Monday, April 21, 2014

Updates from Project Malawi

Last Summer, we teamed up with Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels to design a tee promoting his non-profit, the Hamels Foundation.

Each tee sold has benefited Project Malawi, providing a set of school supplies to a child in Malawi. We are proud to share these photos and video, documenting the progress that Project Malawi has made thanks to purchases of the D&W x Hamels tee.

Pick up a shirt and support the cause here:

A student enjoying new school supplies due to proceeds from the D&W x Hamels tee.

A classroom of Project Malawi students with Hamels Foundation co-founder Heidi Hamels.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Tee with a Cause: National MS Society

In 2013, the National MS Society reached out to Seun to join their Leaders Circle. Based on the success of Seun's fundraising, we felt a collaboration tee would be a great next step. We are proud to offer this MS Society x D&W tee, continuing to shine a light on the need for MS awareness and research.

Every purchase of our MS Society x D&W tee will help fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services for people with MS. With your help, we can continue to support those with MS (and their families) to move forward.

Get the tee, support the cause:

Learn more about the National MS Society:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Think Local, Give Local" Collaboration Tees

As a company founded in the City of Brotherly Love, we believe strongly in partnering with those who love and support our local community. As part of our series of local collaborations, we have teamed up with Philadelphia-based Iron Chef Jose Garces and the Garces Foundation to design these "Think Local, Give Local" tees. Every shirt sold will help fund a checkup for a patient on Community Health Day.

Get the shirt, support the cause:

The Garces Foundation provides Philadelphia's immigrant community with much needed health and educational resources. For instance, restaurant workers can improve their English, build confidence, and learn job skills in 
English for the Restaurant and Everyday Living classes. School children can experience organic farming, learn how to cook with fresh, healthy ingredients, and exercise their minds and bodies on Luna Farm Field Trips. And ANYONE can get free dental and medical health assessments at the quarterly Community Health Days. All Philadelphians deserve access to these essential resources so they can help make the city a better place to live, eat, and play. 

Learn more about the Garces Foundation:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tyrese Wears D&W on Arsenio Hall

We recently got actor Tyrese into one of our hoodies, and he's been hooked ever since. In recent weeks, he's been spotted all over LA wearing D&W. Last Monday he bumped things up a notch, wearing our Gentleman Duke tee on the Arsenio Hall show.

Personally, we think he's never looked better.

Tyrese wearing our Gentleman Duke Tee on Arsenio
Gentleman Duke Tee

Bulldog Embroidery Hoodie
Tyrese wearing our Bulldog Embroidery Hoodie

Monday, March 24, 2014

How to build a brand, grassroots style.

"This guy started a nationally recognized clothing brand in NoLibs with no money, an illegal store in his apartment, and a bulldog. Ears perked."

Our founder Seun will be giving a talk about grassroots entrepreneurship and the development of Duke & Winston at VentureF0rth on Monday, March 31 at 6pm. VentureF0rth is located at 417 North 8th Street in Philadelphia. All are welcome! Sign up for your FREE tickets:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Interview with our Founder has run an awesome article about our founder Seun (and his no holds barred opinions about fashion and entrepreneurship). 

Check it out:

Excerpt: "In Philadelphia, Duke and Winston looks like a brand poised to be one of the ones who destroy the odds. The founder, Seun Olubodun started the company in 2009, and now holds over 20 wholesale accounts while maintaining a strong online store, and a brick-and-mortar showroom located in Philly’s trendy Northern Liberties section. Not bad, considering that many independent brands that launched around the same time are still pushing t-shirts out of their trunks (not a diss, just a fact). What Seun has accomplished is extraordinary." 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Brand Ambassador 2014 Pilot Program Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2014 Brand Ambassador pilot program! 

We have handpicked 22 awesome ambassadors from around the country -- even including 2 from the UK. Each ambassador will help us spread the word about Duke & Winston, in return for special perks and rewards. We look forward to working closely with our Brand Ambassadors to grow the brand on a grassroots level. 

For more information about the Brand Ambassador program, please email We are no longer accepting applications for our 2014 pilot team, but you may contact us if you'd like to be considered for the next round. Stay tuned!

2014 Pilot Ambassadors:

Alan Elias (Washington, DC)
Andrae Turner (Texas)
Andrew & Marybeth Olree (Pennsylvania)
Autumn Bloch (Pennsylvania)
Brea Ellis (Washington, DC)
Carl Edwards (United Kingdom)
Chandler Stevens (Ohio)
Chris Hinley (Georgia)
Christopher Zaucha (New Jersey)
David Hall (United Kingdom)
Eric Lee (New York)
Jen Robinson (Pennsylvania)
Jordanna Arbogast (South Carolina)
Joseph Kunicki (New Jersey)
Josh Schultz (Minnesota)
Krista Serianni (Delaware)
Kristy Buckley-Gilboy (Pennsylvania)
Kushan Radadia (Pennsylvania)
Laura Swartz (Pennsylvania)
Lisa Parker (Oklahoma)
Molly O'Leary (New Jersey)

Brand Ambassador Welcome Package
Contents of the Welcome Package