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Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Threadless Closes Store, Cuts Jobs

Threadless Closes Store, Cuts Jobs

Threadless has reportedly closed its Lakeview store and laid off more than one-fourth of its staff. Read »

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Threadless Think Lab

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Threadless Think Lab

Chicago Ideas Week presents the Threadless Think Lab. Read »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM
CEO Spotlight: Threadless Founder Jake Nickell

CEO Spotlight: Threadless Founder Jake Nickell

Threadless founder and CEO discusses his company's unique culture, unique challenges and its business strategy going forward. Watch »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Threadless' Lance Curran Launches Kickstarter for New Chicago Brewery

Threadless' Lance Curran Launches Kickstarter for New Chicago Brewery

It all started back in 2010 when artist Christopher Tourre created a community-based art project called Public Brewery. It was, as a press release says, "a community around the beer-making process… [that]... Read »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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By David Wolinsky

A Peek Inside Threadless' Facility

A Peek Inside Threadless' Facility

A few weeks ago, the ever shape-shifting and enterprising Threadless invited me over to their West Loop facility to see how the T-shirt sausage is made. Here's a photo tour of what all goes down in their... Read »

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Threadless Launches T-Shirt Line at Chicago Gap

Threadless Launches T-Shirt Line at Chicago Gap

As reported earlier this week, local T-shirt wizards Threadless surprisingly announced Monday it would be partnering with the Gap to sell an exclusive line of shirts designed by its community that will be... Read »

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Threadless Partners with Gap

Threadless Partners with Gap

Local T-shirt tycoons Threadless has unveiled a stunning partnership Monday, when it revealed that it would start selling its community-designed wares at Gap stores and at Gap.com. The collection includes 16... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Threadless, Microsoft to Sell Shirts You Can't Wear

Threadless, Microsoft to Sell Shirts You Can't Wear

Twenty-four of Threadless' most popular T-shirt and hoodie designs quietly slipped onto the Xbox 360's online apparel store -- likely because this is one of those "let's see what the response is" sorta... Read »

Monday, Dec 19, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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By David Wolinsky
Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Threadless Rolls Out T-Shirt Vend-Machines

Threadless Rolls Out T-Shirt Vend-Machines

Threadless is teaming up with Coinstar, a subsidiary of the Oakbrook Terrace-based Redbox, to put its T-shirts in their handy-dandy vending machines for what both companies are calling a "test" to see if... Read »

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