APE MADE is a Cleveland-based line of hand screen printed products, clothing and beyond, that showcase our city and region.

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What we do

APE MADE creates items for everyone – adults, children, babies, pets, and home – using only the comfiest apparel and aiming to maintain affordability across the line.
All items are hand made in Cleveland, Ohio.






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How we do

All of our products are hand printed using eco-friendly, water-based textile inks and no machines or harsh chemicals.
We source our blanks from companies with the highest certifications in both their humane working conditions and environmental impact.

Check out our printing process:

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Who we are

APE MADE is a one-woman business – all artwork, design, screen printing, and packaging is done by hand by April Bleakney (aka Ape).
While the company officially launched out of a basement in Kent in 2011, you may have APE MADE shirts dating back to 2009 when April began printing on the side during the recession.
April believes in purpose-driven printmaking and strives to engage with the community via the arts.
When she’s not screen printing, April also works in a variety of other media.

Check out her new website www.apebleakney.com

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