Taking on new ownership by the Van Epps family in 2009, it wasn't long before Wicked Smart acknowledged the opportunity to not only design custom fabrics, but to take customization one level further to include decoration of custom garments. With a large portfolio of apparel brands available, Wicked Smart has consistently taken customization to a new level of quality and dependency since its inception. By 2012, WS had outgrown its existing location, and by March 2012 we moved to our new home, inside what was formerly St. Brigid's Church and School in Watervliet, N.Y. "A Church?" many ask. Interested in a larger warehouse, the Van Epps came across the St. Bridget's campus in their search. Upon discovery that St. Brigid was the Patron Saint of printing presses, the find seemed all too perfect. The 1851 church offered unexpected convenience with its wide main nave offering an aisle separating the two sides of the production floor with constantly operating machinery. The original altar was sold to another church, while the original stain glass windows remain intact, offering a beautiful adapted reuse and retaining the original sentiment.
The 1886 school attached to the church facilitates Wicked Smart's single-source approach, providing office space and amenities for the staff. The school building also offers an apparel showroom for samples: With so many different opinions and tastes, we know the importance of not only being able to see a garment, but being able to touch it.