Accademia Italiana Newsletter

"Importance of Studying Abroad - about my time in Florence, Italy"

University of Rhode Island Magazine

"Design With the Planet In Mind"


"A Designer You Should Know: Rocky Clark and the Perfect Pair of Jeans"

Beyond the Garment Podcast

"Rocky Clark is a NYC based brand that emphasizes timeless design and eco-friendly garments. Their signature denim pants were constructed with an insane attention to detail."


"The jeans are incredible! They're made with the utmost quality using materials that create the lowest environmental impact as well as being ethically made here in NYC. We talk about the NYC hustle, military inspirations, negative comments, being eco-conscious, the importance of mindfulness and so much more."

Edward Joiner

"New York City is one of the most fertile grounds for fantastic fashion brands. Today’s featured article highlights the story of one of those brands, Rocky Clark."

Simply Suzette

"The Perfect Pair with Joseph “Rocco”, Founder, Rocky Clark Clothing. I recently had the pleasure to interview Joseph about his journey in designing a conscious jean and his search for his perfect pair. Since he couldn't find them... HE MADE THEM!"


"Learn How Joseph Rotondo, Founder Of Rocky Clark, Is Transforming The New York Apparel Industry"

Made in NYC

"Made in NYC supports thousands of NYC’s manufacturers by giving them the tools to grow their companies. We foster local entrepreneurial innovation because we see the value in high-quality, locally-made goods which nurture local economies. We unite companies and entrepreneurs as a community to support their endeavors."

The Good Five Cent Cigar

"Alumnus creates clothing company focused on sustainability

Long John Denim

"100 pairs of jeans - Kickstarter

City Scout

"Rocky Clark Clothing - Year of the Dog"


"In the case of Joseph “Roccos" dog, Clark, they become the inspiration for a new sustainable streetwear empire."

 City Scout

"Rocky Clark originated from my middle name- “Rocco” and my rescue dog’s name- “Clark”. I put them together and found a strong, catchy name for the brand. It’s meaningful to us yet anonymous to others."