About – Brist MFG
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Our Mission

At Brist, our mission is to build partnerships by delivering thoughtful goods designed to be worn out, not thrown out. Branded merchandise can be an extremely powerful tool to build brand trust, create brand awareness, engage employees, and drive revenue.  At Brist, we intend to help companies and organizations who are not focused on apparel output branded merchandise that can stand side-by-side with their primary product or service and mirror the same level of quality in craftsmanship and design that you’d expect from your favorite retail brand.

To accomplish this goal, we provide businesses/brands with all the necessary tools to think and act like an apparel brand. We believe in retail quality, sustainably-minded options, and transparent sourcing. When one thinks of branded apparel that is sustainably made, we hope that they think of Brist. Today we operate two distinct manufacturing channels.

  1. Overseas Manufacturing - this includes full custom products built & designed from the ground up for our customers.
  2. Domestic Manufacturing - this includes in-house and out-of-house screen printing, embroidery, heat press, and sewing operations to meet the needs of customers who have tighter timelines or lower quantities.

Additionally, Brist provides e-commerce management and warehousing/fulfillment services that provide our customers with a completely hands-off experience.

Our Story

How it started

From a private label outdoor lifestyle brand in our CEO’s dorm room to an end-to-end branded apparel solution with millions of products designed and manufactured worldwide, the story of Brist MFG is your typical zany, trials/tribulations, zero-to-hero, rockstar startup story.


We kind of make it all. Check out our catalogs for product types, materials, timelines, and pricing.

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Sustaining Our Future

Textiles are one of the top contributors to landfills around the globe which is why we take a strong stance on designing apparel that doesn’t end up as trash. We focus on quality design, materials, and low minimums to set a foundation for sustainable practices for our customers. We are proud to announce that we've integrated sustainable options across all of our product categories. Download our Sustainability Guide for more info.

Sustainability Catalog

Brist Blog

Tracking Trends

We get pretty nerdy when it comes to apparel trends, major market drivers, new materials, hottest colors of the year, etc. Feel free to reference our blog when making your vision board for this season’s apparel line.

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Certifications That Count

We strive to design and manufacture thoughtful and eco-friendly branded apparel. Here's how:

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Give us a ring

Our Account Managers are standing by and ready to take your call. Or email. Or DM. Or smoke signal. Look, we’re ready as all get out to kick your apparel headache to the curb and work together to create the most compelling merchandise you can imagine. Let’s do it together.

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