Established in 2012, Camel City Goods Co. is a boutique apparel brand born out of love for Winston-Salem and the state of North Carolina. As an extension of Airtype Studio, all Camel City Goods products are conceived and designed in-house. We take pride in procuring sweatshop-free merchandise from trusted vendors, the majority of which are made locally or domestically.
A few years ago, as the momentum of revitalization began to stir in our city, we noticed a distinct absence of clothing and accessories that celebrated Winston-Salem. This prompted us to begin developing our own brand to meet that need. With an equal dose of local history and unique design as our foundation, we launched our first series of six locally-themed tees.
The community responded in an unexpectedly positive way. After only a few months of selling the shirts online, it was apparent that we needed to convert our agency lobby into a storefront. In April of 2013, we officially opened our retail shop. The scope of the brand began to increase as well, and we soon added headwear, drinkware, posters, kids items, and plenty of accessories to the mix.
It wasn't long before a unique opportunity presented itself... the chance to remodel a vacant space at Hanes Mall and open up our second location. We were able to bring the 'shop local' concept to customers who didn't necessarily venture downtown. Though never intended to be permanent, the mall store became a successful beacon of brand awareness for several years.
As business continued to grow, it became clear that a new flagship downtown store was needed. We had plenty of enthusiasm, but not much elbow room. Airtype purchased and began remodeling a historic building (the former home of Brookstown Antiques) right next door. In September of 2016, after much labor and investment, we proudly opened our new shop at 1004 Brookstown Ave.
With enthusiasm for all things local, we continue to broaden the focus of Camel City Goods. In the last year, we've begun producing more North Carolina-themed designs, and have also added several local universities (Wake Forest & UNCSA) to our product selection. We're working with local businesses and non-profits to add the Camel City touch to their efforts, and we're optimistic about the future of our great city and state.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of great customers. Thank you so much to our loyal fans and friends who represent the brand and inspire us on a daily basis.