APE MADE is a Cleveland-based line of hand screen printed products (clothing and beyond) that showcase our city and region. Our focus is promoting themes of local pride with simple, original, and fun designs on quality handmade goods, with an emphasis on hand drawn design work. All artwork, design, printing, and packaging is done BY HAND by April Bleakney (aka Ape) and a select few of her lovely assistants.
All of our products are printed by hand in Cleveland, Ohio – using eco-friendly, water-based textile inks and no machines or harsh chemicals. Natural and recycled materials are used whenever possible.
When she’s not screen printing, April Bleakney also works in a variety of other media viewable under the ‘Fine Art’ tab.