The Local is a community hub for talented creatives, designers, photographers, artists, and musicians as a platform to network, host events, showcase ideas, and sell products to the public. It is the brainchild of a group of young friends and entrepreneurs. Patrick Frome, owner and creator of dot.INK; Dominic Jones, owner of High On Research (H.O.R.); and Jon Kuritz of Make Waves Entertainment and Make Waves Collective. Like most friends they had common interests, a taste for private label clothing, so they, each in their own flavor, launched their own lines. Patrick of dot.INK handles the textile end of their endeavors and also maintains the e-commerce component.
While this idea originated to help each of them build their new business, it is open to any emerging creative endeavor. They may end up with a permanent creative lab in the downtown area, but for now The Local uses their nimble size and dexterity to hit special events or create their own around the area to promote themselves.
dot.INK believes many ideas begin their journey with INK. Whether painted among the dwellings of ancestors or sketched on a bar napkin, INK is the universal medium for expression and communication. At dot.INK their passion is to pick up the pen and bring your story to life.
HOECO. Apparel is a clothing brand uniting people everywhere to be part of a supportive family of homies. “Homies Over Everything Company” was inspired by skateboarding, streetwear, and music. They recognized how those three cultures have gone hand in hand while treating one another like a family and growing with each other. Using that perspective, they are branching out from just these three lifestyles and welcoming and inviting more diversity to become part of the family, homies.
Make Waves Collective brings you inspiring stories, as well as a clothing line that helps you and others stay inspired. Make Waves is founded on the definition of waves as a large plunging mass creating displacement, potential, and an exchanging kinetic energy, causing an outward ripple affecting everything in its path. They encourage you to make your own waves.
H.O.R. is a company that aims to shed light and bring awareness to various social, cultural, and political issues that the every day citizen may not be aware of. Using clothing as the canvas, they present these issues through design to help one formulate questions and discover answers and to inspire change. Whether about everyday life or larger global issues, they represent the 99 percent.
To learn more about The Local contact Patrick Frome at [email protected] or 509.655.0828.