15:11:51-05:00

The Lip Bar opens flagship store in Downtown Detroit

Periodically we hear stories of surviving a shark bite, but what if you battle five sharks at the same time? Can you survive? That’s exactly the challenge entrepreneur Melissa Butler faced after her lipstick business was brutally attacked during a 2015 appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank. Kevin O’Leary implied that her products amounted to clown makeup, and

The Lip Bar opens flagship store in Downtown Detroit2020-03-04T15:04:04-05:00

Forbes chooses Detroit as Under 30 Summit host city

Calling all young artists, designers, techies, entrepreneurs, and creatives..Detroit is the place to be this fall. Forbes, the financial news and investment publisher, announced Tuesday that it is bringing its flagship Under 30 Summit to Detroit for the next three years. The first conference is set to convene in the city October 27-30. The announcement was made by Forbes

Forbes chooses Detroit as Under 30 Summit host city2020-03-04T14:53:24-05:00

Carhartt launches new line in collaboration with Hurley

For a hundred and thirty years, Dearborn-based Carhartt has been making apparel for hardworking people and the great outdoors. Yet, despite being based in a state surrounded by lakes, the clothing has really been geared toward landlubbers, until now, that is. Surf City meets the Motor City, as Carhartt partners with Hurley, a surf lifestyle brand based

Carhartt launches new line in collaboration with Hurley2020-03-04T14:47:18-05:00

This year’s design house has unprecedented star power

It’s almost time for another Designer’s Show House. The biennial event always draws throngs of people eager to see a stunning home, with new twists contrived through the creative genius of some of the region’s top interior designers. This, the twenty second home, has star power attached like none before. The original owners were Charles and Sarah Fisher,

This year’s design house has unprecedented star power2020-03-04T14:43:36-05:00

Design, innovation & manufacturing to be focus of Detroit Homecoming

Some of them lived here decades ago, for others it has just been a couple of years. Some lived right in Detroit, others grew up in the ‘burbs. They are diverse in years, backgrounds, ethnicities, yet they have three very important things in common: 1. They have become successful in their chosen professions; 2. They consider the

Design, innovation & manufacturing to be focus of Detroit Homecoming2020-03-04T14:43:57-05:00

Designer Jenna Kator to open retail store in Howell

Local handbag designer, Jenna Kator is poised to open her first brick-and-mortar store in Howell. The entrepreneur is in the process of renovating the space above 2Fog’s Pub, at 122 W. Grand River Ave. The flagship store is a natural next step for the designer whose brand has been building a steady following for the past several years.

Designer Jenna Kator to open retail store in Howell2020-03-04T14:31:27-05:00

Michigan Fashion and Media Summit hosts first conference

It’s not every day in these parts when arrivals to a business conference are met with a bag of makeup and beauty samples, by greeters bedecked in chic black and white attire, at a registration table sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger, but that’s exactly how a recent day began at the Ross School of Business at the University

Michigan Fashion and Media Summit hosts first conference2020-03-04T14:24:43-05:00

Wolverines plan new fashion conference

As the state, and particularly the Detroit area, continues to strive toward national and global recognition as a center for style, students at the University of Michigan are working on creating more opportunities to transfer fashion knowledge from academia to real world experience. Enter the Michigan Fashion Media Summit (MFMS), a brand new initiative that is arguably

Wolverines plan new fashion conference2020-03-04T14:28:29-05:00

Participants wanted for Detroit Fashion Hackathon

It’s impossible, or at the very least, unwise, to think imagine growth in any industry these days without factoring in the role of technology. Fashion is certainly no exception. In fact, between the influencers on social media, and the desire of consumers to have discounts and purchasing options at their fingertips at all times, technology is quickly

Participants wanted for Detroit Fashion Hackathon2020-03-04T14:28:42-05:00

Local designers secure Shark Tank deal

Local entrepreneurs, Steven Mazur and Eric Huang, found success on last night’s episode of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. The duo’s Detroit-based clothing company secured an investment from Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, for their line of premium shirts designed for shorter men. Mazur (5’6”) and Huang (5’8”) are vertically challenged themselves,

Local designers secure Shark Tank deal2020-03-04T14:22:39-05:00
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