Creating rad and modern threads for you and your littles since 2014.
While being a stay at home mom to her two littles, Mel Lay, Sandilake's Founder, couldn't find any tees for her daughters that weren't covered in sparkles princesses. So she decided to make her kid's graphic tees that she would wear, and started screen printing tees in her garage. Little did she know that within a few short years, Sandilake Clothing would be recognized world-wide as the brand that took on Target, and aired internationally on ABC's Shark Tank.
After airing on Shark Tank and turning down an offer from Barbara, Mel opened a storefront In Portland, OR. The brand grew exponentially, and while she loved Sandilake like a third child, she was feeling overwhelmed and decided to take a step back and spend more time with her family. During this time, Sandilake was purchased and ran by a super awesome mom in Florida. After a couple years of continuing to deliver the SandiLake brand across the country, the mom was ready to move on. Mel teamed up with entrepreneur and e-commerce guru, Peter Cuderman, to take back the reigns!
We are so excited to be back!!!!
Read below to hear from Mel and Peter:
Mel Lay: Hi everyone! I am beyond thrilled to be back in this incredible community & to continue building this brand! Selling Sandilake and trying to move on was incredibly hard! The love for this company never left! While I was away, I was able to spend some much needed quality time with my beautiful family! My girls are growing up quickly! We built an adventure van to travel all over the US on as many adventures as possible and I continued to help build the eco-friendly t-shirt brand: Allmade Apparel! Needless to say, with the pandemic, home-schooling, and quarantine, I am ready to be back! I missed all of you SO MUCH! Dressing your littles is the greatest honor of my life!
Peter Cuderman: I'm excited to introduce myself to the SandiLake family. I am just finishing up my time in the Marine Corps. My background is in law, business, and specifically investing in e-commerce projects for scalability. For so many of you, SandiLake has been a staple for your family whether it be celebrations for birthdays, birth announcements, or just plain fun (with our lifestyle tees). Mel and I look forward to continuing that tradition of providing the highest quality products to our SandiLake families all across the world.
Sandilake has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Forbes, Time.com, and Buzzfeed. Sandilake Clothing even landed a spot on ABC’s Shark Tank. Visit our blog section or press page to hear about Target and our #merica shirt going viral.
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