Launching to Apollo to the Edge of Space

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing, we thought it was only fitting to launch the Apollo shirt to the upper edges of stratosphere and try to capture an image of the darkness of space. Here’s how we did it.

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2019 Mid-Year Founders' Update

Looking back on the first half of the year, there are two ways we’re feeling particularly grateful. On the product side, we’re still excited about how well-received our Mercury Intelligent Heated Jackets, “Smart Comfortable” collection, and Built-to-Order offerings have been. On the people side - we’re grateful for so many new team members - Jeremy, Hammonds, Carolina, Lindsey, James - all added in the last quarter.

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How We Make It: Atlas Socks

The Atlas socks are one of our signature products, that we launched in 2013. It features a combination of innovative yarns and advanced computerized knitting to create a comfortable sock that dissipates moisture and pressure and keeps odor at bay.  Here’s behind the scenes on how we make them.

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How the Apollo allows 19X more airflow than normal shirting

in addition to its phase change materials, the Apollo Dress Shirt has been optimized for maximum cooling power by using a novel fabric construction that increases airflow It uses a piqué knit fabric that has a honeycomb-like structure that provides coverage for the body, while letting air to meander through its channels. This is particularly useful during high-movement activities such as biking to work. 

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How We Make it: Functional Fabrics by Singtex

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Singtex is a pioneer in sustainable performance fabrics. We first worked together in 2013 to create our first pants, and we continue to draw inspiration from their vision for innovation from the fiber level, commitment to the environment, and involvement with their community.

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Customer of the Month: The Maestro, Christian Reif

Currently in his third season at the San Francisco Symphony, Christian Reif is on a mission to make music a part of everyone’s life, no matter their background. The young conductor is a rising star with a passion for inspiring audiences through innovative programming.

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How Hybrid Seersucker Works

Seersucker is made by applying un-even tension during the weaving process of yarns going down the length or warp of the fabric. Different colored yarns were used to signify the high-tension and low-tension yarns, resulting in its signature striped aesthetic, and rippled texture.

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Inventing Atlas

At Ministry of Supply - we like to pay homage to inventors and designers that inspire us and our products. But today, on April 4th - we'd like to honor one of our very own - and the inventor of our Atlas Sock and Tees!

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What Makes Kinetic Stretchy and Resilient

The Kinetic fabric is one of our favorites, it’s moisture wicking, wrinkle resistant and incredibly stretchy and resilient. But stretch and resilience don’t always go hand-in-hand - we’re all all too familiar with t-shirts, chinos and jeans that stretch out and lose their shape after wear leaving baggy knees and an inconsistent fit from wear to wear. Here’s our innovative approach to creating a fabric with crisp structure, but with un-restricting stretch.

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Behind the Scenes: Blue Wave

Family-owned, and our longest production partner (we’ve been working with them for 7 years), Blue Wave produces our most technical cut-and-sew products, including Apollo, Aero, Hybrid, Momentum, Juno, Composite, and Mercury.

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