Something Independent Announces The Whole Works as Winner of The 2015 Wright

Reactive Adaptations and The Public Works also recognized as
finalists among 11 contenders at the forefront of Colorado’s thriving
lifestyle industries

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 2015 Wright was awarded Tuesday night to The Whole Works, based in
Rifle, Colo. The
Whole Works
is a Colorado-based clothing production facility serving
emerging designers, and is dedicated to creating dignified jobs for
women who are transitioning from federal assistance.

“We want to bring American manufacturing back to the U.S. We want to
replicate what we’re doing in Rifle — rather than building one $40
million business, we want to build 40 $1 million businesses, lifting up
40 rural Colorado towns,” explained Kelly Alford, founding partner, The
Whole Works, which has been in business only 10 months.

Reactive
Adaptations
from Crested Butte and The
Public Works
from Denver were also named finalists.

Presented annually by Something
Independent
, The Wright is awarded to a Colorado company that is
leading at the intersection of lifestyle and commerce.

“To have the opportunity to come together and recognize these innovative
Colorado companies is energizing,” said Chuck Sullivan, Something
Independent. “It’s an honor to celebrate them and the role they play in
shaping the state’s economy and inspiring the next generation of
leaders.”

The 11 contenders were selected from a statewide pool of 125 nominees.
Each company submitted a video conveying their vision and inspiration,
while highlighting the role that Colorado plays in shaping their
company, and the videos were the basis of the judging.

“These 11 contenders are real examples of Colorado companies driving our
statewide economy and helping to put a national spotlight on Colorado as
not only a great place to live and play, but also a great place to start
and grow a business,” said Luis Benitez, director of the Colorado Office
of Outdoor Recreation Industry. “It’s exciting to see such amazing
companies thriving and providing products and services that Coloradans
and our state’s visitors enjoy in their daily lives.”

The 11 Colorado companies contending for The 2015 Wright included:
Colorado
Yurt Company
, Montrose
Deerhammer
Distilling Company
, Buena Vista
The
Infinite Monkey Theorem
, Denver
Kota
Longboards
, Denver
Osprey,
Cortez
The
Public Works
, Denver
Reactive
Adaptations
, Crested Butte
Tenkara
USA
, Boulder
Topo
Designs
, Denver
The
Whole Works
, Rifle
Wild
Goose Canning
, Boulder

Contacts

Something Independent
Chuck Sullivan
Mobile: 303-808-2847
chuck@somethingindependent.com