Small Business Residency

Current Residency

Kerfman Workwear

Jeremy Kassel is a local contract who began designing the perfect work pants over a decade ago. Dissatisfied with the waste created by pants that always seem to wear in the same places, Jeremy began identifying problem areas and strategies to increase the overall longevity. His mission is to improve functionality, reduce waste, and provide a positive impact to the local community in the process.

He is currently working with us on a small business residency in partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County. We hope to kick start his business while also providing meaningful, skill based training opportunities to participants of local workplace literacy organizations.