Our Company

Printed locally, worn globally.

We’re a tight-knit group of people who are driven to make quality custom t-shirts that feature the compelling messages and beautiful designs of our treasured customers. We love putting new things out into the world.

Shirts are what we make. People are our passion.

We operate as both a B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) company, but we prefer to think of ourselves as H2H (human-to-human).
The exceptional experiences we create for both our team and our customers is a fundamental part of what we do and who we are. It both motivates us and inspires us to do great work.

More than
just shirts

When we started Real Thread in a dorm room 12 years ago, we realized that a t-shirt, believe it or not, can be an extraordinarily powerful messaging medium.
The message, whether it’s friendly, funny, emotionally moving or anything in between, is one that matters. The shirts we made then, and continue to make now, serve as vehicles to connect, challenge and inspire, no matter what the message might be.

Our Purpose

Real Thread Exists to Elevate the Everyday
People are at the heart of what we do. They’re how we do it, and who we do it for. We’re fueled by the belief that every moment, every interaction, and every person matters—every day. We believe that the true joys of life are found not in the tuxedo days, but in the t-shirt days—which is why we seek to elevate the everyday through superior products & processes.
Create Wow!

Our Values

01 6-star experience.

We don’t expect “wow” to happen by accident—rather, we know that it’s the result of intentional work and high-standards. We are unwilling to accept from ourselves and each other anything other than an excellent customer experience, excellent execution, and an excellent product.

02Love your neighbor.

We know that our employees are our most important asset and we aim to create a work-life experience unlike any other. We are supporters, cheerleaders, and helpers to one another. We seek to connect on a human-to-human level—not just as workers, but as friends.

03Press onward.

We know that hard times will come—and when they do, we band together to push through them, confident that this too will pass.

04Team together.

We put team over self because we know that greatness is a collective effort.

05Profit as oxygen.

We do not exist for profit alone, but we do know that it is necessary for the company to continue to exist and serve people in the way that we do. As such, we are committed to being an efficient, productive, and profitable business.

06Do good.

We believe every day is a God-given gift—and we seek to use our time, talents, and resources to have a positive impact on our industry, society, and the planet.

07Enjoy the journey.

We believe that the real fun is in the “getting there.” Although we have goals we’re trying to accomplish, we seek to enjoy the journey to our destination—and all of the laughs, surprises, and lessons along the way—as much as the destination itself.

Meet Our Team

Alex Colon
Press Operator
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Angel Martinez
Press Operator
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Aria Behfar
People & Culture Manager
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Austin Ethier
Finishing Specialist
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Carmen Garza
Press Assistant
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Chris Morgan
Shipping Specialist
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Colleen McCaffrey
Content Manager
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Dalton Bozenhardt
Reclaim Specialist
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Drew Dowgiallo
Account Specialist
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Emily Cummings
Director of Account Management
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Filomena Coppola
Accounting Specialist
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Fred Martin
Press Assistant
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Press Assistant
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Gaby Droz
Account Manager
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Hannah Bozenhardt
Ink Specialist
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Helen Hardy
Sewing Lead
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Ian Markel
Technical Marketing Lead
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Jeffrey Stein
Director of Business Development
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Jeremiah Bates
Printing Manager
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Joey Bordenga
Senior Account Manager
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John Radford
Logistics Manager
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Jordan Sterling
Mockup Artist
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Jose Rodriguez
Press Operator
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Kai Cooper
Account Development Specialist
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Kristen Longbrake
Account Specialist
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Leah Bates
Quality Control Specialist
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Luke Wycuff
VP of Operations
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Marcia Perez
Art Team Manager
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Matt Baker
Logistics Lead
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Melia Funk
Press Operator
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Mikey Funk
Press Assistant
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Natalie Guadalupe
Quality Control Lead
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Nick DeSalvo
Production Art Specialist
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Paige Mahoney
Fulfillment Lead
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Robert Germosen
Press Operator
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Rudy Colon
Quality Control Specialist
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Saffia Sekkat
Pad Press Operator
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Sheryl Bordenga
Brand Partnerships
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Tiffany Shields
Account Specialist
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Tim Viderman
Post Production Manager
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Trey Ramsey
Account Manager
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Walt Barnett
Embroidery Lead
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Yuchan Liang
Quality Control Specialist
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Join our team

We’re always looking for talented individuals and people who are hungry to do great work.