FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Can we order your apparel online?

For custom apparel orders and quotes, you can fill out an order form here . As for our own line of clothing, we no longer do online orders. However, follow us on our social media for potential pre-orders in the future.

Who do you make custom apparel orders for?

We have a wide range of clients, including startups, nonprofits, campus clubs, corporations and individuals who have custom apparel ideas. The possibilities are limitless. We print for just about everyone!
Disclaimer: We can only ship within the US.

How do you price your apparel?

Our price quotes are based on the number of colors used in a design as well as on the quantity of apparel. We offer bulk pricing starting at 50 pieces of apparel. Please refer to our price chart here.
See prices for apparel from our own line here.

Can you design a logo for our organization?

We currently only offer free design services for custom apparel orders. We’re happy to create a design that will be printed on your apparel, but for logo design we recommend Innovative Design, another UC Berkeley organization.

Are there any restrictions for what designs you can print?

We require designs to be submitted as an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file. If you do not have an .ai file, please submit a .psd (photoshop) file or the highest quality file you have. We may be able to recreate an .ai file for you.
Designs must be within 12” by 12” and cannot contain gradients.
We cannot use or alter designs from our own line for custom orders.

When will you guys hold sales events on the UC Berkeley Campus?

At least every other Thursday from 9:00AM – 3:30PM. You can stay updated on our Facebook page

How do you choose who you loan to?

We use an online platform called KIVA, and we decide as a club on who to lend our money to other entrepreneurs who we feel have missions or values that align with our own.

What is a microloan?

Microloans are normally any loan up to $50,000. They are intended to help entrepreneurs who may have trouble getting finance from banking services. They help launch and grow small businesses as well as promote stronger communities and local economies by supporting families and creating jobs. These loans have competitive interest rates and terms and fewer fees; however, since we work with KIVA, they are interest-free.

What is KIVA and how does it work?

KIVA is a non profit organization focused on helping low-income entrepreneurs from all over the world. KIVA works as a crowdfunding platform for businesses in all sectors and we use our profits to finance them based on their needs and impact. 100% of every dollar we lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors.

What is a social enterprise?

A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits.

How is this different than a non-profit?

The biggest difference between a social enterprise and a non-profit is that non-profits get their funding from public/private donations (“no-profit business”), while a social enterprise is a for-profit business that is completely self-sustainable independent from donations. In short, we make our own money in order to fund our efforts in social good and sustainability.

Is all of the apparel you print environmentally friendly?

We offer the option of HAE NOW shirts for custom orders, which are fair trade certified and are made from 100% organic cotton. We strongly encourage using HAE Now shirts because the production of these shirts supports equitable wages for workers as well as sustainability, though we do also offer conventional options. Though not every shirt in our own line is printed on HAE Now, we are in the process of transitioning towards widening our offering of shirts printed on HAE Now. In general, we do try to be conscious of the shirts we use in our line, and try to pick the most sustainable printing companies.

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