APEMADE

REPRESENT. Hand printed and hand made gear!

Ohio, United States · 2056 Sales

APEMADE

REPRESENT. Hand printed and hand made gear!

Ohio, United States 2056 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Born and bred in Northeast Ohio, APE MADE's focus is local pride.
All items are hand screen printed in Cleveland, Ohio using non-toxic inks and NO MACHINES.

View my full portfolio and more information at www.apemadeohio.com.

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

Born and bred in Northeast Ohio, APE MADE's focus is local pride.
All items are hand screen printed in Cleveland, Ohio using non-toxic inks and NO MACHINES.

View my full portfolio and more information at www.apemadeohio.com.

April Bleakney

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April Bleakney

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About

Beginnings...

In 2008, Ape graduated from Kent State University with a BFA in Fine Arts (Printmaking). While working with a non-profit youth program as an AmeriCorps VISTA, she also began a recent grad residency at Zygote Press. While there, Ape printed a few tees for herself. The infamous 'YEAH I'M FROM OHIO' design was born at this time - a photo of the tee was posted online and requests for this shirt started coming in. This was the seed leading to APE MADE's founding in 2011.

APE MADE operated out of Ape's house / basement in Kent, Ohio - with no startup money or capital (using screens and printing supplies left over from college and any extra money from each paycheck to purchase more supplies). Yes, I sprayed my screens out in my shower. And washed my squeegees out in my kitchen sink. And exposed screens in the driveway using the sun. And converted my dining room into an art room. And my 2nd bedroom into an office. But it worked...

In August of 2013, APE MADE moved into an AMAZING live/work loft space in Cleveland's midtown. It is an old women's textile factory building (appropriate, no?), with lovely light coming in these old paned windows and SO MUCH more room to work. Couldn't be happier with the space!

APE MADE is a veritable one-woman print and production shop; all artwork, design, printing, and packaging is done BY HAND by April Bleakney (aka Ape). APE MADE’s focus is promoting themes of local pride with simple, original, and fun designs on quality handmade goods, with an emphasis on hand drawn design work.

All products are printed by hand in Cleveland, Ohio – using eco-friendly, water-based textile inks and no machines or harsh chemicals. Natural and recycled materials are used whenever possible.

When she’s not screen printing, April Bleakney also works in a variety of other media viewable at www.apemadeohio.com.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Kent State University, 2008 - BFA Fine Arts, Printmaking

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2015
Welcome and thank you for your interest in APE MADE! Screen printed Ohio goodness, printed by hand right here in Cleveland.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment can be made through etsy - either with PayPal or with etsy's Direct Checkout (credit or debit cards accepted). Orders will ship once payment is received.

Sorry, no money orders or personal checks can be accepted.

Orders can be cancelled so long as they have not already shipped.
Shipping
I strive to ship very quickly, most items will ship same day or next day.

Almost all items ship USPS First Class, as they are light enough to do so.

Items weighing over 13 oz. will ship USPS Priority mail.

All items will ship with a USPS Delivery Confimation number - you will receive an email when your item ships with this number.

If you want to upgrade your shipping, please convo me.

If you want to ship international, please convo me and I can provide rates for you.

Orders do not include insurance! If you want to purchase insurance for your order, please convo me.

APE MADE cannot be responsible for misdelivered packages due to delivery errors, please be sure that you correctly fill out your shipping address when ordering.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges are accepted with the following conditions (please read the sizing information on clothing listings closely when ordering, as this is the most common reason people want to exchange):

- Original item is returned to APE MADE, 1667 E 40th Street, Suite 2G, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 (buyer pays shipping or returns in person at our showroom)

- New item to be exchanged for is in stock

- Exchanged items are of the same value

- If returning via mail, buyer must pay shipping for the new item (as well as for shipping back the first item)

- New item will be shipped out once the exchanged item is received

- Refunds for product cost (not shipping) can be made for any items returned in original condition with receipt. Refund will be issued once returned item is received.

- Full refunds and/or replacements can be given for any APE MADE item that is defective.
Additional policies and FAQs
APE MADE strives to produce quality, handmade products. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please let us know and we will do everything we can to remedy it.