NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — Massachusetts-based 1620 Workwear produces American-made, American-sourced apparel that is designed to last 10 times longer than the competition.
1620’s newest introduction, the Utility Short ($128), is a design popular with landscapers, made with 1620’s proprietary stretch NYCO (nylon-cotton) fabrics that provide full mobility, breathability and protection. The water- and grease-repellent, abrasion-resistant fabrics protect from weather and rough surfaces. The shorts have a modern fit and are completed with multiple utility pockets for tools and essentials.
The company focuses on minimizing waste and providing apparel that will last up to 10 times longer than the competition and are designed to form to the body over time. To further minimize waste, 1620 has a Patina program in place where a second or third life are given to previously worn products.
“Workers live in their clothes and are conditioned to throwing them away after a short time on the job,” said Josh Walker, cofounder. “We’re finding success in the value that workers put on durability, comfort and performance. It’s worth investing more upfront for a product that is going to comfort and keep you safe at work for years.
“Durability and sustainability go hand-in-hand,” he adds. “We have a responsibility to protect workers and our environment. It’s a new mindset in the workwear category but our continued growth gives us confidence that we’re going in the right direction.”
1620 Workwear was named after the year that Massachusetts was settled and was co-founded five years ago by business partners Ted De Innocentis and Walker, who previously worked in the outdoor apparel and equipment industry.
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