Building Brands the Righteous Way
Righteous is your one-stop shop for custom design, printing, warehousing, direct sales, and centralized fulfillment of custom-branded employee uniforms, corporate apparel, professional workwear, retail merchandise, and promotional products.
We empower organizations small and large to look great and communicate clear brand messages through our full-service apparel and merchandise programs.
We believe everyone in your company deserves to feel good about what they’re wearing. As your strategic partner in effective branded merchandise programs, we collaborate with you to create quality custom apparel and uniforms that meet your company’s specific needs.
We provide the highest level of service, stand by our work, and live by these values every day. If you’re not happy, we’re committed to working with you until we solve the problem. That’s the Righteous Way.
Aly Salz, MBA
Righteous Origin Story
Back in 1989, Aly and Rick Salz got a business license so they could buy T-shirts at wholesale prices. Back then, they had lots of friends who needed shirts for their youth groups, summer camps, and mission trips. They started as middlemen, taking orders, procuring garments, and taking them to local printers.
It has been 32 years since they got that first business license. That was also the week they got engaged.
Rick and Aly began building a custom screen-printed t-shirt business. Those were the days before widespread computer use or the internet. Invoices were all written by hand in little carbon copy books. Stencils were made with great rolls of Rubylith hand-cut with Exacto blades. Film had to be shot and reshot by a local blueprint shop to get reverse or knock-out images. One job required the precise placement of thousands of dots by hand on film separations.
Moving to Oregon in the early 90’s, they set up shop in the Portland area. Recognizing that business was moving to the web, they added e-commerce and fulfillment services to their offerings. In addition, both founders had early-career restaurant experience. That exposure to hard work and reward reinforced the work ethic and service attitude that’s hardwired into the company even today.
Over time, Righteous evolved from using homemade equipment, to factory-made manual presses, to screen-print machines, to embroidery machines and numerous other advanced technologies. They moved from their garage to larger and larger manufacturing spaces and finally to their own building.
Today, Righteous provides full-service, in-house management and support, including product selection, design, imprinting, e-commerce stores and pop-up shops, warehousing, fulfillment, and shipping. The company’s end-to-end branded merchandise programs support growing businesses, franchise communities, and multi-location outlets in diverse industries nationwide.
Our goals are to help our team and our clients realize they’re capable of more than they thought possible, to inspire our team to truly put others first, and to make a positive difference in the businesses we support. When we help others succeed we, too, realize success.
The past 30 years have been one crazy, lovely, exciting adventure. Here’s to many more years of working alongside our amazing team members and serving our awesome customers.
5 Rules We Live By
- Do what you say you’re going to do. Nothing kills trust like going back on your word.
- Try things. Take risks. Make mistakes. Apologize. Retool. Try again.
- Hire the best people you can afford. They’re less expensive in the long run.
- Adopt new technology sooner rather than later. You’ll stay way ahead of the curve.
- Remember that learning and growing never stop. Life is about continual transformation.
Righteous is a
Woman Owned Business!
A Few of the Brands We Serve
Righteous Words of Praise
“Righteous is the best! For more than 20 years they have pulled out all the stops for us by providing cutting edge design on a budget and always delivered on-time with a smile.”
Mexico Outreach, Azusa Pacific University