When you wear Crisiswear, you join thousands around the world who value independence, quality, and unique handmade apparel. Each and every purchase supports living, breathing artists, fair wages and honest work.
Why Choose Crisiswear?
Unlike other companies that re-sell or simply drop-ship apparel from overseas, every stitch of our clothing is made right here in our studio in Woodstock, Illinois
Our clothing is made-to-order, giving us direct control over its quality. This means that every item we ship is triple checked to ensure a lifetime of high quality wear
One of a Kind
We're not in the business of shipping millions of identical items to stores worldwide, which means we can make clothes that look better, feel better and last longer than anyone else
For The Love
Our clothing is our art, and an extension of ourselves. We love what we do, and we want our customers to feel the same way about our gear. It's our raison d'etre
Handmade For Over 20 Years
Crisiswear was founded in 1999 by Matt Deponte, at that time a part-time bouncer at Chicago's legendary Neo nightclub. Surrounded and inspired by the neo-gothic, industrial aesthetic of the club and its patrons, Matt found extra work moonlighting as a part time designer and maker of specialized cyberpunk and industrial style clothing.
Bit by bit, and piece by piece, Matt's name spread from friends to acquaintances to strangers; and before long he was too busy making clothes to spend his evenings tossing drunks into the street. Crisiswear Clothing opened commercially in 2001 in Chicago's Five Corners district and has since spread to encompass multiple retailers, and a global audience.
What Goes Into Crisiswear?
Ethically Sourced Fabrics
From fire-art friendly natural cottons, to DWR coated specialty tech-fabrics, we source exclusively from US based companies who pay fair wages
Whether it's actual, functional pockets on women's gear, or magnetic closures, we never stop innovating when it comes to merging functionality with style
Our employees aren't simply clock punchers. They are talented artists who work with us to design, iterate and perfect everything that emerges from our line