Adam Hermance has been sewing and making clothes since he was a kid. After a relatively long stint in medical administration, he decided to take his savings and escape the corporate world to turn his passion into a reality. The result is Bromance Warehouse, an LGBTQI artist collaborative space and retail shop. The inspiration for the space came not only from Adam’s passion for fashion, but from his friends’ ongoing struggle to find safe spaces to sell their works without being judged or discriminated against. Creating the space was a win-win: not only does Adam have a space to sell his art and that of others in his community, he gets to work in a space that allows him to be inspired by the creations of others. Inside the space you can find pieces from local artists that range from apparel to fine art to throw pillows… and even dog accessories, as well as their dog Reggie (not for sale). Adam also does custom pieces and prints them in-store, so if you see something you’d love to tweak, don’t hesitate to ask.
In addition to the retail aspect, Adam has been working hard to launch some social groups at the space as well. Craft nights and group outings are on their agenda, with the hope of creating more opportunities for those in the surrounding queer community to meet new friends and network. Be sure to stop by the shop and check out their website to keep posted on events and find lots of additional sizes and styles.
Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main Street, Pawtucket