Ohio Knitting Mills Pop-up Shop
We are thrilled to welcome the Ohio Knitting Mills Pop-up Shop to our first floor retail space at 1983 W.28th in Ohio City! The store will be open to the public on Saturday, November 19th and will remain open through the holiday shopping season (closing on Jan 8th).
Ohio Knitting Mills was founded in 1927 here in Cleveland and grew to become one of the country’s largest knitwear manufacturers. OKM produced knitwear for iconic department stores from Sears to Saks, and hundreds of revered labels like Pendleton, Van Heusen, and Jack Winter for 76 years.
Beginning after World War II, the Mill began to pluck samples of each style they produced and place them into storage. Today, the OKM archive represents a vast collection virgin vintage knitwear, representing mainstream fashion from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. This incredible collection of textile craftsmanship and fashion, along with new lines of knitwear and accessories for men and women are available for sale at the OKM Pop-up Shop!
In addition to OKM knitwear (as if the store could get any better), TWIST Creative and Ohio Knitting Mills have formed an exciting partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. Throughout the two months that the store is open, The OKM Pop-up Shop will sell select reproductions of historic Cleveland posters, maps and images from CPL’s collection. Some of these images have never been made available for sale like this before. All proceeds from the sale of these images go to benefit the Friends of the Cleveland Public Library. If you or anyone you know loves Cleveland history, these are truly memorable images that will put a smile on their face.
Trust us when we tell you, the OKM Pop-up Shop will become your favorite location to get on-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season! And it’s all here in Ohio City!
Below is a sneak peak of some of the iconic CPL images that will be available for purchase in the store.