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.