WMC 6: Meet Jordan Schiller from Real Thread

Jordan Schiller from Real Thread

From Graphic Design Podcast – Go Media Podcast 011
Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 6: Maker Space and “State of the Merch” panel participant Jordan Schiller


Let’s meet our Platinum Sponsor, Jordan Schiller of Real Thread!

Jordan is returning to sponsor your favorite graphic design conference in the world, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest. We sat down to talk to Jordan a few weeks back to catch up and talk about what we might see out of the Real Thread gang at this year’s fest. You can read on to find out, or listen in over at our Go Media Graphic Design Podcast archives on Soundcloud.

JS – My name is Jordan Schiller and I’m a part of the team over at Real Thread. What Real Thread does is we print water-based and discharged t-shirts. So, we take your design and we’ll print it out onto any sort of t-shirt, hoodie, tank top, whatever it is, with water-based and discharged paint right in the fabric of the shirt, rather than it sitting on top of it. So, it’s a super soft, comfortable shirt that people love to wear. It usually ends up becoming people’s favorite shirt because it is so soft. And, it just represents people’s stories so well, because people actually want to wear the t-shirt. If you’re trying to represent your company, or your clothing line, or whatever it is, this is usually a good way. So, that’s really who Real Thread is. We print t-shirts. We love design. We love creatives and designers, and we strive to create the most delightful t-shirt experience in the world. We’re not perfect at it, but that’s what we strive for.

Heather – You do print very delightful t-shirts. I can attest to that. I have your shirt from last year that I screenprinted myself.

JS – Nice.

HS – Actually, I just saw a shirt that you printed for Jeff [Finley]. His “Wake Up, Show Up” shirt. I didn’t make contact with the shirt myself, but it looked super soft.

JS – Well, you’ll have to pick one up. His book release is pretty sweet. I hope it’s going well for him. But, you mentioned the shirts we printed at WMC last year. We were at a conference called Creative South which is in Georgia, and there’s just random people walking around that conference wearing those WMC Fest shirts. So, it’s cool that people loved printing them themselves and loved the shirt so much that they’re wearing them a whole year after. That’s awesome.


HS – Yeah. The Go Media staff are often twinning all the time, wearing our Real Thread shirts from last year. Like we were saying. Last year, our attendees were swarming around the Real Thread vendor village booth that you had. What can we expect to see from you this year?

JS – Oh, man. It’ll definitely be a place to get your hands dirty, have a lot of fun, and just chill and hang out. We’re definitely all about printing and those experiences. So yeah, more of the printing. It’ll probably be a limited quantity, so make your way up to the Maker Space as soon as you can!

Want to check out Real Thread for yourself? You won’t regret it.

Thanks a million to Real Thread for sponsoring this year’s WMC Fest! Check out our full list of sponsors at wmcfest.com and buy tickets for Cleveland Design Conference Weapons of Mass Creation Festival Now!

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