Home Grown Hustle
What happens when two Millennial forces in the apparel industry come together? Well they collab of course. Jarret Baudis of Signature Innovation Group and Justin Hudson of 1 Love IE met just over two years ago at the Tyler Galleria Mall in Riverside, California. What was just supposed to be another monthly pop up shop ended creating the foundation to what would later become the Signature x 1 Love IE flannel collaboration.
That fateful weekend brought together JB and J HUD in what could only be described as a meeting of the minds. It was not just the mutual love and passion for clothing, but also the deep connection to the inline empire and their dedication to the hustle. Throughout the course of pop up shop, they got to the mall at 8am to start the day and didn’t leave until past 8pm that night. Through tired eyes and lots of coffee they had conversations about brands that inspired them to do what they do and the direction their industry and the Inland Empire were headed. It became evident the chemistry was there and this would not be the only time they would work together.
So now two years in the making we present to you the Signature x 1 Love IE Flannel Collaboration. Just in time for the cold weather (and gift-giving season) comes this new collection that consists of two flannels. The first one is an original navy blue with red and white plaid. The second, is a two-tone one with a solid grey body and plaid Maine sleeves. Jarret and Justin chose heavier fabric for the winter release. In addition, the bushed cotton give it a soft, smooth feel and it is pre-shrunk so there will be no shrinkage here. They finished off the design with twill tape to secure the bottom hem and the structured collar adds a polished look as well as reinforcement.
The flannels are available for purchase at the 1 Love IE flagship store in Victoria Gardens and at the SIGnature pop-up shops.