At Public Thread, we elevate existing materials and inspire creative disruption. Public Thread is a Michigan-based company working with and designing around upcycled materials to create artfully crafted products.
Launched in June of 2016 with the dream of building a worker-owned company that could make high-quality, small-batch products in Michigan. Public Thread has gone far beyond our humble kitchen table beginnings, serving individuals and companies in our state and across the U.S. We have a global reach through our partnerships and a passion to design unique products that serve people, the planet and support living-wage jobs. By using upcycled materials from a wide variety of industries, we have kept over 100,000 pounds of textiles from the landfill. Starting with grain bags from breweries and quickly expanding to a wide array of specialty fabrics, traditional textiles, 3D knit material, leather, and banners, signs, and billboards. Our designers transform these rescued materials into a diverse collection of exceptional, expertly crafted products for the mindful consumer.