We reclaim not only our connection to the land in which our ancestors enriched in America and the land from which our ancestors birthed from in Africa, but also reclaim our power in spaces that are rightfully ours. We are doing this by investing in black excellence. Black farmers, producers, manufacturers, and distributors of apparel products are leaders in our print-house production space. More than a shirt, it's a movement
African Diaspora Apparel and Manufacturing, and Seed 2 Shirt represents the connecting of a community, a focus on fashion, and rebuilding a legacy. We are part of a larger B-corp parent company where our model is simple; start small, connect the mission and grow the community and capability.
Our line will include, 100% cotton | organic cotton and a hemp line of apparel for your brand needs. We employ locally with a focus on the at-risk / re-entering population.
Our globally connected model of "Do Good Always" supports a much larger ecosystem that with every purchase of our product a percentage goes to support the under-served cotton farmers who's product supports our brand, the preservation of African American History in Fashion and Textile, and the building of our educational-connect the community hub: Stylist Row.
Our mission and vision is simple: get back to production, manufacturing, and distribution in the African-American community using 21st century vertically integrated business models.
Our goal is to positively impact our community and the globally connected community our company represents.
We produce and distribute blank t-shirts, polos and hoodies, for brands and businesses through our "cut | make | trim" production and fulfillment facility.
Founder of Seed2Shirt
Tameka is the founder, CEO, and managing director of Ad&M Apparel, a Seed2Shirt initiative.
Tameka has done the work of leading her company to great levels of success. She’s taken her company from a small scale independent consulting firm, all the way to supporting Omni-bus multiyear multi-million dollar federal contracts with global giants such as AT&T. She didn’t just stop at “solo” accomplishments and profits. It was always more than just about “profits, it was about purpose and people. She is also, the visionary Founder-Board of Director and President of Peoples Foundation.
She practice’s what she preaches and believes, we have to be the change.
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African-Americans today had great patriarchs who came before us and paved the way. They were considered leaders and visionaries, they lived in treacherous times. Yet they had the foresight, courage, and fortitude to lay the foundation for which we all owe a great homage to.
Warren C. Coleman, was one of the stories whom you’ve probably never heard much about. Mr. Coleman, during the height of the “Antebellum South” forged a path of production, group economics, and educational foundation that could’ve lasted the test of time. He built, to date, the first and only black-owned and operated textile factories in the US. It was a place where African-American farmers and seamstress alike could take their skills and yields to produce everyday products such as linens, dresses, and shirts.
In 1904 that ended. The door that had been once opened; full of possibilities closed over 100 years ago. The textile production in the African American community has been silent ever since.
There are brands abound, yet with no real connection to the sourcing behind the product such as the cotton and seamstress. Seed2Shirt has the courage to take the pieces and make whole again the era of production in the African American community. A first of its kind, African-American woman-owned cut and sew apparel manufacturing facility in the U.S- with an apparel line. A vertically integrated business model that focuses on the connection to the source. An apparel line suited for fast fashion and all your brand and print shop needs which include print-on-demand.
Seed2Shirt is more than just a T-shirt, we are the fuel behind your brand and the reality of our ancestors’ dreams, hard work, and sacrifices. We have a responsibility to take what they built and make it a reality with the tools and resources of our ingenuity.