In honor of the launch of #MADEINDC program by Think Local First and Small Business Development Program, MITD has decided to highlight local businesses that are a part of the program: businesses that design, make/produce, and/or assemble products in the District of Columbia.
Think first DC and DC Small business started the #MadeinDC Program as a response to the momentum and growth of the Maker and creative economy in Washington, DC. The Made in DC Program will function as a citywide campaign and platform, creating opportunity for Makers to come together for resource and experience sharing, as well as function as a conduit and messenger between makers and local government.
THIS WEEK MADE IN THE DISTRICT IS FEATURING CHRiS CARDiAS THE LOCAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK.
CHRiS CARDi is an online American lifestyle brand inspired by the owner and artist Chris Cardi’s lifestyle and influence. The line is a reflection of his experiences, which led to a collection of streetwear aesthetics infused with classic staples of American sportswear.
There are a variety of options to choose from including Gridiron hoodies, duffle bags, knit caps, and state and international flag inspired tank tops to list a few items. Some popular items include the neckerchief scarfs and clutch bags.
Their motto is “Live Fresh…Die Spoiled” which is truly visible in the artistic and chic style options put forth by the brand. The essence of a new local D.C. culture is captured by the brand. Check CHRiS CARDi for all their clothing options and follow them on their Instagram and Twitter.