Online custom clothing seller and manufacturer MyLocker has just completed a $14 million build-out of its production and office facilities in Detroit. Previously spread across three Corktown properties, the company has consolidated, expanded, and updated its building at 1300 Rosa Parks Boulevard.
Based in Detroit since 2013, MyLocker prints custom clothing—including t-shirts, hats, hoodies, leggings, and more—at a variety of scales. MyLocker says that the expansion will go hand-in-hand with hiring, and plans to triple its workforce to 1,200 by 2022. It also reports that 75 percent of its employees live in Detroit and more than two-thirds are women.
“With MyLocker’s incredible popularity and growth, CEO Robert Hake could have taken his company anywhere—and he certainly has had offers,” Mayor Mike Duggan said in a release. “The fact that he has committed to expanding his workforce here in Corktown sends a message to other companies that Detroit is a great place to grow your business.”
The facility expansion features a new robotics picking system as well as three floors of production space.
Crain’s Detroit Business reported in December last year that MyLocker got a $2.5 million grant and $4.2 million loan from the Michigan Strategic Fund. It also got additional financing from Invest Detroit and JPMorgan Chase.