Screen Printing

Tiller

Live Righteously

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As a screen printing company that takes pride in helping artists and designers reach their goals, we take particular pride in helping creatives take their brands to new heights. Tiller is one of those brands that began with a simple idea - tomorrow isn't promised so live rightously. We interviewed the creator of Tiller ATL, Ashlee Maltbia-Burgess, to learn more about the brand and its committment to be, above all else, inclusive. 

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Could you tell us a little bit about the origins of the brand?

 
I have always been a fan of fashion, streetwear to be exact. I love how it has no gender attached to it. Society spends so much time placing people and things into boxes and I hate it. Growing up I was always uncomfortable in women’s clothing but when I wore men’s clothes I wasn’t uncomfortable at all. I was just uncomfortable with the stigma that came with it. You know the “she’s wants to be a boy” comments and the questioning of my sexuality. Why would you want to place anyone in a box especially based off of their choice of clothing? With so much time in a day people use a lot of it judging others. With that feeling in mind TILLER the name was born Time Is Low Live Everyday Righteously. With all that has gone on and is going on in the world there is no time for anything but doing what’s RIGHT. Treating people equally no matter the Gender, Race Religion or Background
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How would you describe your design process?

 
I am a very simple but fun person. So when creating designs for my garments I like to do a mixture of both. I also like implementing colors of upcoming sneaker releases.
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How has Atlanta influenced your brand?

 
I’ve been in Atlanta for almost nine years and I can say what I love most is the FREEDOM to be who you are. To make mistakes and try again. How you can have the street smart of someone from Bankhead and sit in meetings with those from Buckhead. It’s a melting Pot for all kids of people it’s a city for Everybody. And that what TILLER is it’s for Everybody. 

Express yourself, find your joy, Love fully, and above all Live Righteously.

There a lot of options for garment decoration out there, what about screenwriting stands out to you and your brand?

 

With streetwear I don’t think you can go wrong with any type of decorating. But screen printing in my eyes is just better quality. I want customers to be able to to wash and dry my pieces and it still look the same. Screen printing provides a durability that I think matches the type of pieces I am putting out. 

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Any advice for anybody trying to launch their brand?

 
Maintain a great level of sticktoitiveness. It’s not easy at all especially if you are trying to do more than just earn a quick buck. Build the right relationships with people, you never know who or how they can help you and your brand. 
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Any dope projects in the works for Tiller?

 
Actually yes. A lot of my 1st collection was to get the brand name out there. The fun has just begun. Subscribe to our email list www.tilleratl.com to be the first to know about our latest drops. 
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To learn more about the Tille brand, visit tilleratl.com
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