Founded by Foodies
We started Umami Wear out of our love for Food and Fashion. We wanted to create apparel products that have clean and simple designs, exclusively for foodies and those who enjoy a creative wardrobe. "Umami" stems from the Japanese word “Delicious”. The tastes of sweet, salty, bitter and sour are familiar, but there is a fifth tast we can perceive with our tongue, this is called umami. Umami has been described as pleasant, rich and savory, a perfect fit for our company. Also as business professionals, we grew tired of having to trade between fun, conversational tees for classy business shirts during the workweek.
We combined best of both worlds by creating simple food-themed apparel that can be worn in and out the office. Umami Wear was born :)
As foodies, we love how sharing food has the power to bring people together. That is why we donate 20% of our profits to local food banks and families in need. This is part of our identity and will remain for the life of our company. We also work extensively to source as much of our supply chain as we can locally in Detroit, MI and surrounding areas.