Introducing Black Series II

June 9, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Last year we launched the Ugmonk Black Series with the thought:

“There’s just something elegant about the color black.  It’s sleek, versatile, and understated – a perfect combination for Ugmonk’s minimalist aesthetic.”

You agreed! And you can never have too much black in your wardrobe, so we’re adding 6 new items to the collection with Black Series Part II.



4 more of our best-selling t-shirt designs are now available in sleek new black versions: Plus MinusNever SettleSlow & Steady,and Lowercase. Pick them up individually or grab the 4 Shirt Set for $95.



Our super soft Mountains Crewnecks were a great addition to our Ampersand Crewnecks and now they’re showing their darker side. The new Black Mountains Crewneck features the custom-sewn felt appliqué in charcoal gray.



We’re also introducing this special Black Edition of our popular Premium Aluminum Ampersand. Each ampersand is cut from brushed aluminum and treated with a special anodizing process to give it a sleek black finish. The base is crafted from solid birch with an oil finish. A perfect addition to your home or office.



Can’t decide which items you like most? Grab the Complete Black Series II (all 6 items) and save.



We don’t do this often, but we’re running a special 20% Off Pre-Summer Sale. Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to restock your t-shirt drawer. Use the coupon code SUMMER20 to get 20% Off your entire purchase(ends June 16)

Ugmonk X Merit Collaboration

May 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Every 26 seconds a kid drops out of high school in America. Once a student makes that drastic decision it’s downhill from there. With proper teaching, opportunity, and resources that decision does not have to be made.

We teamed up with our good friends at Merit and designed this special limited edition 26 tee to raise awareness about this issue. 20% of the proceeds will go directly to fund college scholarships.

Each heather black tee is made in the USA and features the special 26 design, complete with custom Merit sleeve patch and Ugmonk hem tag. These tees will only be available for 26 days.

Get your own limited edition tee here.



This shirt/project is all about awareness. 26 influencers across the world have partnered with us to show their support for education. Together, we are working to spread the importance of this message. From May 1-27 each influencer post a creative photo of the 26 tee on Instagram with the hashtag #Every26Seconds.

We’d love for you to join the movement and pledge your support by ordering your very own 26 tee posting a photo with the hashtag #Every26Seconds.

Learn more about the campaign and grab a tee here.

Thanks for your support!

6 New Items are Here

April 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Day and night are the consistent rhythm of all of our lives.  Some of us are early birds, up at the crack of dawn, while others are night owls, just getting started when the sun goes down.  These new tees are an Ugmonk interpretation of Day and Night.

Pick up your favorite one or grab the set here.



We’re also excited to release fresh colors for 2 of our classic designs: Clearly Ambiguous and It’s About Time. We also just restocked the several other tees including the original charcoal color of Clearly Ambiguous.

Check them out in the shop.



Since we’ve had such a great response to our Ampersand Baseball Caps, we decided to add two brand new caps featuring our beloved Mountains design. Offered in the classic black and gray or the brand new olive green, each vintage style baseball cap is carefully crafted by Ebbets Field Flannels in Seattle. Made from a lightweight wool with adjustable leather strap, these hats are great for all-season wear.

A Small Part of Something Big

April 16, 2015 | 6 Comments

A couple weeks ago my wife and I had the privilege to return to Honduras to visit some of the orphanages that we support through our Charity Drive in partnership with Rice Bowls. It’s been awesome to be able to develop deeper relationships with the kids each time we visit. From endless piggy back rides, to playing soccer and basketball, to just hanging out with them while they make fun of our terrible Spanish, it was an exhausting week but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. As you can see from the photos these kids are full of energy!

From the outside it may seem illogical to take a whole week off when there’s so much work to get done and emails piling up, but I can’t even tell you how refreshing it is to step away from my desk and be 100% present serving these kids.

One thing I’ve learned in life and running a business is that our lives will always be busy and only get busier. Sometimes you just have to force yourself to break away and do the things that you “hope to get around to” someday. Whether that’s helping at an orphanage or visiting a family member you haven’t seen in a while, you won’t regret it.

Thanks to all of you who help us feed these beautiful kids and play a small part of something big!

Learn more about Rice Bowls and how to get involved:

New Mini Sketchbooks

March 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Inspiration can strike at any time and it’s important to capture those ideas wherever you are. Although we have all sorts of devices and technology around us, sometimes the best way to think through an idea is with old fashioned pen and paper. There’s something about physically writing things down that helps us remember and process them differently.

The new Mini Sketchbook Set includes 3 sketchbooks featuring 3 of our favorite designs. The books are made in the USA from 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable-based inks. Each book contains 32 blank pages, measuring 3.5″ x 5″ – a perfect size to carry in a pocket or bag. Check out all of the details here.

View all of the Mini Sketchbook Details Here

We have a lot more in the works including some special collaborations that I’ll be sharing more details about soon.

Next week, we’re off to Honduras to help at one of the orphanages that we partner with. You can follow me on Instagram for photos of our trip.

Ampersand Insulated Bottle

February 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Travel mugs are a dime a dozen these days, but most of them have issues like a clunky handle, flimsy construction, or poor insulation. Rather than trying to solve these problems on our own we decided to team up with our favorite bottle company Klean Kanteen to make some awesome Ugmonk travel mugs.

This 16oz vacuum insulated bottle will keep your drinks warm for up to 6 hours or cold for up to 24 hours. The insulation also means your bottle won’t sweat and soak through your bag or burn your hand. The wide mouth opening and 18/8 food-grade stainless steel makes it easy to clean and keeps it from retaining flavors. The wide mouth also makes it easy to fill and pour. There’s no need for special shaped ice cubes.

Choose from the twist top cafe cap for easy access to your beverage or add a perfectly spill proof loop cap that allows you to easily clip your bottle onto your bag or belt.

Check out the full details in the shop.

Check out the full details in the shop.

Startup Camp Podcast Interview

February 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment

I was honored to be the guest on Dale Partridge’s StartupCamp Podcast and share the story behind Ugmonk’s success and my vision for the brand. Dale is an incredible entrepreneur and leader and someone I’ve always admired. From the amazing things he did with Sevenly to what he’s doing now with StartupCamp and his new book People Over Profit, he’s an inspiration in all that he does. Be sure to check out the rest of the podcast episodes as well. Lots of great insight and stories from other entrepreneurs and business owners.

Listen to the Podcast Here

(Or listen on iTunes here)

Mountains in the Mountains

February 5, 2015 | 2 Comments

Our new Mountains Crewnecks have been selling faster than we can make them. We just restocked them in all sizes so if you’ve been wanting to grab one, now’s your chance.

We teamed up with our talented friend Bethany Olson for a special Mountains photoshoot to showcase the crewnecks out in the wild. Pick one up in the shop and stay cosy in this super soft fleece.

More photos and details here.

Making Room

January 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Over the years our collection has grown from just 4 different tees to almost 200 hundred different products. While we hate to say goodbye to any of our products, we have to make space for all of the new stuff that we have planned for 2015.

Now’s your last chance to snag the final stock of the following tees before they’re gone for good. Sizes and quantities are limited. Grab them now for only $19 each. Click here to shop the sale.

2014 Year in Review

January 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

2014 was our biggest year yet! We released more products, sold more products, had more website visits, and set a new record for our annual Charity Drive. These past 6.5 years have been a fun journey and we’ve had our ups and downs, but thankfully more ups than downs.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and allowed me to continue pursuing my creative passion. I’m incredibly grateful that I get to wake up every day and continue pushing the brand to new heights!

Here are some of our favorite moments from the past year:

Here’s to an even bigger 2015!