Earlier this year, Carhartt WIP launched Relevant Parties, a monthly podcast series dedicated to the work of groundbreaking independent record labels around the globe. Each episode is a deep dive into the stories behind the music, complementing the diverse tunes that are featured in the brand’s monthly radio shows.
Each of the six record label’s featured in the podcast have collaborated with Carhartt WIP to create a capsule collection consisting of graphic-based tees, sweats, and hoodies, each label mixing their own unique aesthetic with that of Carhartt WIP. Included in this project is Tokyo-based Jazzy Sport, UK’s Ninja Tune, Stones Throw from Los Angeles, Munich’s Public Possession, plus NYC’s DFA Records and Ghostly International.
Along with the apparel, Carhartt WIP will also sell limited-edition cassette mixes of each record label’s music. Relevant Parties Vol. 1 is available now online and at select Carhartt WIP stores. A second volume of Relevant Parties in collaboration with a different set of independent record labels is set to follow in early 2021.