Baltimore is full of talented artisans, with plenty of opportunities to buy locally made products. When it comes to shopping for gifts, however, sometimes even the best of us crumble under pressure.
In the summer of 2014, Kevin Ames and Mathew Wilmer decided to start a landscaping business to earn some extra cash. The twenty-year-olds were each headed into their junior years of college (Loyola for Wilmer, Towson University for Ames), and after their first venture paid off, they wondered what else they might team up on.
Aaron Jones and Jason Bass met for the first time four years ago drinking whiskey at a bar with mutual friends. The two immediately hit it off and began working together on a clothing line Bass had visualized called IROCKFOX. They knew they wanted to start a business with strong Baltimore ties, but after a year or so with the clothing line, they had a better idea: bags.