A long time ago Philadelphia was known as the Workshop of the World. We love this city–we love its legacy, its blue-collar work ethic, its wild inventiveness, its endless dare to dream.

So we got inspired. We started Quaker City Mercantile. We’re the new Workshop of the World.


What is Quaker City Mercantile?

We aren’t an agency. We are a hybrid of 19th century mercantilism and 21st century brand artistry. We create brands from the ground up and bring them to market. This includes all aspects of manufacturing, distribution, and marketing.

We work in three ways:

  1. Self-funded
  2. Equity partners with investors
  3. Work for hire

We stay on to manage the growth of the brands we create for extended periods.


Making Something That Matters.

We’ve got some big shoes to fill. The legacy of our city was an open invitation for freedom and invention. We invented Democracy, electricity, and American beer.

Our mission is nothing less than a New Enlightenment, to return manufacturing and mercantile back to their rightful place as the centerpiece of human experience.

We make: therefore we are.

So let’s make something that matters.