Where’d you get that?
If you’ve been in the store lately, you've seen all the really awesome Wheatsville merch. we have for sale. We’ve been asked, and perhaps you’ve wondered yourself; where do we get this stuff made and what do we look for when sourcing it?
For all of our goods we try to source from companies that fit into the following criteria:
- Produced from organic or recycled materials.
- Made domestically.
- From a company with a good record of social responsibility.
- And on top of that, it has to be affordable!
For our garments we consider the aforementioned criteria but we also have to take into account the fit of the merchandise as well as available sizes and colors. We keep all of our shoppers in mind when making our selections but on more than one occasion we have found the perfect fit and colors, only to be informed that our choices are out of stock or discontinued! Nevertheless, we try to do our best to source garments that will appeal to all of our shoppers; even if it means ordering multiple styles of clothing to fit all shapes and sizes.
We use local screen printers and embroiderers for most of our textile goods. Fine Southern Gentleman has been printing our Wheatsville shirts and canvas bags and we get our hats embroidered by Austin Screen Printing. We always try to keep as many of our dollars as local as possible!
For items such as drinkware and household items we don’t have as many local options for printing but we still try to source items that fit in with our criteria of social and environmental responsibility. For example, our frisb- err, “flying discs” are made and printed in the USA from recycled materials. Ecobrander Promos is the supplier we choose for most of these types of items and, as their name suggests, their values are in line with ours.
We hope you like what we’ve got to offer and, of course, let us know if there is anything that you’d like to see!