From the brand owner
How we got our start?
The Ann Arbor T-shirt Company grew from a dorm room project between two friends at the University of Michigan, to a couple of 22 year olds sleeping in a warehouse alongside their printing press, to a business with 50+ employees and a few dogs shipping apparel all around the world from Michigan!
What makes our product unique?
Most of our products are designed, printed, & embroidered completely in our Ann Arbor, MI factory. Our workers receive fair wages, healthcare, 401k matches, & meals. Machines, inks, & most inputs are U.S. sourced, & shirts mostly made of U.S. cotton. Producing in-house keeps quality up & prices low.
Why we love what we do?
Printing is where art meets life. We love bringing all of our customers’ ideas, passions, and identities to life with ink and thread. We use higher quality apparel that doesn’t break the bank, but which we love to wear ourselves, and take great pride in seeing how much our fans react to our stuff!
A sure-fire hit with the dad who is barely hanging in there!
The Ann Arbor T-shirt Company is composed of about 48 artists, screen printers, art techs, logistics professionals, embroiderers, and support staff, all operating out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
We give our employees subsidized healthcare, a 401k match, company soccer and kickball teams, catered employee lunches, and quarterly company parties around town. While we believe in treating our employees with respect as a matter of course, it makes business sense, too. Happy people make better shirts – cooler art, better prints, more exacting quality control, etc. From top to bottom, our people are proud of the product we produce, and can’t wait to share it with you.