Detroit Denim Co. Basic Denim Tote Bag
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After dropping his corporate sales career to follow his passion for making clothing, Eric Yelsma founded Detroit Denim Co. by starting and sticking to a detailed line of men’s denim jeans. Just for us, they created a sturdy, all-purpose denim tote bag, perfect for everything from carry books to days on the beach. Each piece is made of high-quality materials sourced in the USA and are handmade in Detroit, by Detroiters.
- Designed and produced by Detroit Denim Co. Learn more.
- Bag: 9.5"w x 4"d x 14"h.
- Handle from top of bag: 24".
- Indigo denim milled in the USA.
- Leather sourced in the USA.
- Designed and made in Detroit.
- Meet The Maker
When Eric Yelsma, founder of Detroit Denim Co., was a teenager, he discovered an interest in sewing—often finding himself altering pairs of jeans or creating pieces from scratch. Despite working full-time in a corporate sales career, his passion for stitching stayed, which led to creating his first line of detailed men’s jeans. In 2008 he decided to drop everything and successfully dedicated himself to Detroit Denim Co., living (and wearing!) his dream right in his hometown of Detroit.
Maker: Detroit Denim Co.
We create: Jeans, bags, aprons, leather works, custom work
We use: Denim and leather
Based in: Detroit, Michigan
Favorite local hangout: Belle Isle, Hamtramck and Eastern Market early Saturday morning
Favorite things about my city: The grit and soul of Detroit—it never left.
Lately, I’ve been inspired by: Traveling west
The most important things in my workspace are: Rosie—my 109-year-old Singer sewing machine that I got most of my sampling on
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