[CHICAGO] There’s a synergistic swirl of entrepreneurial energy and creative vision behind Transit Tees founder Tim Gillengerten’s kind and quiet façade.
Over the years he’s demonstrated a gift for spying opportunity and the drive to act upon it. Tim can see design potential in the ordinary objects around him and craft something hip and interesting from that. But it doesn’t stop there—he pursues the steps needed to bring those hip and interesting projects successfully to market.
Those acid-washed jeans that you’ve finally decided to part with could become the next series of greeting cards from Paperworks Studio.
The social enterprise in Traverse City, Michigan, produces beautifully handmade paper with ethereal whirls and swirls, tints and textures. You’d never guess that it all began as a squishy soup of discarded pants and shirts, sheets and curtains, or even dried flowers and coffee grounds.