1. You: This year has been amazing and you’re the one to thank. Your designs are amazing, your shirts are some of our favorite yet and working with you has genuinely been a pleasure. Any success we have comes because we’re building something great together. Keep on bringing the killer projects over. We’ll print apparel you’ll love to wear and talk about.
2. Road Trips: You asked us to come over and we did. America is more beautiful than we ever imagined and the fine folks of the creative community have been phenomenal to meet. From Cleveland to Columbus, it was a pleasure traveling your roads and knowing your city.
3. NYC: Speaking of road trips, have YOU BEEN TO NEW YORK? Huge shout out to the people of CreativeMornings, Brooklyn Beta, Tattly and Gawker for showing us just how beautiful a city can be. You are building something bigger than yourselves. The world thanks you for it.
4. Warehouses: Just a few months ago, our staff was slammed into a 3,000 square foot space. Now, we roam about in a 15,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Hard work, great ink and incredible customers brought us here.
5. Podcasts and Local Masters: We asked our favorite folks in the creative field to share what they thought was next in business, culture and creativity. They graciously responded. Incredible insight from the likes of Debbie Millman, Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische and many, many more. Give it a listen now.
6. Taylor Swift’s New Album: If you aren’t with us on this, we need you to stop lying to yourself.
7. 100% Cotton: Cotton shirts are on their A game right now. Silky smooth, super soft and perfect for printing. Keep them coming.
9. Delivered (On Time): New 10 day turn-around on shirts? Big shout out to our production team for nailing it every time.
10. Instagram: Seeing your life, your shirts and your work has been amazing. Absolutely loved connecting with you all and giving you a look into what our days are like at the Real Thread HQ.
11. Stellar Design: The designs coming our way have been amazing! Well balanced, focused and just complex enough. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it.
12. Orlando: The treasure of Florida. The weather is hot, the people are fantastic and the creative community is silently developing some of the coolest stuff on the East Coast. From Mama’s Sauce to PRPL, we are proud of our city.
13. Airbnb: Woah. See you later hotels.
14. Family: Marriage, babies and much more came about this year. So grateful for our wonderful families. We love printing shirts, but our families are our life’s work.
15. Live Printing: Ever seen someone print their own shirt for the first time? We saw hundreds do it. Thank you to all the people who hosted us and all the wonderful organizations we were able to work together with.
16. The Internet/Friends: People of the internet, you’ve allowed us to view into your life, glean insight from you and be inspired by your work. Past mere acquaintances, we’ve become pals with you. Thank you for your friendship. Can’t wait to meet you in the real world!
17. You (Again? We know. We know.): We had to say it twice. You’re changing the world with the work you are doing. We love supporting you in that. Keep on bringing work that expands your reach and builds your community.
Give us a call soon. Let’s make something people are going to love.