By Shea Parton & Brett Carron
Photos by Sully Sullivan
We are privileged to release the Apolis + Indigo & Cotton Charleston Market Bag, exclusively sold at Indigo & Cotton in Charleston, South Carolina. This is our 25th Local + Global project, connecting regional retailers with our global advocacy and helping to create consistent employment for artisans in rural Bangladesh.
Downtown Charleston sits on a peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers converge into the Atlantic Ocean. The dense urban setting greatly contrasts with the vast expanse of marsh, barrier islands, and intracoastal waterways in the surrounding area. Renowned for its well-preserved history and easy pace of life, Charleston offers small town appeal with big city culture, arts and dining.
In 2011 Indigo & Cotton opened its doors in Charleston’s Elliotborough neighborhood, just west of Upper King Street’s Design District. Known for its mixture of long-time residents, young professionals and students and professors from the College of Charleston and the Medical University, the neighborhood is home to some of the city’s finest restaurants, shops, and small businesses. Victorian architecture lines the streets and houses multiple James Beard Foundation award winning chefs at restaurants including The Hominy Grill, Butcher & Bee, and 2 Boroughs Larder. A few blocks away on Church Street is the historic Dock Street Theatre, the first building in America designed for use as a theatre. It is this combination of cultural, residential, and commercial sites that make Elliotborough and the surrounding area a perfect location for Indigo & Cotton. Owner, Brett Carron, is committed to offering curated menswear with a classic, understated style while also preserving Charleston’s look. We are absolutely thrilled to partner with them and expand our Local + Global project into South Carolina.