Our Story

About TS Designs

To learn about TS Designs, we start in 1977. TS Designs began as a small, manual screen printing operation. However, it only took a few years for the company to become fully automated, printing shirts for big brands like Nike, Tommy, Polo, GAP, etc. Unfortunately, after the 1993 implementation of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), TS Designs watched as customer after customer transitioned accounts to Mexico in order to take advantage of lower costs as a result.

After this, TS Designs did not call it quits like many of their colleagues in the manufacturing industry. CEO Tom Sineath (retired in 2015) and president Eric Henry turned to fellow business owner and longtime friend Sam Moore for a new direction. As a result, Sam introduced Tom and Eric to the triple-bottom-line business model. This model is focused on three equally important bottom lines: People, the Planet, and Profits.

Now, Tom and Eric were armed with an exciting new business model – and a healthy amount of crazy. They sought to align themselves with, and cater to, a then-fringe group: The Green Movement. The result was a period of steady progression, exciting new developments, and lessons learned as the company leaders continually pushed the boundaries on what was possible in printing technology, and what it meant to source from local supply chains.

Today, TS Designs still sells largely to local, environmentally and socially-conscious businesses, and organizations that make up The Green Movement. Not only that, but they also print for any organization looking for a locally-made, better quality product with a better environmental and social impact. Eric Henry, CEO and President, continues with a spirit of innovation as the company expands its line of in-house apparel brands.

You can help us be a successful example of a triple bottom line business as we continuously work to improve our social and environmental influence. Order your shirts from TS Designs!

Our Team

Eric Henry

Eric Henry

President & CEO

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Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault

Communications Director

Travis Clark

Travis Clark

Screen Department Manager

Lydia Paylor

Lydia Paylor

Operations Coordinator

Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine Simpson

Financial Manager

Mark Rameriz

Mark Rameriz

Dye House Manager

Shannon Clark

Shannon Clark

Chief Operating Officer

Courtney Lockemer

Courtney Lockemer

Solid State Brand Manager

Darlene Watson

Darlene Watson

Art Manager

Rosalinda Cruz

Rosalinda Cruz

Development + Strategy

Adam Lynch

Adam Lynch

Web Design & IT

Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy

Production Floor Manager

Visit Us

We’d love to give you a tour! There are a lot of cool things going on at TS Designs, and we’re happy to show you around. To learn more or reserve time, please contact Eric Henry via email.

 

Pick Up Your Order

Did you choose the “Pick Up at TSD” option on your retail order? If you’re a local, that’s a great way to save a little money! Connect with our staff in the front office to collect your order. You should be able to find Lydia easily as you walk through our main front door.

Or you can use the bucks you saved to pick up a tee from our Breakroom Boutique – there are some great options available that aren’t available online. You can stop by anytime between 9am – 5pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am- 12pm on Fridays.

2053 Willow Springs Ln, Burlington, NC 27215