Home State Apparel

Zeke Vantreese

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Zeke Vantreese

Home State Apparel

In 2011, inspired by the love of his home state of North Carolina, Zeke created the original ‘home’ shirt. Home State Apparel quickly grew to celebrate all 50 states and are now even expanding further abroad.

Home State Apparel takes pride in making things by hand: screen-printing their iconic shirts in-house, using eco-friendly water-based inks, carefully cutting and placing decals, loading and unloading their studio kiln.

Home State uses only the highest quality tri-blend shirts for their apparel. Super soft and totally comfortable, their tees are a perfect way to show off your love of your home State!

Through the Triad Startup Lab, Home State Apparel has rolled into two websites – an online store and network for retail dealers, and a booming factory located in a downtown business center. Now the focus is on finding the right team of mentors, back office developers and business analysts that can handle JIT Manufacturing and inventory supply chain process.

Written by Allen Schiffman