Local clothing company grabs national attention – Harlan Enterprise

By Darla Jackson
Contributing writer

Harlan County-based clothing and accessories company 606 Clothing Company recently released new designs that are receiving more than regional attention. In July, a promotion announcing a new line began to receive orders and garner interest from California, Florida, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, New York and other places across. the country.

Professional actor Tony Demil is a client of 606 Clothing Company, and recently stylists from various musical artists, including Lil ‘Zane and Blackbear, reached out to the company, interested in the line for their clients. 606 Clothing Company is currently working with British artist Chelji, who has agreed to become a model for the label.

606 Clothing Company was founded by Zac Caudill of Cumberland in 2018, and co-owner Holden Jackson of Cranks joined the group in 2020. According to their website, 606 Clothing has been “brooding for years at the forefront of skateboarders. punks and rocker children. ‘heads. 606 clothing designs are modeled on the ideas and experiences of many friends whose dream was to create special and distinctive works of art that evoke comic and new wave emotions while simultaneously benefiting the local community and regions. of the world in which they extend.

According to Caudill, most of the label’s inspiration comes from music, or things they are very passionate about. The label designs tend to be very cryptic in nature and have a much deeper meaning than it first appears. You can find Japanese, Cherokee, and the obscure Laskian Striggoi language in the designs. Some models feature the fictional character “Sudali”, a sort of skeletal mascot for the brand.

Although designed and created in the Appalachians, the company does not have a traditional Appalachian style or feel. Their clients are generally young and go beyond the region where they are based.

They have a strong social media presence and the majority of their customers come from the west and east coasts of the United States, with most packages shipped to California.

“I think most of our orders come from California and other states due to personal taste.

Plus, it’s a sign that my plan to name it 606 has worked. It means something to us locals, but to people in other places it’s just a cool name, ”Caudill said in a recent interview. Jackson says that “the style was never intended for a specific demographic, and like most other things, it’s only natural for people to react to something they find sensational, especially in a country with such a wide range of people and cultures. On a simpler note, a lot of people are empowered by embracing a non-traditional aesthetic, especially when it’s something they find meaning in. “

The company’s appearance is dark and bold, with most of the clothing being black. The modern and stimulating formulation is usually accompanied by the image of a skull. One of the new lines combines a skull with Japanese writing and the addition of bright red against black clothing. The company’s goal is to achieve the success of national and international brands such as Lurking Class and Black Craft.

Although proudly displaying their pride in their Harlan County home, 606 Clothing creates a label to appeal to a wide audience. “606 Clothing” is now a registered trademark with the United States Patent Office and intends to introduce a variety of new products into their lines.

606 Clothing has followers in Harlan County and the company recently secured a storefront and will be opening in Cumberland, Ky. In the coming months. The store will feature the 606 clothing line and free collectibles such as collectible cards, game-related items, and musical memorabilia. The label can be purchased online at www.606clothing.com.

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