Have you ever wondered, “What makes Scrappy Apparel Company scrappy?” 

(If not, that’s OK. We’re going to share the answer anyway.)

When you search the word “scrappy” on Google, the first definition that pops up is from Oxford Languages, and it reads: consisting of disorganized, untidy, or incomplete parts.

scrappy definition

“Disorganized” and “incomplete” might be words that described the first few years of this company, but we like to think we gave the word “scrappy” a big ol’ redecoration as we’ve matured and perfected the business. 

To us—and we hope to you as well—to be scrappy is to follow your dreams. It means to create something huge from a vision that once seemed impossible. To be scrappy is to dedicate yourself to a dream and give it your all, even when you’re starting with very little. We’re scrappy at our finest. 

Scrappy Flashbacks to ‘06

What happens when two guys who played college soccer together enter the corporate world after graduating? They quit and start their own business! 

Grant Kevins and Chris Berena played college soccer together at West Virginia University, and they both entered the corporate world shortly after graduation. They quickly realized that working a 9 to 5 wasn’t what they wanted to do, so they decided to take matters into their own hands. They went from teammates to best friends to best man to business partners and created the ever-so-famous and amazing Scrappy Apparel. 

From the start, Grant and Chris hand-pressed every t-shirt to ensure perfection. They worked endless hours bringing their dreams to life. Not only was Scrappy Apparel Company a thing, but they also had Scrappy Music. This side hustle encouraged small, independent artists to express their talent and stream their music on Scrappy’s online radio platform. From the start, Chris and Grant wanted to give people the chance to show off their coolness. 

What did the Scrappy creators have in common with the small music artists? Not only were they both trying to make a name for themselves, but they could also use t-shirts to grow their audience and reach. With that, Scrappy Apparel Company and Scrappy Music artists worked together to create some shirts.

A lot more happened over the years, like printing “Made in Heaven” on all neck labels, organizing Scrappy hours with local bands/restaurants, and even getting banned from Craigslist. (We promoted ourselves too much in the band/musician section. Craigslist wasn’t happy about it.)

Scrappy continued to grow through dedication, hard work, and many, many, many long nights. If you don’t believe Grant and Chris love their business, just ask them how many years went by without them collecting the fruits of their labor. The answer is a few years. Yes, plural

What makes Scrappy different from the rest?

Now that we’ve established Scrappy’s origins, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty about what makes this business so damn special and different from the rest. To us, scrappy means giving the very best there is to give. We hope all our current and future customers know they are getting the most exceptional service from us (and let’s not forget to mention the best prices, too.) 

Scrappy Apparel is an online savior version of your local print shop. We provide enterprise-level processes with the personalized customer service you’d expect from the print shop down the street. But Scrappy can print 10,000 shirts without breaking a sweat. We will help you scale your brand to infinity and beyond.

About our work

We base our work on our customers’ happiness. We want to make sure that once you receive your order, you immediately know that you made the right choice in working with Scrappy. We offer garments from the waist up, and we do all the legwork to source the highest-quality fabrics for our customers. That’s the true scrappy way. 

Our proprietary Brand Building Process that other manufacturers simply can’t beat

Our Brand Building Process (BBP) streamlines the ordering experience so you can get your order manufactured without worrying about misprints, delays, or low-quality products. Our BBP is your new BFF.

Our pre-production layout review ensures that your order will turn out exactly how you imagined it would. Our BBP guarantees your products will be beautiful, bold, and straight out of your dreams.

It starts off with a simple click of a button. You roam around our website, see some things you like, and decide you want to learn more. Once you click Get Your Quote, our team will get to work. We’ll get back to you within 24 business hours with a sweet-sounding estimate. We know how valuable your time is, and we know how precious your money is, too. 

Once your estimate is approved, it’s pre-production time, baby. We connect you with one of our Scrappy Sales Reps who will show you pre-production layouts. (That’s a fancy term for proofs.) You can request edits until you’re happy. At the end of the day, we want you to love the products you get.

After you approve your pre-production layout, you can let us get to work while you sit back and relax. We’re quick and precise, and we’ll have your order at your doorstep in no time. Shipping is free, and your orders will always arrive on time. Absolutely no excuses. 

If you thought things couldn’t get any better, we fold and polybag every order so every garment is retail-ready. We also offer private labeling services so our customers can own their custom apparel and integrate it into their brands. You could say that our company is the “Renaissance Man” of the custom apparel industry (meaning we’re good at many things!)

We pride ourselves in being more than just manufacturers. We are true custom apparel partners. Our team will advise you on the best decisions for your project to help your brand succeed (and look fly while doing it). 

brand building process

Materials so good that you’ll reevaluate your whole closet.

Not only is our work process unmatched, but the colors, fabrics, and machines we use are top-notch and best of the best. Not to brag, but what can we say? We like things to feel and look high-quality without the pocket-breaking designer prices.

We make all our apparel with the finest fabrics you can find. If there’s one thing about us that isn’t all that scrappy, it’s our high-end threads. For some of our products, we use Pima Cotton straight from Peru. This is the softest cotton you’ll get your hands on, and we pride ourselves on offering such amazing quality for even better prices. 

Let’s talk hats now. As we said, we can do anything from the waist up. If you’re looking for some cool hats, we have you covered. In fact, we have the best custom hat program in the world. Our cut and sew hat service allows you to completely customize your hat, so it will be unique to your brand.

Our inks are vibrant, long-lasting, and opaque. Not only do we promise you striking colors on your prints, but we also have a variety of different inks we use that allow us to deliver picture-perfect products. Whether you’re looking for plastisol, water-based, or discharge inks, we have it all!

To top it all off, if you want that extra pizzaz, we offer custom embroidery. You read that right. If this is the service you choose, the ride to perfection is smooth sailing. All you need to do is send us your design, and we’ll have it stitched out in real life in no time. The word “mistake” isn’t in our scrappy vocabulary, so we show you how things will look from the start to make sure you will be happy with the finished product.

Customer service that feels like a friend. 

If there’s one thing that Chris and Grant have clear, it’s the long and hard process that it took for them to get to where they currently are. Although they are no longer hand-pressing shirts now (thankfully), they do their best to ensure that the team members they bring into the Scrappy family are a good cultural fit. Scrappy is a lifestyle, after all.

One key characteristic of being scrappy is giving our undivided attention to the wants, needs, and desires of our valuable customers. Our customer service is unmatched. Despite our growth, we pride ourselves on being a custom apparel brand that offers personalized support for our customers. Sure, you can find another custom apparel brand on Google in seconds—but we assure you, you won’t find efficiency, quality, and humanness the way we do it.

Besides, why wouldn’t we want to give our undivided attention to customers who want the coolest garments, whether it be for their business or for personal use? You’d be surprised how many amazing shirts we have printed and how fulfilling it is to complete each project. Honestly, we’re beyond blessed.

We think a key factor in our success with customers is having a deep understanding of what they want. You can order custom t-shirts from hundreds of different companies, but how many companies have the BBP? Does any other company offer incredible quality, cost-effective prices, and customer-focused service? Hell to the no.

At Scrappy Apparel Company, we take our time to understand your project, make recommendations based on our expertise, and co-create your apparel with you to ensure your project exceeds your expectations. We work to help you the best bang for your buck.

Finally, we believe that our customers are a big part of what makes Scrappy Apparel Company scrappy. We may be custom apparel experts, but you all are what helps our business thrive. Your creativity, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit make you true scrappy heroes.

There would not be any shirts to print, hats to embroider, or orders to package if we didn’t have such kickass clients such as yourself. Without you, Grant and Chris would not be in the apparel industry today, and that would be truly heartbreaking.

why choose scrappy apparel company

Welcome to the Scrappy Apparel Company family.

Whether you’re part of the Scrappy family already or you’re someone searching for the best custom apparel print shop to ever exist, we hope you no longer feel the need to hesitate in choosing us. Scrappy Apparel Company wants you all to feel welcomed, assisted, and at the end of the day, happy with how your products turn out. We assure you that no other custom apparel company you find online will give you the attention and amazing results you will get with us. 

In case you forgot, here are a few more reasons why you should work with us:

  • Scrappy Apparel is an online alternative to your local print shop. We provide enterprise-level scalability with the same personalized customer service you’d expect from the shop down the street. Scrappy can print thousands of shirts in a short time. If you’re looking to scale, we’re the ones to call—and your brand will never outgrow us because our manufacturing capabilities grow stronger year after year.
  • We are more than just a t-shirt printing company. We are true custom apparel partners. Our team will advise you on the best decisions for your project to make your brand successful, and we’ll help you through every step of the process. Instead of being in the dark, you’ll know exactly what’s going on with your order at all times.
  • Our orders are always on time (or early), and we ship free to the USA.
  • Our Brand Building Process (BBP) makes ordering custom apparel a piece of cake. We’ll take care of all the heavy lifting for you and send you pre-production layouts to review and approve—so there are no surprises when your order arrives.

We hope you don’t take this as bragging, but we’ve put so much care and attention (and money) into this brand that we are confident in its abilities now and in the future. 

So, to finish things off, we are scrappy because we love what we do. We have been passionate about our work since 2006, and we will continue to do it forever.

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