Local man creates website to honor Lewes lifestyle

With his business slowing down due to the coronavirus, Stephen Cooper wanted to find another way to make ends meet while celebrating Lewes’ way of life.

Cooper had bought the domain name www.LewesLife.com from a friend of a friend about two years ago. Since he had lived in Lewes for 17 years, he decided to use the website to start a new business honoring Lewes culture.

LewesLife offers quality clothing, Cooper says, with premium t-shirts, sportswear and hats. It also contains household items such as cups, towels, and pillows, all with a Lewes-specific design.

Lewes landmarks that people can find on products include the WWII Tower in State Parks and the Delaware Breakwater East End Light. Cooper had teamed up with a local artist who drew the landmarks in watercolors and then put them on the clothes.

“Most of the time when you go to your typical beach shops you will see a lot of generic T-shirts there. They’ll have a lighthouse, but it’s not specific to that region, ”Cooper said.

Cooper said he wanted something a little more authentic than that. A few products also carry “Established 1631,” because people may not be aware that it was around this time that Lewes, the first town in the first state, was established, Cooper said.

In addition to his clothes, Cooper shares photographs of the Lewes area on LewesLife’s Facebook and Instagram pages. He says he enjoys being outdoors, taking pictures and sharing them, which he thinks a lot of others enjoy doing as well.

Cooper’s goal is to get more people to collaborate with him by sharing their own photos of Lewes on the site. Recently, he asked a local business owner to share a photo of the sun on Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park.

“I’m just trying to collaborate with everyone and share these Lewes life experiences,” Cooper said.

Cooper also recently partnered with local company Fishtail Print Co. to sell one of their shirts on www.SupportDE.com. For each t-shirt sold on the site, Fishtail Print Co. donates $ 10 directly to the company.

Cooper encouraged people to not only check out his shirt on the site, but also all of the other local businesses that sell t-shirts there.

For more information, visit www.LewesLife.com. Also find LewesLife on Facebook and Instagram.

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