Lawrence Tech’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology offers sustainable gifts on Noel Night

DETROIT – Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT) will bring back its Holiday Pop-Up Shop featuring local, sustainable businesses for Detroit’s Noel Night 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The shops will be open from 5 to 10 p.m., offering vintage clothing, home goods, men’s care products, locally crafted chocolates, and more from local designers and makers. The event is free and open to the public.

The DCDT Woodward Gallery is at 4219 Woodward Ave. at Willis Street in Detroit.

Shops at the DCDT this Noel Night are to include:

  • Boro, a Detroit consignment and retail shop that features a well-curated selection of designer and vintage clothing and accessories, returning for its second year at DCDT.
  • Cheryl Labes, whowill showcase her 7-way shirt scarf in winter-friendly materials like ultrasuede and velvet, and in many colors fit for the holidays.
  • Detroit Barbers returns for a second year at DCDT. Owners Jami and Chad Buchanan will offer an array of men’s care products, as well as onsite haircuts by one of their expert barbers.
  • Detroit Wick will sell a collection of locally crafted candles. The company is based in Eastern Market and committed to sustainable practices through its focus, scent branding.
  • Jo Caputo Photography, who specializes in portrait, street, nature, and event photography. He will offer prints and an on-site photo booth.
  • Mama Coo’s Boutique, which is rooted in its Corktown community and known for selling one-of-a-kind vintage pieces – from accessories to home goods.
  • Not Sorry Apparel, a brand that uses eco-friendly, sustainable practices in crafting its upcycled clothing.
  • Western Market, an independently owned and operated grocery and specialty food shop in Ferndale that returns for a second Noel Night at DCDT.

Also, the 313 Ghostbusters, a charity-driven group supported by Ghost Corp and Sony and based in Detroit, will again attend the event, in costume and posing for photos with fans and collecting donations for The Children’s Center of Wayne County. Cash donations and in-kind donations of clothes, household goods, new toys, socks, underwear, hats and gloves will be collected. The center serves more than 7,500 Wayne County children and families annually through its 20 programs.

The Detroit Center for Design + Technology is the home of Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design’s Detroit programs. Situated in Midtown along Woodward Avenue, DCDT programs provide additional opportunities to engage organizations, professionals, students and groups within the city. Its Design Incubator features a DCDT Business Accelerator, DCDT Coworking Space, DCDT Design Studio and a DCDT Fellowship Program. Learn more at

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 15 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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