For artisans and entrepreneurs, doing the work is almost always about doing something you love. However, the mission behind that love can vary. At People’s Choice, we are committed to carrying on four generations of family jerky making tradition. At Stock Mfg Co., though, the mission is to create something new in the fashion industry – transparency, quality, fair prices and fair wages.

Stock was born a few years ago in Chicago Illinois by a couple of guys with no background in apparel. They wanted to make really good men’s clothes – classic garments with a modern twist. But they wanted to do it the right way, by working with local vendors, hiring local talent, selling at fair prices and paying fair wages. Named after the Union Stock Yards in Chicago that created millions of jobs, Stock Mfg Co. develops, designs and manufactures everything in Chicago under the roof of their 50-year old factory.

By diving into fashion head first, obsessing over details and learning along the way, Stock Mfg Co. has managed to create a thriving company while staying true to their mission. To see more of their story, check out the video on their website. To check out their awesome men’s clothing lines, try their online store or Instagram account.