To gather members of the decorated apparel industry together and to raise money for a worthy cause, The Ink Kitchen recently hosted a “Lucky 13 Bash,” on Friday, April 13 at Motion Textile’s Sacramento, Calif., facility. Hosted by Ink Kitchen co-conspirators Tom Davenport (who owns Motion Textile) and Rick Roth, the party featured The BellRays, a band out of Riverside, Calif. that are self-described as “an all-original, high-energy, punk, funk, rock and soul band.” In addition to the amazing music, guests enjoyed Sam Adams beer, great food, and, of course, a cool event T-shirt from Alternative, AllMade or Bella, and a bag from Bayside for free.
All proceeds from the bash benefitted the Sacramento Food Bank, https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/, a local, nonprofit agency committed to serving individuals and families in need. More than $12,000 was donated from the event in the form of cash, food, and custom-printed T-shirts.
None of this could have happened without the sponsorship and support of many companies from the decorated apparel industry. Special thanks goes out to Hirsch, SanMar, Hanes, Bella, Bayside, Alternative, Los Angeles Apparel, Boston Beer, Amy’s Kitchen, Union Ink, Albatross, Transfer Express, GSF, Douthitt, Saati, Champion, MHM, Tajima, theshirtboard.com, Rutland, and Jakprints.
The Ink Kitchen, www.theinkkitchen.com is a garment decorator’s blog founded in 2014 by veteran industry screen printers Tom Davenport, Motion Textile, Sacramento, Calif., and Rick Roth, Mirror Image, Pawtucket, R.I. The pair trade off duties writing on timely topics of interest to anyone who makes a living at decorating apparel.
Topics include artwork, business, embroidery, Misprint Monday, screen printing, employees, ethics, organics and much more. The pair also are a visible presence at industry trade shows and events where they make themselves available to answer questions and provide valuable information to those getting started or grappling with challenges. MORE INFO