Ryonet | #PoweringThePrint
As Ryonet passed our 10 year anniversary, one of our goals for the next decade of #poweringtheprint was to not only empower screen printers but to help green up, clean up, and lean up the industry. Getting into t-shirts was always something that we had an eye on, mainly because all of you print so many of them every day, but it wasn’t until 2016 that the dots started to align to enable that to happen.
Ryan was introduced to a new way of making t-shirts through a screen printer in Kansas City, GOEX Apparel, and traveled to Haiti with them later to see their job creation orphan prevention model in action. In Haiti, Ryan experienced what poverty does to the people that live in it and the planet it lives on. He was inspired to start a movement that could clean up the planet and make better lives for those whose hands make the products we print. A few months later, a group of around 20 screen printers traveled to Haiti and experienced the same thing, forming the basis of Allmade and a responsible apparel movement.
The Ryonet team cultivated and cared for the Allmade brand for its first three years of life and thanks to many of you, our vendors, and this industry, launched a successful IndieGogo campaign in early 2017 eventually selling 1,000,000 shirts by September of 2019. Look at the impact we collectively had from buying, printing, and wearing a better shirt.
In order to see Allmade to the next chapter, we knew it would be best for Allmade to find a partner to elevate and cultivate the brand even more. Like Ryonet, SanMar was built from an entrepreneurial spirit, with strong value and team values, and cares about our customers and the world which it operates in. When the opportunity came to hand over the Allmade distribution, we could not have been luckier.
On June 11th, Allmade officially launched the brand with SanMar along with a new website and exciting new products that are in the works. What now?
Thank you for #poweringtheprint with Allmade these last three years and we hope you can #feelyourimpact along with us in the next evolution of the brand.