American Bogan™ may be unrefined apparel for unrefined tastes, but that does not mean we cut corners on our products and social responsibilities! We’ve selected our supply and fulfillment vendors because of their commitments to their employees, environmental stewardship, and production quality.

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He’s an opinionated cunt, after all. ;D

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Our Current Vendors:

Dreamhost

Dreamhost hosts Americanbogan.com‘s domain name and website. Dreamhost is committed to reducing their environmental impact through LEED Platinum and EnergyStar-certified offices, data centers that are powered by grids that obtain electricity from many renewable sources, and supporting employees with “generous” work from home policies. “Green” claims are always hard to quantify but, as an independent webhost, we’re comfortable supporting Dreamhost (Affiliate Link) instead of the EIG portfolio of companies. Their customer support team has been top notch since day one.

Printful

Printful’s fulfillment centers are located globally (including Los Angeles, Charlotte, Mexico, and Latvia) and are managed with strong commitments to their workers and environmental responsibility. Printful employees enjoy healthcare, PTO, and a safe and respectful work environment. Printful (Affiliate Link) prints direct-to-garment, embroiders, sublimation prints, cuts, and sews our products. There are less expensive fulfillment vendors; however, we are confident that there aren’t any better than Printful.

Bella+Canvas

Bella+Canvas manufactures our Women’s Relaxed, Premium Short-Sleeve Unisex, Small Framed Women’s Crop, Unisex Tank Top, Unisex Muscle, and Unisex Long-Sleeve t-shirts. Their United States production and office locations have received Platinum accreditation from the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), a designation that signifies high standards for human resources management, health and safety standards, environmental and eco-friendly practices, and legal compliance including import and export customs. Read more about Bella+Canvas.

Next Level Apparel

Another apparel brand that is known for their WRAP Certified factories, and because of their strong commitment to high standards and social responsibility, including the rights of workers to organize. Next Level manufactures our Fitted Men’s T-shirt.

Tultex Apparel

Tultex makes our raglan 3/4 sleeve baseball t-shirts. From Tultex’s website, their “manufacturing facility is 4-Pillar SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) certified. The four pillars are Labor Standards, Health and Safety, Business Ethics and The Environment.” They are committed to Ethical Trade, Reduced Water Waste, Renewable and Natural Materials, and reducing their carbon footprint.

On a lighter note, we found it amusing that Tultex is running their website on Squarespace.

Gildan Apparel

To be honest, we held off on Gildan Apparel for a while now due to a history of poor practices. This includes multiple brands owned by Gildan such as Anvil, American Apparel, and others. Recently, Gildan has taken a hard look at their responsibilities as a global manufacturer, and committed themselves to improving conditions for their workers including fair compensation, health and safety of workers, respecting the rights of workers to freely associate and collectively bargain, and more. Is it full of corporate-speak? Absolutely. For now, we’re willing to give Gildan a chance as the manufacturer of our Basic Unisex T-shirt.

Alternative Apparel

A brand recently acquired by Haynes, Alternative Apparel pledges to take their social responsibilities seriously. As a global manufacturer, Alternative Apparel is committed to reducing their environmental impact. While most of their facilities are WRAP certified, all of them adhere to Fair Labor Association guidelines. Additionally, all of Haynes owned companies and brands are Fair Labor Association Accredited, and Haynes has been recognized among the world’s most ethical companies of 2021. Alternative Apparel manufactures our cap-sleeve tank top t-shirt.

Printing Quality:

Direct to Garment

T-shirts, tank tops, long sleeves, hoodies, sweatshirts, crop-tops, jackets, sweaters, eco totes, and more.

  • Printer – Kornit and Brother Series Printers
  • Inks – Water soluble, eco-friendly, CPSIA-compliant, non-toxic, non-hazardous. They’re free from heavy metals, formaldehyde, and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE).

Posters

Printed using Epson UltraChrome water-based HDR ink-jet technology. Ink cartridges are returned to Epson and recycled. Poster frames are made of alder, semi-hardwood. Frames are painted black or white with a .75” thick border. Hanging hardware included. Acrolyte 0.60” thick front protector, not UV resistant

Matte Paper Specs

  • Archival quality
  • Basis weight: 192 g/m²
  • Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • ISO brightness: 104%
  • Opacity: 94%

Cut and Sew Garments

Leggings, swimwear, dresses, skirts, rash guards, sports bras, sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, crop tops, and tank tops. Each garment is individually all-over sublimation printed, precision-cut, and hand-sewn in-house with industrial sewing machines and sergers for consistency and durability. Fabric is a mix of cotton and nylon thread for maximum elasticity.

  • Printer – Mimaki Series Printers
  • Inks – Mimaki Sublimation inks are biodegradable and CPSIA compliant.

Pillows

The design is sublimation printed onto 100% polyester fabric then the pillow is precision-cut and hand-sewn in-house with a concealable zipper. Pillows come with or without stuffing in a rectangular or square shape. The stuffing is polypropylene non-woven liner filled with virgin polyester fiber.

  • Printer – Mimaki Series Printers
  • Inks – Mimaki Sublimation inks are biodegradable and CPSIA compliant.

All Over Printed Totes and Bags

Graphics are printed and then heat transferred onto 100% polyester fabric using specialty sublimation paper and inks. The bag is then hand cut and sewn and sent to quality control for review. Stitching includes overlock stitch and lockstitch for sturdy construction.

  • Printer – Mimaki Series Printers
  • Inks – Biodegradable and CPSIA compliant Mimaki Sublimation inks.

Direct to Garment Totes (like the eco tote bag) are fulfilled similarly to how t-shirts are printed using Kornit and Brother series Printers and Inks.

Mugs

Printed with SubliJET HD ink. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Certified and safe to use by US and EU standards.

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About our current webhost

In case you’re curious, this website is hosted by Dreamhost, Adrian’s current favorite favourite webhost, on their dedicated WordPress plan, DreamPress.

Adrian chose them after leaving Shopify and comparing different WordPress hosting plans on Hostgator, SiteGround, InMotion Hosting, and Pressable among several others (also, for a variety of reasons, I refuse to touch GoDaddy –Adrian).

His photography website is also hosted under a second DreamPress plan after he decided to migrate it away from Squarespace. The combined costs of both DreamPress Plus accounts ($24 each, per month) runs just under one single Shopify Basic plan ($30) with Live Shipping Rates enabled ($20.00).

There are other webhosts that may be much faster performing; however, Dreamhost has been the right combination of stability, price, storage, un-metered bandwidth, expertise, and support for us. Americanbogan.com is fast enough (seriously, I can’t complain at all! –Adrian), stable, runs smoothly, and is consistently responsive.

Bottom line:

If you’re looking for a good webhost, please consider Dreamhost (Affiliate Link).

Adrian’s been very happy with them for a couple of years, now!