We are so thrilled with this video by Cleveland local, Thomas Sawyer, documenting our hand screen printing process here at APE MADE.
Excited to share this collaborative necktie project with @cleveorch, now live! We began talks way back in January and I just finished hand printing the first round of ties with 3 original designs, all focused around Cleveland’s historic Severance Hall. These ties are screen printed by hand, with non-toxic water-based inks. No machines or harsh chemicals … Continue reading New necktie collab with The Cleveland Orchestra Store!
Here is the next big line up for APE MADE donations. Planning to keep these going as long as I am financially able. -The capitalist nature of these donation periods have had me feeling weird about promoting these. Tying social justice movements and organizations to sales promotion for my small biz feels… kind of gross. I … Continue reading Fundraising Update
THANK YOU. 🧡 🧡 🧡 Because of the APE MADE orders that came in I was just able to donate $320 to @clefoodbank. All together, with the other donations made since quarantine to @clefoodbank @clehomeless @thecitymission and @pretermclevelandohio - we are currently at $970 in cash donations. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! This has wildly exceeded what I imagined being … Continue reading THANK YOU! (50% Profits to NEOCH)
Keeping this giving train rolling during these strange times: this time for an issue near and dear to my heart, Laura’s Home (part of @thecitymission) who provide food, shelter, safety, and support for women and children experiencing instability and dangerous situations. As a child, I needed to go to a shelter like this. Thank god such … Continue reading 50% Profits to Laura’s Home
⁉️‼️⁉️ Getting bored in quarantine? In need of a little excitement - a surprise in the mail? AND you say want to help keep this uber small business afloat??? I made up a bunch of ✨Mystery Boxes✨ full of APE MADE goodies (copying @laurenhb - check her out)! Starting at $20+. Choose from clothing (unisex, ladies, kids … Continue reading Getting creative in the pandemic: MYSTERY BOXES!!!
I know a lot of us are feeling the financial crunch right now, feeling anxious and uncertain about the future - among them most of my fellow small biz owners / artists / creatives / freelancers / self employed folks. I am feeling it, too (but also feeling like as a group we are perhaps … Continue reading 100% Profits to Greater Cleveland Food Bank
A little throwback for #smallbizsaturday: the early days of #apemade in my Kent dungeon basement, burning screens at Zygote Press, Inc., reclaiming at Magic City Customs, exploiting free grandma labor (thanks, Gram Patricia), hang drying everything from the pipes in said dungeon basement, eventually moving up to exposing screens at home (but rinsing them out … Continue reading Thank you for a wild decade.
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