Anderson’s Bistro

Located on Courthouse Square in Ashland, Anderson’s Bistro is a family owned food joint in the beautiful East-Central Alabama. They’re known for serving food made with fresh hand selected ingredients, and locally grown produce.

The owners, Bobby and Ashley were looking for durable organic shirts that they could sell to their customers, and use as an anchor for a customer rewards/perks program. We love their idea, and feel this type of “out-of-the-box” thinking is absolutely brilliant!


Organization: Anderson’s Bistro
Shirt: Anvil 420
Fabric: 5.0 oz 100% certified organic soft spun cotton
Ink: One Stroke Inks – ELT (Extremely Low Temperature) Series Plastisol Ink

The Dance Center on Main

Organization: The Dance Center on Main
Shirts: J America Spirit Tees 8229 (Adult) & J America Spirit Tees 8219 (Youth)
Fabric: 6.5 oz 100% cotton jersey knit
Ink: Florida Flex Glitter Plastisol

This is a spirit tee that we created for The Dance Center on Main (Wedowee, Alabama). Although the final product turned out great, the job required a lot of learning curves for us. This was the first time we had printed with glitter ink and also the first time we had printed spirit tees. The ink was a breeze to work with and with new platens, the shirts weren’t a problem to print.

Excerpt from their website:

The Dance Center on Main is under the direction of Dance Masters of America certified instructor Jennifer Boone Stone. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to strengthen their minds and bodies as they grow to love the art of dance. From the very beginning creative movement class to the most advanced level dance classes, our students gain a solid understanding of proper technique and dance terminology. Studies have found that dance training helps the student prepare to meet the challenges of everyday life such as creative problem solving, discipline, concentration, respect, and relationships with peers and classmates. Our curriculum fosters physical awareness and improves the student’s body carriage, poise, coordination, and appreciation for the art while experiencing the sheer joy of movement. For the serious dancer or the student who dances for recreation, dance helps promote self esteem and provides an excellent outlet for creativity.

The End of Suffering

Organization: The End of Suffering
Shirts: American Apparel 2102ORG and Anvil 420
Fabric: 100% Organic Cotton
Ink: Kolormatrix Plastisol

Tracey Glover (also the owner of ARC) came to us needing a design for her documentary film, “The End Of Suffering”. We worked with our graphic designer to come up with a design that was consistent with the message of the documentary. We are proud of how these turned out and feel they go perfectly with her film.

Excerpt from her website:

“The End of Suffering” -a documentary film to save the world. Our world is undeniably filled with suffering. The seemingly disparate problems we face can seem insurmountable. Yet these problems share common roots. They can be traced back to our fundamental disconnection from our own highest nature as well as our disconnection from and exploitation of other beings and the natural world. The world is on fire, but we can put the fire out through realizing our interconnection with all life and living in harmony with the truth of interbeing. The Buddha said “I teach suffering and the end of suffering.” This is a film about suffering and the end of suffering. 

March Kloverbox

Organization: Kloverbox
Garment: Bagito Recycled Shopping Bags
Fabric: 100% rPet fabric (recycled plastics)
Ink: One Stroke Inks – ELT (Extremely Low Temperature) Series Plastisol Ink
Kloverbox is a month subscription box which includes the best natural, cruelty-free and organic beauty, lifestyle, nutrition and healthy home products. Each box is filled with affordable eco-friendly products, handpicked by their health conscious curators, so you can incorporate better products into every aspect of your life.

For the March Kloverbox, they wanted to include screen printed Bagito reusable shopping bags, which are made from recycled plastic bottles. We worked with Kloverbox to create the design as well as to print the bags.

Ashland Housing Development Corporation

Organization: Ashland Housing Development Corporation
Shirt: Gildan 2300 Ultra Cotton w/Pocket
Fabric: 6.0 oz. 100% Cotton preshrunk jersey knit
Ink: Kolormatrix Plastisol

The goal of the AHDC (501(c)3) is to promote the common good and general welfare of their community by benefiting society of reducing the causes of crime, poor health and blighted conditions and to promote community improvements, economic development and cooperation by providing and administrating their community outreach and service programs.

Each year Ashland Housing Development Corporation buys work shirts for their employees. This year, they decided to buy through us and have us imprint the shirts just above the left chest pocket. We worked with them to take their 3 color logo, into a single color print that is still consistent with their overall branding, and saved them money on the print run.

Hoochee Poosa Locavores

Organization: Slow Foods Chapter – Hoochee Poosa Locavores, Roanoke, Alabama
Shirt: Gildan 5000
Fabric: 5.3 oz. 100% Cotton preshrunk jersey knit
Ink: Kolormatrix Plastisol

The Hoochee Poosa Locavores are an East Alabama/West Georgia group of like minded consumers, farmers, and foodies dedicated to furthering the mission of Slow Food International and encouraging the production and consumption of locally grown, clean, and healthy organic fruits and vegetables. They strive to promote local initiatives and educate the general public about alternatives to their current “fast” lifestyles!

They came to us looking for an affordable shirt for their first annual Slow Foods Festival in Roanoke. A local graphic designer had worked with them to come up with an easy to print “spot color” design which was one color. They chose a green ink on some of the shirts (and white on others)…with a grey base. We love how they turned out, and our customer(s) were stoked!

ARC – Awake, Respect & Compassion

Organization: ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings)
Shirt: Repair The World Women’s Fitted Top
Fabric: 50% Post-Consumer Plastic Bottles & 50% Pre-Consumer Cotton Scraps
Ink: PVC-free War Paint from One Stroke Inks

ARC is a non-profit organization in Mobile, AL. Their mission is to raise awareness about human-caused animal suffering. They came to us having been approved for a grant for eco-friendly shirts. We helped them work their logo into a full piece of artwork that makes a statement for their cause. You can learn more about them at http://www.arcforallbeings.org/