The Allmade Experience

A note from the team

Hey Allmade supporters! It’s almost that time, and as we finalize this installment of the Allmade Experience, we would like to thank you for supporting us, and to those who are joining us on this round a special thank you for coming to see first hand what Allmade is about. A few things to help you in preparing your travel: If you haven’t secured your spot yet, and would like to; email us at info@allmade.com.

  • Please book your flights to match the designated arrival and departure windows
  • If you would like to bring supplies to donate we have a list of commonly helpful items to bring. Please Email info@allmade.com for a detailed list of items to bring
  • A passport is required if you are joining us for the The Haiti Experience
  • There are medical precautions that all travelers will be advised about once confirmed
  • Flights are not included in pricing and are self elected

Part 1: The Textile Experience

Come see the how the raw materials that are the base of our mantra “MAKE IT BETTER,” and comprise our soft, environmentally friendly, eco conscious shirts are made, and watch the evolution from bottles to fabric.

August 24-26 (Thur-Sat)

DAY 1 (24th) Thursday

*8/23 Early-Check in at the hotel is not included in pricing, each traveler is responsible for booking and expenses of early check in. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Airport (704) 900-8100

  • Breakfast: Waffle House
    3309 Queen City Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208
  • Tour: Repreve (Unifi, Inc.) (BOTTLES – FIBERS)
  • Lunch: Darryl’s Wood Fired Grill
  • Commute to Northern SC
    Gaffney, SC
  • Tour: Local Knitter (THREAD – FABRIC)
  • Hotel: Hampton Inn Gaffney SC

 

DAY 2 (25th) Friday

  • Breakfast: Cracker Barrel
  • Tour: Saati (Allmade Backer)
  • Commute to Southern SC
    SpunLab Graniteville, SC Facility
    418 Ascauga Lake Road
    Graniteville, SC 29829
    https://www.spunlab.com/
  • Tour: SpunLab (FIBERS – THREAD)
  • Commute to Northern SC
    Carolina Cotton Works
    14 Commerce Drive
    Meadow Creek Industrial Park
    Gaffney, SC 29340
    http://carolinacotton.com/
  • Lunch: Firehouse Subs
  • Tour: Carolina Cotton Works (FABRIC – SHIPMENT)
  • Commute to Airport Hotel
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Airport
    108 Airport Commons Dr,
    Charlotte, NC 28208
    Transfer Airport Hotel
  • Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Airport

 

DAY 3 (26th) Saturday TRANSFER DAY

  • Breakfast: Holiday Inn Express
  • Travel: Team Departs Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • 11:40 AM – 1:52 PM Charlotte (CLT) – Miami (MIA) American 2565
  • Travel: Team Departs Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • 3:34 PM – 5:39 PM Miami (MIA) – Port-au-Prince (PAP) American 971
  • Hotel: Jumecourt Inn
  • Dinner: Jumecourt Inn

Part 2: The Haiti Experience

Join us as we see a real side of Haitian life and meet some the wonderful people who are part the team that are making it better at the Life SA facility. We will be joined by our partners at The GOEX facility as we take a look at the more human element of our Allmade shirt.

DAY 4 (27th) Sunday

  • Breakfast: Jumecourt Inn
  • Visit: Orphanage # 1 TBA
  • Visit: Orphanage # 2 TBA
  • Lunch: Le Daily Cafe
  • Presentation: Status of Haiti – Joe Knittig
  • Dinner: Quartier Latin
  • Presentation: Why Allmade – Ryan Moor/Founders

 

DAY 5 (28th) Monday

  • Breakfast: Jumecourt Inn
  • Tour: Life S.A. (FABRIC – GARMENT)
  • Lunch: Breaking Bread with Allmade Team (Provided)
  • Tour: Papillon
  • Presentation: Allmade printing demo
  • Dinner: Papillon Restaurant

 

DAY 6 (29th) Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Jumecourt
  • Roadtrip: Beach Trip Moulin Sur Mer Beach Resort
  • Lunch: Moulin Sur Mer Beach Resort
  • Presentation: How to help Make It Better
  • Dinner: Servotel
  • Hotel: Servotel

 

DAY 7 (30th) Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Servotel
  • Travel: Team Departs Port-au-Prince International Airport (PAP)

Pricing:
“The Textile Experience”
$1,000.00
*Price does not include: flights; each traveler is responsible for booking their own, extra hotel expenses before designated arrival/departure days and times, taxi and uber costs to and from airports outside trip.

“The Haiti Experience”
$1,000.00
*Price does not include: flights; each traveler is responsible for booking their own, extra hotel expenses before designated arrival/departure days and times, taxi and uber costs to and from airports outside trip.

 

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change.

Join Us For A Trip Behind The T

Join Allmade founders, partners, Early Adopters, and Indiegogo backers on a behind-the-scenes trip to the American South and Haiti, where you will meet the people, tour the facilities, and experience the positive energy behind Allmade shirts.

You will walk the cotton fields of North Carolina, and see used plastic bottles transformed into polyester fibers at the Repreve factory. We’ll meet representatives of Carolina Cotton Works, who will show us how those fibers are spun into yarn, knitted into in fabric, and packaged up for shipping to Haiti.

Then we’ll ship ourselves to Haiti, gathering in Port Au Prince before we connect with the Global Orphan Project and go to their facility. Over the next couple days you’ll tour a couple of the orphanages supported by the GO Project, as well as the Life SA factory where Allmade fabric is actually sewn into Allmade shirts. We’ll stick around until the lunch whistle blows, and sit down with the factory workers to hear their stories over lunch.

Our visit to Haiti winds down with a bus tour and catered picnic in the beautiful Haitian countryside. Between trips and/or over beers, you’ll be educated and inspired by presentations from Allmade and GOEX executives, detailing the environmental and human impact of the garment industry and how you can help Make It Better.

There are so many stories behind the shirts we handle every day, and most of them never get told. Join us on this international adventure and hear those stories first hand, so you can better educate your customers and help create lasting change by generating demand in the market for shirt that’s made better.

For a detailed itinerary, pricing, and a packing list, please let us know you’re interested by submitting this form or emailing contact@allmade.com and we’ll get back to you right away.

Thanks to Our Backers!

Thanks to you, our generous backers, we’ve surpassed our funding goal of $100k and ordered the first production run of Allmade shirts from the GOEX facility in Haiti. In fact, the first batch of made-in-America, Allmade tri-blend fabric has arrived at the facility, and shirts are being sewn as this is posted.

It takes some time to sew 67,000 t-shirts though, so it’s looking like all the various t-shirt perks will ship towards the end of May or possibly early June. We will be sending an email to all our backers in the coming weeks to collect your preferences for size, cut, and color (where applicable).

The Screen Print Experience class and 20×24 Screen perks were fulfilled as they came in… if you haven’t been contacted about yours, please contact us and we will get back to you.

We’d like to extend an extra special thank you to our backers at the $8,000 level, each of which gave us an awesome name for an Allmade shirt color:
Tri-Blend Colors

Cotton Colors

 

The navy blue tri-blend and grey cotton shirts are still un-named. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of garment industry history!

We’re going to keep the campaign up and running here on Indiegogo, with the promise that every penny received here will go towards manufacturing more shirts. For the remainder of this year, we’re expecting all those shirts to go to our Early Adopters, who backed us at the $500 level and in return get early access to inventory as it becomes available.

If you’re a screen printer, it’s not too late to become an Early Adopter. You can read all about the program here.

We want to thank every one of our backers from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for caring about the environment and the plight of economic orphans in Haiti. Thank you for believing that fair pay for dignified work should be the norm in every country. Thank you for believing in us!

And most of all thank you for helping us “Make It Better.