New line of t-shirts support local businesses

Ambrose at WMCAT helping shops closed by Coronavirus
Posted at 2:24 PM, May 12, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As many small businesses in West Michigan are closed or running at limited capacity, one local screen printing shop is stepping up to help them out.

Ambrose at WMCAT is now offering a line of custom t-shirts and tote bags called "Bound as One." They feature the logos of local companies, with half of the proceeds of each sale are donated to the business printed on the shirt or bag.

“I saw the need especially within restaurants and coffee shops owned by friends and neighbors,” said manager Juan Garcia. “With the project aligning closely to the mission of WMCAT, which includes providing economic opportunities, we felt it was a great way to connect our community in support of our neighbors during this crisis.”

Currently the shirts and bags are only available by pre-sale, meaning you'll have to make an order before the shirts are made. The shopping window closes at 3pm on Friday, May 15, with a new pre-sale period beginning May 18.

T-shirts are $20 and bags are $10. Orders are expected to ship out on Sunday, May 17.

If you miss out on this round of orders, Garcia says he plans to open another round soon.