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Skid Row Denim Academy – Retail For The People

Skid Row Denim Academy

'A new social enterprise.'


Social enterprise brand Skid Row Denim Academy, was born out of a concept by the non-profit Skid Row Housing Trust, to raise awareness as well as create jobs.

For the past 26-years Skid Row Housing Trust has developed housing for the homeless, and put together an environment where formerly homeless people can blossom. 

Brad Robinson, the corporate relations and events manager at downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row Housing Trust, helped launch a fashion angle to raise funds to develop housing. Robinson debuted Skid Row Denim Academy. It’s a capsule collection of selvage denim jackets and jeans. It’s made in Los Angeles out of deadstock selvage denim. Robinson opened a retail and showroom space for Skid Row Denim Academy in downtown Los Angeles and Retail for the People helped it become a reality.


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