(photo courtesy of Fred & Co 1745- www.fredandco.us)
Featured in our Fall Issue of FiND iT FREDERiCK, Fred & Co 1745 shares their story about the up-and-coming brand for comfortable, fashionable, garments and textiles- all manufactured and sold right here in the historic district. Here’s 5 facts about the designers and their artful wardrobe masterpieces that you should know!
1. Fred & Co 1745- Why 1745?
This company embodies the rich culture and fun perspective of our growing city. So it’s no wonder the group behind this city-serving brand chose 1745- the year Frederick Maryland came to be!
2. The Mission
In their own words, founders AJ Naylor, Chaz Stitely, and Sam Delgado state: ” Living in a disposable world, Fred & Co 1745 provides tough, quality garments, Our handcrafted, American-made goods are representative of the city we were raised in: rooted in rebellion, progression, and history.”
3. Climbing the Ranks
Ever heard of the fashion luminary- Claire McCardell? Born in Frederick Maryland in 1905 and a Hood College student from 1923-1925, McCardell is a renowned designer who’s pieces, especially in women’s athletic wear, reached fashionistas and style gurus all over the world. Her stature during her rise to fame in the fashion industry was surely impressive, and Fred & Co 1745 has been compared to this monumental icon and even noted as joining the ranks alongside this local trendsetter. Not too shabby!
4. Products That Give Back
The goods produced by Fred & Co 1745 pay homage to Frederick’s industrial and military history. The trio behind the brand is energized by the opportunity to join the garment and textile industry here in Frederick and hopes to partake in the growth of this town’s own economic growth.
5. You Could WIN Your Own Fred & Co 1745 Shirt!
FiND iT FREDERiCK Magazine is excited to offer one lucky winner an authentic Fred & Co 1745 T-Shirt. Like all F&C tops, this T is comfortable, stylish, and made entirely local! Head over to FiND iT FREDERiCK’s FB and Instagram to learn how!