ABOUT BRIST

Why do we do what we do?


Brist was created, not by convenience, but by necessity. In 2010, we entered into the textile industry as a small private label that grew into a lifestyle brand sold by national retailers.  As we attempted to grow, we realized that the manufacturing industry had one standard: massive order minimums with no regard for over-production and no room for small brands like us.  Like many small businesses, we were constrained by the outdated textile industry that didn’t adhere to our needs. But instead of giving up when we couldn’t meet the order minimums, we chose to challenge the status quo and revolutionize the way companies design, manufacture, and receive products, regardless of their size. At Brist we believe in the idea of creating sustainable supply chains. By committing to quick turnaround times and low minimum orders we reduce excess waste allowing us to focus on high customization and private label design while at the same time giving companies what they need when they need it.  From start to finish, Brist provides our clients with garment design, cut and sew manufacturing, e-commerce, warehousing & fulfillment. Brist is changing the textile industry one garment at a time and we invite companies small and large to be a part of our journey to weave together a more sustainable future.

MEET OUR TEAM

Brendan Pape

BRENDAN PAPE

Owner / CEO


Travis Huisman

TRAVIS HUISMAN

COO


Patrick Donovan

PATRICK DONOVAN

Director of Operations


Olivia Sittauer

OLIVIA SITTAUER

Sales Lead


Angie Thorpe

ANGIE THORPE

Account Manager


Deb Gaiz

DEB GAIZ

Account Manager


Desi Tarris

DESI TARRIS

Account Manager


Hannah Garrett

HANNAH GARRETT

Account Manager


Nate Merklinghaus

NATE MERKLINGHAUS

Account Manager


Ben Waples

BEN WAPLES

Account Coordinator


Marcus Johnson

MARCUS JOHNSON

Account Coordinator


Christine Lotz

CRISTINE LOTZ

Account Coordinator


Lael Berk

LAEL BERK

Merchandise Coordinator


Cameron Parker

CAMERON PARKER

Creative Director


Nick Serianni

NICK SERIANNI

Design Lead


Andy Pritiken

ANDY PRITIKEN

Senior Designer


Carsten Hansen

CARSTEN HANSEN

Senior Designer


Chelsea Taylor

CHELSEA TAYLOR

Graphic Designer


Katie Doyle

KATIE DOYLE

Marketing Lead


Curtis Cartier

CURTIS CARTIER

Visual Content Designer


Cody Cikanek

CODY CIKANEK

Production Manager


Austin Herrmann

Austin Herrmann 

Press Apprentice


Connor Darrow

CONNOR DARROW

Production Team


David Smith

DAVID SMITH

Production Team


Hugh Rountry

HUGH ROUNTRY

Press Operator


Lissa Clear

LISSA CLEAR

Assistant Production Manager


Namgyal Nepali

Namgyal Nepalu

Production Team


Shannon Flynn

Shannon Flynn

Production Team


Dylan Dalgarn

DYLAN DALGARN

Shipping Coordinator


Allie Holterman

ALLIE HOLTERMAN

Executive Assistant


Michelle Duckowitz

Michelle Duckowitz

Bookkeepr


Nicole Motlik

NICOLE MOTLIK

Administrator


Alex Miller

ALEX MILLER

Sourcing Manager


Dani Greenwood

DANI GREENWOOD

Sourcing Assistant


Jason Ling

JASON LING

Sourcing Manager


Elizabeth Isenhart

ELIZABETH ISENHART

In-house Sewing Operator


Zack Paukert

ZACK PAUKERT

Director of E-Commerce


Burch Ault

BURCH AULT

E-Commerce Manager


Lucas Merklinghaus

LUCAS MERKLINGHAUS

Warehouse Manager


Riley Swenson

RILEY SWENSON

Ecommerce Assistant


Nick Brown

NICK BROWN

Domestic Hat Specialist





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