We are two friends who made a living designing and importing mass production goods for more than 20 years. Over the years the foreign factories became better equipped. The foreign workers became better skilled. The designs and resulting products became well featured to a level of complexity far beyond usefulness. The imported products delivered everything we ever wanted except a soul. The latest product was always perfect until next year when the new gadget arrived and our previous favorite was off to the land fill. We both wanted to move away from this crazy cycle of soulless consumption. We wanted to make products that have value that lasts a decade or more. We wanted to make products with a soul.
One day over lunch we discussed the strengths of our home city Detroit. We noted the skill and resilience of the workers in Detroit. We decided that it was time to give “made in the USA” the shot it deserves. We have nothing against the hard working people of China and other far off lands, but it’s time for a change. Detroit Cargo™ is high quality, low production run products that we make close to our homes. We hope you are ready to trade mass market gadgets for local market soul.