The Chalkboard Tee from the folks behind Class Attire is making a splash in a very big way. Creators, marketers, designers and inventors Chris and Jinyen Carew created their uniquely American Made (and NYC-made, natch) product way back in 2007. The idea was and is simple: create a wearable wall for forms of self-expression. 6 years, thousands of shirts, tons of chalk and millions of miles later, the Chalkboard Tee is poised for a mega breakthrough (mum's the word...we promised!). Their process is obviously a trade secret, but through trial and error they created a flexible, screenable, chalkboard that you can wear. And it’s freaking brilliant. The shapes are simple and appeal to kids, adults and everyone in between. Before joining the family at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg and debuting to much delight at our April Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market pop-up, Class Attire was selling around New York and around the country.
Marketers, market-goers and maestros of the merch as well as just downright outrageously cool people, the Chalkboard Tee crew and their gear can be found in Brooklyn every weekend as well as at MoMa and the New Museum and the upcoming Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair later this month. Chris and Jinyen are living it and building the next great American Made brand. Chalk yourself into one for your American Made Summer.