APEMADE

REPRESENT. Hand printed and hand made gear!

Cleveland, Ohio · 2641 Sales

APEMADE

REPRESENT. Hand printed and hand made gear!

Cleveland, Ohio 2641 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(405)

Announcement   PLEASE NOTE: Orders placed from 04/20-05/08 may experience a slight delay in shipping. We will be shipping out 1-2 times a week rather than every day during that time. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 19, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Orders placed from 04/20-05/08 may experience a slight delay in shipping. We will be shipping out 1-2 times a week rather than every day during that time. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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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5 out of 5 stars
(405)
Emily Hopf

Emily Hopf on Apr 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Super cool tee. Great burnt orange color! Thanks a lot!

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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. (While the company officially launched in 2011, you may have APE MADE shirts dating back to 2009 when April began printing on the side during the recession.)

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 here we are...

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. APE MADE creates items for everyone – adults, children, babies, pets, and home – aiming to maintain affordability across the line.

All products are printed by hand in Cleveland, Ohio – using eco-friendly, water-based textile inks and no machines or harsh chemicals. We source our blanks from companies with the highest certifications in both their humane working conditions and environmental impact.

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

Shop members

  • Ape Bleakney

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Kent State University, 2008 - BFA Fine Arts, Printmaking

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2018
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 and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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):

- Return or exchange is within 45 days of original purchase date

- Original item is returned to APE MADE, 6702 Herman Avenue, Down Rear Cleveland, Ohio 44102 (buyer pays shipping)

- New item to be exchanged for is in stock

- Exchanged items are of the same value

- If exchanging, 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.
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.
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.