Michigan based spirits company Motu Viget, is partnering with fashion designer, lifestyle specialist, and one of Detroit’s premiere creatives Ty Mopkins. This move marks a new partnership in the growing spirits company. Motu Viget was founded by recording artist and investor Willie ‘Willie the Kid’ Jackson, Jamiel Robinson, Jonathan Jelks, and Andrea Wallace in 2019. The Grand Rapids based company has 4 products Motu Viget Brut, Eye Candy Rose’, Avani Supreme Vodka and the soon to be released Roselawn Select Wine. Motu has placements in 300 stores including 80 super-centers stores within the Meijer portfolio. All Motu Viget products are manufactured in Michigan using locally sourced agriculture.
Mopkins is known internationally for his consultancy work via the Mopkins group LLC., where he has worked with apparel brands of the highest caliber, including Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Fila, and New Era Company.
Mopkins has received most recognition of late for his exclusive national collaborations with Starter brand, a company popularized in the late 1990s. His exclusive designs and product releases have helped to revive the legacy sports apparel company.
In celebration of Ty’s partnership in the company Motu Viget will be releasing a new wine ‘Roselawn Select’ an ode to Ty’s Westside Detroit neighborhood growing up.
About partnering with Motu Viget Spirits Ty Mopkins States:
“We have all at one point of our lives, celebrated something with a toast whether it was graduations, weddings, births or self-accomplishments. Now we will be able to celebrate those special moments with something that we have created something of our own. I am truly blessed and honored that my new family (Motu Viget) welcomed me with open arms and allow me to sit at a table that they had already prepared. I look forward to adding to the growth and help take this brand to new levels while creating new celebrations.”
Grand Rapids Michigan based serial entrepreneur Motu Viget Spirits Co-Founder Jonathan Jelks says:
“We are excited to bring one of Michigan’s most creative and dynamic minds to be apart of our growing spirits company. Ty Mopkins brings expertise, relationships, and national gravitas that will create awareness about our spirits portfolio. His design genius will help to reinforce our program and accelerate the growth Motu Viget Spirits.”
Joining Ty in partnership in Motu Viget Spirits is non-profit visioneer and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder James “Screal” Eberheart Jr. James “Screal” Eberheart Jr. has been responsible for Motu Viget operations and distribution in the Detroit area since May of 2021.
About the growth of Motu Viget Spirits Willie ‘Willie The Kid’ Jackson state:
“Michigan is where white collar enterprise meets blue collar work ethic. We are the home of the creators, the heartland of production. Our partnership with both Ty and Screal represents who we are and our company’s trajectory. It demonstrates our approach to growing a sustainable business. We feel like we have found our niche. In 2023 and beyond, Motu will be investing even more into the Detroit region. We want to create job opportunities and help more young aspiring entrepreneurs gain entry into
the business. We will be looking to establish headquarters and office space in the city of Detroit and eventually it would be ideal to find a home for expanded production capabilities as well.”
Motu Viget will be hosting a demo at Rivertown Market Meijer 1475 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit Mi on (Black Friday) November 25th, 2022
12-2pm where Ty Mopkins will be signing purchased bottles while supplies last.