When asked about the t-shirt printing process, the Torrey brothers laugh and exchange glances. They then talk about the time when they Googled “how to make a t-shirt.” They have come a long way since then and now produce all of their own t-shirts. So for all you clothing entrepreneurs out there- take notes. Below is a brief overview of the process the brothers go through each time they create a new batch of tees.

1. The brothers spend three months in Turkey. They search through fabrics and shift through fiber levels, creating silky and soft fabrics. This begins the yarn spinning and knitting process.



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2. The fabric is shipped to Haiti. This is where the tshirts are cut, sewn, and trimmed.



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3. After the shirts are processed in Haiti, they make there way to Athens, Georgia. They are placed in a warehouse.




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4. Hang tags are each individually sewn onto the tshirt. The handcrafted Umano tags are also sewn on the side.



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5. The printing process then begins. The art is matched to the tshirt based on color, sizing, and layout. 



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6. The “screen machine” is then put to use. The images are pressed and placed onto the pockets of the shirts.



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7. After the printing is complete, the garments are packaged and shipped off. And as
the Umano brothers like to say, you can rock a pocket and empower a kid.