Mike’s Deli is designed and produced in Los Angeles. Our studio being just a few miles away from our Downtown LA factory, we get our hands dirty from start to finish. Being in the trenches allows us to build real relationships with our creative partners and ensure the highest quality garment. Just think of local manufacturing as the Miracle Whip in the macaroni salad; without it, all you have is a bowl of wet noodles.
“Ok asshole, so who’s making all of these awesome fucking T-shirts?” Glad you asked…. like many industries in California, the garment industry employees a lot of immigrants. Hailing from places like Central America, South America, Asia, and the Middle East. They bring their valuable skill-sets and strong work ethic to the table. If we’re making a pastrami sandwich, they’re bringing the mustard. It’s a big reason why we can honestly say Mike’s Deli delivers; we’re not fucking around with some cheap knock offs.
Being an elevated streetwear line, we want every customer to feel that quality experience. From using handcrafted Italian zippers, Japanese twill tapes and Brazilian Corozo buttons (tree-less wood), are just a few of the things that set our clothing apart. Mike’s Deli utilizes high quality fabrics from all over the world; premium textiles that resist shrinking, fading, and overall wear and tear. Most of our fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified. “What the hell is that?” you ask. Oeko-Tex certified means that all fabric production complies with a high level of environmental and labor standards and the fabrics are non-toxic. The textile industry can be pretty shady and a lot environmental standards are disregarded. In other words, no mutant rash, no chemicals fed back into the water supply, and no toxic waste dumped on a friendly pod of dolphins.
So now that you know Mike’s Deli saves dolphins and fuels the local economy, you can rest easy. Yup, we’re good people.