The holidays are the most popular time to drink bourbon, but the brand of bourbon most seasonal drinkers use matters a lot less than the eggnog. To make the bourbon we drink in holiday moments matter, Maker’s Mark would need to improve upon the traditions people recreate every year.
We partnered with women-owned, sustainable fashion brand The Endery to keep the tradition of ugly holiday sweaters from adding to the waste of fast fashion by creating a small batch of handknit sweaters using only pre-existing, deadstock wool.
Inspired Design:Red Wax Meets Red Thread
The design is inspired by Maker’s Mark’s limited-edition holiday labels and celebrates the purposeful, handcrafted heritage of both brands. The vintage-esque patchwork knits speak to the Americana craftsmanship associated with Maker’s Mark and blend seamlessly with The Endery’s playful sense of color and Peruvian influence.
Giving Back:Inspired By The Past, Made For The Future
To create even more sustainable longevity, 100% of the profits were donated back to the Peruvian knitting community to ensure the art of sustainable handcrafted sweatering lives for generations to come.
Holistic Approach:The New Old Fashioned Way
We extended the theme of re-imagined holiday nostalgia into a fully integrated holiday campaign, reaching consumers at every touch point, including retail, connected TV, social and interactive digital.
A SWEATER WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Our sweaters were covered by business, fashion and bourbon media – earning over 95 million video views and over 218.4 million impressions – with support from celebrities like Rachel Brosnahan who are connected to sustainable fashion. Maker’s and The Endery ditched holiday fast fashion and showed the world a holiday sweater could be ANTI-waste and heirloom quality.