We couldn’t be more excited about our latest collaboration with Shockoe Atelier and JM Stock Provisions. This no-nonsense grill apron was made from denim found in an abandoned factory in Petersburg, VA. The denim is a coarse-grain, with a retro, true indigo shade made in the late ‘60s / early ‘70s by Cone Mills, the last American mill making high quality selvedge denim. Called “Petersburg Deadstock Denim,” it’s only used for special, limited-run projects like our rough and tumble grill aprons. To produce a garment perfect for hanging out over the coals, James Lum, co-owner of JM Stock Provisions, added key insight from his years growing his popular butcher shops and mashed it up with the keen eye of Anthony Lupesco, of Shockoe Atelier, who is known for well constructed denim made by hand in his RVA workshop. James calls it “a durable, functional, and, maybe most importantly, washable denim apron.” He says, “So many out there just have too many bells and whistles, lacking pure pragmatism.” It features adjustable collar and ties at the waist, a thermometer and utility chest pocket and tong strap. Message us here to get your hands on one this summer or look for full details at gridsupplyco.com coming soon.