Steel Pony has been a sustainable fashion company for over 20 years. We design and create artisan products that are made from eco-friendly materials and sewn locally in our Philadelphia studio. SteelPony is known for their hand garment dying process, which they credit to their unique tone of voice.
We’ve always been drawn to the idea of creating something with your hands from start to finish, so we started out by making clothing from scraps left over from other projects when we were working as artists in the 1990s. Our clothes have gone through many iterations since then but our commitment to sustainability and local production never wavered."
Joanne Litz and Dennis Wolk are the husband-and-wife couple behind Steel Pony. Joanne is the main Designer behind the clothing collection, while Dennis, executes Specialty dying processes and handbag design. Their roots have always been in fashion; Litz as a successful Design Director and Wolk as a display manager for storefronts that included Bloomingdale’s, Strawbridge’s, and more. After years of seeing first-hand how fashion products deteriorated the environment, the duo teamed up to launch Steel Pony in 1992, using only eco-friendly processes, fabrics, and dyes. In spring 2015, they opened their first store in the heart of the Fabric District in Philadelphia.
"When I purchase a new Steel Pony piece, I know that it will look great with other pieces that I have purchased over the years. The colors and styles seem to play well together. My mother taught me to average the cost of the piece over how many times I would wear it. In the case of Steel Pony, I always get my money's worth."
"Thank you for designing such amazing clothes. You've really made a difference in my life. I feel really beautiful when I wear your clothes."
Grayson Lee, Rochester, NY