about our company

we work with companies both large and small


“...We’re the company that knows how to take your ideas out of your head and put them in your hands.”
— Keith & Kelby

our founders

Just a couple students of the University of Tennessee, we founded Threds back in 1994, and we’ve learned a lot about building a business and positioning a brand since. What began as a small vintage jeans and T-shirt shop has grown into a 30,000 square-foot facility that provides a plethora of apparel and promotional products and services, delivering locally and to nearly 70 countries around the world.  

Our repertoire has increased over time as well, and we’ve become a point of contact for everything from creative services and event support, to e-commerce and merchandising, to warehousing for our fulfillment programs. Think of us, Threds, as an extension of your marketing team, the company to call when it comes to Expanding Your Brand Reach.

In short, we’re the company that knows how to take your ideas out of your head and put them in your hands. That's why. And we’re thankful you found us.


Kelby Shymlock and Keith Phillips



our mission

We take our passion of custom design and branded merchandise to partner with companies of all sizes - our mission is to ensure their brand messaging is achieved through perfectly crafted, high-quality goods. Contact Us and find out more about how Threds can help you Expand Your Brand Reach.

What our customers are saying

  • "Great Company to deal with. I can see why Sea Ray uses your company. I have never had a online store reach out to me to say I didn't use the Promo code and now I have a credit on my account!! Thank you."

    - Danny Szarka

    via Google

  • "Awesome printing and design staff! Best customer service and an excellent experience each and every time we order from Threds...and they have been our go to printing company since they opened many years ago. A big THANK YOU goes out to Andy and Frank...your the BEST!"

    - Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC

    via Google

  • "They always exceed our expectations . . . If you’re looking for a partner, I would definitely recommend Threds."

    — Jen Nicklas, Marketing | Mercury Marine

    via Threds.com

  • "We enjoy all the aspects that they bring to our partnership, but the friendship and the trust we have makes us enjoy working with them so much more."

    — Steve Early, Vice President of Marketing | Vol Network

    via Threds.com

  • "We’re really excited to work with a company that can really provide so many additional assets that build upon what we’ve been doing."

    — Elizabeth Brasch, Marketing Director | Mellow Mushroom

    via Threds.com

  • "Huge shoutout to Andy and the rest of your staff! Picked up my first order for my SEIZureLIFE charity this morning and the shirts were perfect! They took my idea, made it a reality, and did it very smooth and efficiently. I look forward to more orders in the future!"

    — Nathan Alexander

    via Facebook