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🏴 3' x 4.5' Milwaukee flag with grommets and double stitched edges to reduce fraying.
✍️ The Design: The People's Flag of Milwaukee is such an amazing design that we wanted to make it available to y'all! The symbolism:
The gold color of the top fess symbolizes Milwaukee's rich brewing history. Once known as "The Beer Capital of the World," Milwaukee is affectionately referred to as the "Brew City" to this day.
The centered disc represents the sun rising over the horizon of Lake Michigan, as seen while looking East from the shore of the city. The sunrise symbolizes hope and a new day. Universally, the color white represents peace and unity. To many Milwaukeeans, this color has also come to symbolize our long winters.
The three stripes in the sun's reflection represent the founders of Milwaukee and its three original settlements: Kilbourn Town, Juneau Town and Walker's Point. Their light blue color symbolizes our three rivers: Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic.
The navy color of the bottom fess symbolizes Lake Michigan and our status as a port city and hub for water technology.
Our flags are durable 200D polyester (most flags you'll find on the internet are cheap ~75D). In our testing, we selected 200D as the perfect flag material; anything heavier doesn't fly well and the "back" doesn't get enough ink, anything lighter feels cheap and wont last very long.
We print this flag as a one-sided print and make sure that the back has ample (around 90%) bleed-through.
Each flag is folded by hand on our dining room table and ready to be used on a flag pole, boat, hung on a wall, or to proudly march with.
This is a gorgeous flag. The colors pop, and the material feels very premium and well-made. I have one in my garage and one hanging in the conference room at my law firm, and it looks great in both places.