Notes from the Road: Worn Wear Fall 2016 Tour

Donnie Hedden  /  3 Min Read  /  Worn Wear

Best seat in the house. Inside Delia, our bio-diesel Worn Wear truck. Photo: Donnie Hedden

We’re a little more than halfway through the tour here in the United States and can’t decide what’s worse: the summer heat down in the South or the demolition y’all do on your garments! Truthfully, we’re not fazed by either. We love the challenging repairs being thrown at us and don’t mind a bit of sweat along the way.

We’re meeting some inspiring characters:

Notes from the Road: Worn Wear Fall 2016 Tour

Mike Thompson, the impetus behind the Retro-X Vest. We had the honor of putting a fresh zipper on his original prototype. All photos: Donnie Hedden

Photo: Donnie Hedden

Doug and his dog Elvis, one of the many ambassadors of hospitality representing Austin, Texas. Doug allegedly co-wrote the Folgers jingle, “The best part of waking up …” We fixed his Austin-made bag and made sure to get his autograph.

Notes from the Road: Worn Wear Fall 2016 Tour

Ali commandeered her Dad’s original Synchilla fleece, fixed it and made it her own.

Notes from the Road: Worn Wear Fall 2016 Tour

Joseph stopped by to repair the shirt that’s accompanying him to every national park before he’s thirty.

The list goes on. There’s no shortage of rich stories and compelling reasons to keep garments in use and out of the trash.

Photo: Donnie Hedden

Before.

Photo: Donnie Hedden

After.

Photo: Donnie Hedden

Synchilla pants power activated.

Notes from the Road: Worn Wear Fall 2016 Tour

Just like sittin’ on the porch back home.

For the second half of the tour we’ll be crawling up the East Coast then heading west to Chicago for the grand finale. Thanks to all who’ve participated both in person and on social media. We’re constantly encouraged by the growing contingent of folks who display the upmost responsibility in the stories they wear. Our next stop is this Friday, September 2, at Arcadian Shop in Lenox, Massachusetts, followed by visits to New Hampshire, Michigan and Illinois. The Worn Wear tour page has all the details.

Onward.

Photo: Donnie Hedden

See you out there!

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