Why manufacture at home when it's so much cheaper abroad? Why move operations to a city that has pretty much been written-off by the rest of the country? Why Detroit?
For Shinola, the answer is simple: why the hell not? What better place to setup shop to create well-made, artisanal handcrafted goods than the Motor City.
In the clip 'Hello Detroit', Shinola shows Motown the love it deserves, and reinforces the ethos that quality goods are built at home, in the heart of America, all while capturing the spirit of the city in its timepieces, bicycles and leather goods. Like the voiceover says, Detroit is "cultural, it's musical, it's magical, it's uplifitng" Refreshing to hear, since most dub Detroit as a city of urban decay. Not Shinola, though.
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