Saturday, April 12, 2014

Queen City's new home at Factory 450!

We were bursting at the seams in our Church Street location.  As of January 2014 we are now based at the top of Weaver street in Winooski, just over the bridge from Burlington. We feel right at home in a town built on textiles. Winooski's beautiful mill buildings once drove a thriving textile industry in Winooski and are still the focal point of town on the Winooski River. Our new home is just up the road.
Winooski Mill buildings c.1890

This move gives us much more space to work with and marks a transition to larger scale production that will allow us to begin selling our products to retail stores. We are finally settled in and back up an running and proud to be part of a new textile, sewing and manufacturing hub we are calling Factory 450, composed of 3 independent but complimentary businesses under one roof: Vermont Bosna Cutters, New Duds screen-printers and Queen City Dry Goods. Check out the recent 7days article featuring Factory 450. 

Our new space. Queen City Dry Goods on one side, New Duds on the other:

QCDG
New Duds
and next door, Bosna:




Sunday, December 1, 2013

Leg 'o Mutton Rifle Case

From the QCDG archives, I made this custom gun case a few years back for the president of Orvis. It required a full size wood form that was used to wet mold the leather to. Fully lined in shearling and stitched on the good 'ol Landis K outsole stitcher. This thing came out bomb proof! Click the link below to see a few more shots.


       

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gearing up to start making t-shirts from scratch!

The Queen City Dry Goods Vermont made t-shirt project is live!  We are currently in the pre-order stage between now and Dec 1, 2013.  Visit the official page for details and see all the great local artist designs that will be printed on our locally sewn t-shirts.
(UPDATE) The t-shirt project successfully met the funding goal!  We are sincerely grateful for all the pre-orders that will help us to launch this operation.  I can't wait to start shipping t-shirts. Thanks! -Matt Renna, QCDG.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Leather Racer Jacket

This is the first leather version of the Queen City Racer jacket. It's a beautiful dark brown, super soft, naked cow hide and 100% cotton plaid lining that will breath nicely. The finished weight is really nice, not too heavy. This is one of 2 leather jackets that were purchased through the kicktarter project we ran last fall.  I'm looking forward to seeing it all broken in and lived in!  Click on the post heading to see more shots.
-Matt




Monday, June 3, 2013

Iron and Air Magazine

It's a pleasure to discover Iron and Air Magazine.  Interesting reads and great photography.
A bi-monthly independent magazine located in Concord, NH this magazine is for lovers of vintage and custom motorcycles.



You can subscribe to the magazine here, they offer digital and print versions of their issues with varying subscription lengths and prices.

However, they do offer one free "special edition" issue from Fall 2012 that you can check out here. It's worth the quick sign up, some cool articles and great photography.

They also have a blog where they post motorcycle videos, write about trips to vintage festivals and shows, and a lot more. Definitely worth looking at.

Make sure to check out their great merchandise,  it's mainly graphic tees for both women and men but also a few other cool items.

Phish Dry Goods Dopp Kit

Phish Dry Goods contacted Queen City about making a dopp kit (toiletry kit)... and here it is! Available through the Phish website.



Made of waxed canvas with a coated nylon lining, this dopp kit features a Phish dry goods woven label sewn to the outside.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hotel Vermont and Hen of the Wood custom aprons and lots more...

Queen City has been commissioned to make a number of items for our friends at the new Hen of the Wood restaurant, which will be housed in the soon to open Hotel Vermont in downtown Burlington.  We are also making a number of items for Hotel Vermont.  It is our great pleasure to be included in the long list of local Vermont designers and makers contributing to this venture.  Check out their website if you haven't seen it. The hotel is nearly finished at the bottom of Cherry Street.




Monday, March 4, 2013

Cycles d'Autremont Website Launched!

My good friend, client and collaborator Mr. Hubert d'Autremont launched his much awaited website today.   Head over to his site to see the beautiful bikes he builds.

http://cyclesdautremont.com/



Monday, February 11, 2013

Rain Tree Metalsmiths, leather pouches


Our friends Mike and Shannon just launched their new jewelry line Raintree Metalsmiths. They make beautiful stuff. Check them out. We made these delicious little pouches to package the jewelry in. It was a pleasure to work with this luxurious leather, and it took their logo debossing quite nicely.

                                               


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Denim Macbook sleeve, 15"

Building on the ipad sleeve we developed last year, this is a denim and leather case tailored for 15" Macbooks. We'll have both 13" and 15" sleeves on the shelf soon!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jackets Shipped!

Queen City Dry Goods just shipped out the last of the products that were pre-ordered through our 2012 Kickstarter project.  Here are a few photos of us making the jackets, bags and wallets. Follow the link to the kickstarter update to see more shots.  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2049726758/queen-city-dry-goods-waxed-canvas-racer-jacket-lau/posts/387344





Monday, November 19, 2012

Wee Waxed Canvas Vest, Reversible

Little Jake, my nephew and godson, just turned one and will be the recipient of this tiny waxed canvas vest, lined with red striped denim.  It's reversible. Happy Birthday Jake.



Cabot Hosiery

I stopped by the annual Cabot Hosiery seconds sale in Northfield, Vermont yesterday.  The place was mobbed.  So cool to see some good solid Vermont manufacturing thriving!  I can't wait to visit them when the machines are running.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Holdster

If you haven't seen the Holdster yet, you should check it out! It's a Burlington, VT start up that Queen City consulted on and helped to bring from concept to reality. It's perfect for when you have a hot beverage in your favorite mason jar.

Guild & Company

Queen City Dry Goods just finished a big order for the Guild & Company. These menus are made with laser cut bamboo and leather. A farm to table steakhouse with an in-house butcher, these menus are sure to fit in with the beautiful decor and custom work by Conant Metal and Light.





Bity Bean Baby Carrier

Queen City Dry Goods has made a small batch of samples for Vermont start up Bity Bean for their trade show debut. This will be the lightest, most compact baby carrier on the market. Best of luck at the show Doug!





S'amuse Aviator Hats

Queen City Dry Goods made a set of aviator caps for S'amuse. With the design inspired by Amelia Earhart, these caps are made out of red leather and ready for the runway.








Friday, August 31, 2012