EKL is a very small, niche clothing brand and design shop located just South of Buffalo in Western New York. I have been running the brand mostly by my self with the occasional help of friends for overflowed production and much needed artistic input and criticism. After 5 years and many different web sites I decided to delete the previous longest running version and start from scratch on a new build that will house a very limited amount of products at a time.
Sense the conception of Equality Knowledge and Light as a company many things have changed, for the better of course. When i started printing apparel by myself I was printing out of a chicken coop, I sold my project car at the time bought a printing press and jumped into business.
After building a clientele and growing the brand I needed more space so my father and I built a 20×25 foot work shop in the loft of a barn. Now, if your getting a rural feel from this story its absolutely true, I live and work in the country. The shop was split in half, 15×20 feet were crammed with ink, a 6 color press some make shift dryers ect… the other 10×20 foot room was completely dedicated to studio gear for mix tapes and personal projects.
After a few years of this, it was apparent that as I needed to at least double my work shop size, equipment and inventory. So i took over the full top of the barn which is my current shop today. Business has been great sense expanding and I am very proud of who I have designed and produced goods for. What I am not proud of is the lack of time that leaves me to design EKL clothing.
As this new site starts I will be dedicating time each week to make new products, switching to a smaller inventory of available goods but focusing on a few items at a time that are made with the best quality we can produce.
I hope you enjoy the changes to come and enjoy the new goods.