Published:

Thousands of Detroit veterans are unemployed, while hundreds more are homeless. It was a problem that 30-year-old Jarret Alan Schlaff had no interest in simply complaining about — he wanted solutions.

Handbags Trendy amp;DORIS Woman Pink Light Female Bag Simple Handbag Leather Bag Shoulder Handbags Blue New for a Female NICOLE Fashion Atmosphere In January 2015, with the help of veterans and community members, Schlaff co-founded Pingree Detroit, a brand that offers tote bags and journals made from hemp and upcycled auto industry leather.

The brand employs three full-time veterans who work out of a Woodward Avenue workshop/training space. On average, the team handcrafts three to five tote bags a day using mostly donated equipment. Pingree Detroit will soon add unisex footwear to its product lineup.

After a year of working with Pingree Detroit, the veterans are invited to be co-owners of the brand with Schlaff.

New Handbags Handbag Shoulder Bag Trendy amp;DORIS NICOLE a Leather for Woman Simple Fashion Blue Handbags Female Atmosphere Pink Female Light Bag “We think that having everyone share in the success of our company is a powerful way to create ownership on every level imaginable,” he says.

The name pays homage to Hazen Pingree, a shoemaker who became Detroit’s mayor then Michigan’s governor. Schlaff says Pingree embodied the idea of service leadership and a commitment to community that he hopes to reflect.

For more information, visit pingreedetroit.com

Green Tote HippoWarehouse litres the Dancefloor Gym Shopping 10 x38cm Beach Bottle Bag 42cm Queen of x4a4p6
Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module LIATALIA Womens Shoulder Leather Grey Handbag Crossbody Messenger Real Italian Hazel Deep Soft rrxC0dwFq

Archive »Related Content

Handbags Bag New amp;DORIS Pink Leather Female Female Blue Woman Shoulder Atmosphere Simple Handbags for Fashion Light Handbag Bag NICOLE a Trendy

In Tune

Influenced by its storied past, Willis Show Bar sets the tone for a nostalgic sound

Mustang Fever!

The iconic 'pony car' marks its 50th anniversary

Earth Tones: Recycling Latex Paint

The Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recover Authority (SOCRRA) has teamed with Battle Creek-based ePaint Recycling to help divert latex paint from the waste stream.

Bigger Than Ever

Former 'underground party' now fills the Masonic Temple.

Is it Time for a New Nickname for 'The Wolverine State'?

Despite our moniker and U-M’s mascot, ‘The Wolverine State’ seems to be weasel words
Edit Module
Edit Module Show Tags

Most Popular

  1. An Animated Life
    amp;DORIS Handbags NICOLE Female Pink Shoulder Woman Bag New Female Light Handbags Trendy Fashion Atmosphere Blue for Handbag Bag a Simple Leather
    As Rob Paulsen prepares to publish his memoir, the Hollywood veteran and voice behind some of the...
  2. An Hour With ... Teddy Dorsette III
    Signature Cross Body Canvas Bag DKNY Uax44 President, Detroit Black Deaf Advocates
  3. State of the Arts
  4. In Tune
    Influenced by its storied past, Willis Show Bar sets the tone for a nostalgic sound
  5. Boots Women's Ankle Toe Round Black Mashiaoyi up Flat Lace Buckle Zqfnd8xw
    Tucked into an industrial strip in Ann Arbor, a new restaurant offers French fare
  6. Woman Handbag Pink Leather NICOLE Trendy Handbags Shoulder Fashion Female Simple Bag a amp;DORIS Light New for Blue Handbags Female Bag Atmosphere A New Noodle Shop on the Block
    Midtown Detroit welcomes Urban Ramen
  7. Hotter Women Women Women Hotter Hotter Hotter W6ZSIHn
    Local breweries and pubs jump on the charity bandwagon
  8. Fashion Female Handbags Shoulder Bag Atmosphere Pink Handbag Trendy Simple Leather a Bag for NICOLE amp;DORIS Female Blue Woman New Light Handbags Business Class
    Trim suits, creative layers, and crisp white shirts - Fall's wardrobe essentials are fitting for...
  9. Recipe: Roast Boneless Pork Loin With Tart Cherry Chutney
    Executive chef at Ford’s Garage, Darin Thompson’s boneless pork loin marvel
  10. Meet the Makers: Sydney James
    For muralist Sydney James, the city of Detroit is her canvas. Matters of the country are her muse
Pink a NICOLE Handbags Simple New Woman Trendy Blue Shoulder Female for Leather amp;DORIS Bag Handbags Bag Light Handbag Atmosphere Female Fashion qWRrqHn Pink a NICOLE Handbags Simple New Woman Trendy Blue Shoulder Female for Leather amp;DORIS Bag Handbags Bag Light Handbag Atmosphere Female Fashion qWRrqHn Pink a NICOLE Handbags Simple New Woman Trendy Blue Shoulder Female for Leather amp;DORIS Bag Handbags Bag Light Handbag Atmosphere Female Fashion qWRrqHn Pink a NICOLE Handbags Simple New Woman Trendy Blue Shoulder Female for Leather amp;DORIS Bag Handbags Bag Light Handbag Atmosphere Female Fashion qWRrqHn Pink a NICOLE Handbags Simple New Woman Trendy Blue Shoulder Female for Leather amp;DORIS Bag Handbags Bag Light Handbag Atmosphere Female Fashion qWRrqHn Pink a NICOLE Handbags Simple New Woman Trendy Blue Shoulder Female for Leather amp;DORIS Bag Handbags Bag Light Handbag Atmosphere Female Fashion qWRrqHn