Some may only know Massachusetts for its dominant sports dynasties over the decades, or as the birthplace of Sam Adams Lager and Dunkin' Donuts. While those certainly make Massachusetts a unique state, dig a bit deeper into the culture, and you'll soon know that Yankee ingenuity rings true throughout. You'll find that "can-do" attitude and scrappy Americans who work hard to get the job done.
Hug the coast and travel about an hour north of Boston to Newburyport. You'll find two guys with a dream, bringing to life the next generation of workwear for the American worker, designed and manufactured in the USA. It was an audacious goal, yet Ted De Innocentis and Josh Walker knew they had to take a crack at revolutionizing the workwear space without sacrificing their values to overseas production.
Initially starting in an unheated barn, and what was formerly Josh's grandfather's art studio (a legendary artist and story for another podcast) Ted and Josh got to work, building a brand for the folks that demand the best. Workwear made by hardworking Americans, for hardworking Americans.
listen to the story behind 1620
Ted designed clothing for some of the largest brands in the world, and Josh co-founded a helmet company; they felt well-equipped to take on the workwear giants. It was time to build a company that gave back to a community they felt needed a serious overhaul.
Built for the American worker
From the farbic, to the buttons, and the stitching, all of the work wear made by 1620 is made 100% in the good old U.S.A.