Our Story

Recreation, tourism, a thriving economy, and life. For us, it’s personal. Eightyfive MILES is our way of giving back.

From any point in the state of Michigan, you’re never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake. This is the inspiration behind eightyfive MILES, a Michigan-based, start-up company. We feature high-quality, casual lifestyle apparel and accessories that reflect our love and appreciation for natural beauty, honest materials, classic form, and attention-to-detail. Eightyfive MILES seeks to inspire, guide, and contribute to what the Great Lakes mean to us.

85 is more than a number.

It’s a measure of what moves us.


The Good Stuff

While we live in a global world, we're doing our part to not only market fun products for you, but to make sure we are doing it in a socially responsible manner. You can count on Eightyfive Miles to only bring the good stuff to you. 

Eightyfive Miles works with distributors based in the USA and our goal is to offer as many products as possible that are made in the USA. As a matter of fact, our design work, marketing, and printing are all done in West Michigan, where we are headquartered.  

And, Eightyfive Miles is dedicated to fair labor practices and to protecting the human rights of all individuals who take part in the manufacturing of our products.  

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Giving back

One percent of all sales go to conserving the Great Lakes to preserve and protect land and water resources for future generations.

At Eightyfive Miles, the story behind the business idea was Michigan resident's proximity to our Great Lakes. We cherish the water, beaches, dunes, and miles upon miles of amazing coastline. We are not only in business to make a profit but also to make sure our children and future generations can enjoy the Great Lakes as much as we have throughout our lives. The best gift to the next generation is leaving them with the same natural beauty that we've enjoyed.

We don't believe that there's a conflict between making profits and doing what's right.  In fact, we think that there's an amazing synergy between the two. Doing what's right shouldn't be a mandate, but rather what's good for our world. As a result, we pledge to donate 1% of our sales to Great Lakes conservation and preservation. If you have fun and enjoy our products as much as we do, then you're making a difference too.