Rebuild Our American Knitwear Industry with Ohio Knittng Mills

This is the tale of heartland manufacturing craftsmanship coming back to life. The storied Ohio Knitting Mills, founded in Cleveland in 1927, made knitwear for the American middle class for almost seven decades. Their iconic and colorful sweaters were sold from Saks to Sears, bringing modern fashion to the masses. Like so many other clothing manufacturers, the factory closed it's doors by the end of the last century and ceased production. But they fortuitously left a hidden treasure behind: a massive archive of their knit garments from the mid-1940's on. Today, this collection, and the legacy of industrial creativity it emerged from, are the inspiration of a new apparel brand named for the original factory.

Join us on this adventure to revitalize Ohio Knitting Mills and the American knitwear industry. Please support our campaign http://igg.me/at/Ohio-Knitting-Mills/x/6087532. Every little bit counts and thank you for sharing with your friends and communities too!

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Comment by alice simpson on January 26, 2014 at 1:35pm
When I say "Buy American"I put my money where my mouth is!

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