SanMar and Allmade Partner On Eco-Apparel Line
With an eye on servicing the increasingly eco-conscious young athletes, SanMar is partnering with Allmade to be the exclusive supplier of Allmade’s ethically and environmentally conscious blank apparel to the promotional apparel and imprinted sportswear industries. Founded “by screenprinters for screenprinters,” Allmade is “an impact-driven company that is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to reducing our industry’s impact on the environment while also making exceptional shirts that are great to wear and print on.”
Allmade’s soft, tri-blend tees are crafted using three sustainable fibers: 50 percent recycled polyester, 25 percent U.S-grown organic cotton and 25 percent Tencel Modal. The recycled polyester in each T-shirt helps prevent an equivalent of up to six bottles from ending up in a landfill. Much of the production process is completed in the U.S., including spinning and knitting the yarn, as well as dyeing and finishing the fabric.
SanMar is now selling six adult styles in nine colors and one youth style in eight colors.
The Allmade story began when a few screenprinters, entrepreneurs and business owners traveled together to Haiti to experience the garment manufacturing business there first-hand. During the visit, they realized that by producing shirts differently, they could make a lasting change in the lives of the Haitian people and also make a positive impact on the planet.
SanMar and Allmade’s partnership is a natural fit. They share a commitment to making a positive impact by putting the needs of people and the planet first.
“Allmade puts social responsibility and sustainability at the core of everything they do,” says SanMar president Jeremy Lott. “Bringing this dynamic brand to the promotional products industry gives our customers the chance to make a difference with their buying decisions, which widens the impact in our industry and in our communities.”
For Allmade, this step has been a long-time goal to help them take their company to the next level.
“We started this movement to make an impact,” explains Ryan Moor, Co-Founder/CEO of Allmade. “With SanMar as our exclusive distributor, we can amplify our mission, create value and empower more to create a positive impact on a much larger scale.”