SOZO was created in an effort to protect the essential workers of Ohio-based steel distribution company, Majestic Steel, during the height of the worldwide mask shortage. Since then, the brand has flourished and established itself as a sustainable, and eco-conscious brand, focusing on quality fabrics and fits.
The brand’s flagship store, which opened its doors on October 14th, is redefining the term “locally sourced.” Tying into the brand’s commitment to transparency, over half of the 2,200 square foot store is dedicated to their in-house production facility, where their cut and sew team will be visible through a transparent glass, allowing for customers to witness the entire production process.
Todd Leebow, Founder and CEO shares, “It’s exciting to be able to show how SOZO is made and bring true transparency to the fashion industry, as we open the first of what we hope will be many locations. The design of the store was inspired by the restaurant industry’s open-concept format. With SOZO, we are hyper-localizing our production by literally placing the cut-and-sew process inside the store allowing us to replace inventory instantaneously. It also serves as education and entertainment for our customers. As we grow, we plan to replicate this store model in other markets, giving them a similar localized experience. With quality and craftsmanship at our core, we are taking transparency to a whole new level.”