Hoodlab will be leaving its home in RiNo next month. The owners of the HoodLamb clothing line, which celebrates hemp and got its start in Amsterdam, moved their business into the building at 33rd and Larimer streets almost two years ago, and quickly turned it into a gathering place known for art, culture and cannabis parties as well as clothing. See also:
Neat, a vegan market, has been setting up shop here on Sundays.
"We're a combination of a culture center and a retail space now," says Adam Dunn, who owns Hoodlab with his wife, Cici. "A real focal point of the cannabis industry, especially the inner industry -- not just the people coming to enjoy, but those who are engaged in the workings as well."
Since they moved into the area, RiNo has become a very hot market, and the building has been sold by current owner Jim Murphy to a real estate company. "The new owner didn't really know about our situation when he bought it," says Cici Dunn. "We don't really know where we are moving yet, but we hope to stay in the neighborhood."
Hoodlab will be leaving its current home by July 31, and Adam Dunn is encouraging friends and fans to come by before the move. "If you are in this industry, you should be at the Lab," he says. "We bring different types of people together who normally wouldn't meet any other way. And people like Nikka T, Ed Rosenthal and many in the cannabis Industry have been our friends for a long time."
Customers look through the hemp-made clothes and admire art.
Since the Dunns moved their business to this location almost two years ago, they have hosted some incredible bands and DJs, including DJ Premier and Raekwon, at their weekly Friday night parties, and Hoodlab has become a go-to-spot for cannabis industry insiders and enthusiasts alike. "We're a combination of a culture center with a focal point of the cannabis industry," Adam says. The outside of the building has been painted by graffiti artists, and the property often features a vegan marketplace; inside, there's framed art on the walls, and the space sometimes hosts yoga classes as well as special exhibits.
Hemp and HoodLamb will remain a focus no matter where Hoodlab winds up. The company has an international reputation for offering high-quality outerwear and clothing that's gone a long way to overcome the stigmas associated with hemp. HoodLamb has been a leader in making hemp clothing more stylish and wearable, pushing the envelope of the green movement by emphasizing eco-friendly, organically grown hemp -- and the culture that grows up around the hemp industry.
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