Known for his rugged authentic American clothing, Ohio native John Bartlett is a graduate of Harvard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). A champion of animal rights. Bartlett launched “John Bartlett Pet” as an homage to his three-legged rescue dog, Tiny Tim.
His fab designs have earned him many accolades, including two Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards: the Swarovski Best Newcomer Award and Best Menswear Designer of the Year in 1997 and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) named Bartlett ‘Designer of the Year’ for 2010.
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