Brett Bridgman

Founder

About Doo Dah Apparel

Doo Dah means excitement. At Doo Dah Apparel LLC, that is exactly what we are. We are excited about a sustainable, reusable, regenerative, socially responsible apparel industry. We make an effort to support local artists, laborers, and small businesses right here in America.

We value products made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton and linen, recycled metals and gems, holistically natural dyes, and alternative leathers made from mycelium or invasive fish species. Utilizing recycled and/or biodegradable packaging and carbon neutral shipping are essential characteristics of every socially responsible business, including ours.
The most problematic approach to business as we’ve known it in America is an emphasis on the bottom line. The bottom line means people are disposable. It means unions that protect an employee’s wellbeing are a direct affront to a healthy capitalistic society. The bottom line means we should privatize Social Security and eliminate protections guaranteed in the Affordable Care Act. Why? Because the bottom line believes people are a costly problem, and it’s the reason the middle class, the heart and soul of our great country, continues to shrink. That’s about as un-American as it gets, and it’s simply wrong.

It’s the unique diversity of the United States that makes us the greatest country on earth. Our diversity needs to be respected, supported, and celebrated. Minority-owned businesses are beautiful, and they’re important to what we’re doing at Doo Dah Apparel. We value women, so we’ll be lifting them up as much as we’re able to. As far as we’re concerned, the more women owned businesses there are, the better. The more women representatives in politics, the better. The more decisions made by women in our society, the stronger our society will be.

For every success story, there might be ten, a hundred, or even a thousand livelihoods that are struggling. A charitable temperament is indicative of a socially responsible enterprise. Doo Dah Apparel will always value the efforts made by artists and businesses to support a worthwhile cause. We participate in the Greenspark program to plant a tree with every purchase and to remove plastics and carbon from the environment at the same time. Doo Dah Apparel also uses recycled and biodegradable packaging materials. We bought a giant bag of biodegradable peanuts made from starch to keep our products safe when they’re shipped. The peanuts decompose in water and leave no toxic waste, and they’re FDA compliant. We’re taking bets on how long it’ll take us to use the entire bag.

We’ll be using Sendle as our shipping provider. Sendle is a certified B Corp, which means they’re as good as it gets when it comes to being a socially responsible company. Sendle provides 100% carbon neutral shipping.

Our boxes, bags, and tape are recyclable and/or biodegradable. Our box tape is made by Sticker Mule out of eco-friendly kraft paper. Our shipping labels are made by Dymo, and they’re fully compostable. Many of our 100% recycled jewelry boxes were purchased at Nashville Wraps. We also recycle old Los Angeles Times newspapers to use as shipping materials, but not before we read them first! Kraft paper rolls are also a good alternative to traditional bubble packaging, and they’re 100% paper based, biodegradable, and curbside recyclable. We’re particularly proud of our mailers, made from 100% compostable corn starch. They’re tough and durable, and you can toss them in the garden when you’re finished with them. Worms will be doing somersaults, we guarantee it!

At Doo Dah Apparel, we believe that to know the good is to do the good. Education is at the heart of a civil and responsible society. People will not knowingly make the wrong decision if the right one is available to them. We will always make an effort to provide our customers with the information they need to make the most responsible decision.

Our inaugural motto is a quote from Herman Melville: “I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” And so will we.

Amber Ortiz

I'm Amber Ortiz, a passionate website and application development expert based in the bustling city of Los Angeles. With over 5 years of freelancing experience, I have honed my skills in crafting cutting-edge digital solutions that cater to the unique needs of my clients. I am proud to be a part of Techavela, a full-scale development company known for its commitment to delivering top-notch results. As a team, we strive to push the boundaries of innovation and create transformative experiences for businesses of all sizes.

Collaboration is at the heart of my approach. I believe in building strong relationships with my clients, understanding their goals, and aligning my solutions to their specific requirements. Whether it's a sleek website, a dynamic mobile application, or a comprehensive e-commerce platform, I take pride in delivering tailored solutions that exceed expectations. Throughout my journey, I have had the privilege of working with diverse clients from various industries, helping them transform their digital presence and achieve their business objectives, and Brett is no exception. Through our partnership, I not only developed an exceptional digital platform to amplify Brett's impactful message but also gained invaluable insights into the power of technology in fostering positive change. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I am excited to embark on new ventures, leverage my expertise, and help people unlock the full potential of your digital presence.

Alec Matulka

My name is Alec Matulka, and I’m a writer, editor, and journalist hailing from the Pacific Northwest. I recently graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in English Writing and Rhetoric and two minors in Digital Humanities and Great Books. I’ve spent the last four years refining my writing, editing, analytic, and critical thinking skills, as well as gaining experience in a plethora of disciplines within and around the humanities department.

I’m excited to share these skills as part of the Doo Dah Apparel team! Compassion and empathy are the cornerstone of everything I do. Paramount among these attributes is the practice of listening. Peoples’ stories matter. There is no greater sorrow in life, by my estimation, than to think you know everything. Opening yourself up to the perspectives and experiences of others, through compassionate, empathetic listening, is the greatest gift and the finest teacher. On a smaller scale, the words we use to tell our stories matter. Words have the power to persuade, inspire, offend, innovate—it’s important to measure each with intention and care. That’s why I was so thrilled to begin working on Brett’s vision with Doo Dah Apparel—when he told me about his company’s vision of sustainability and social responsibility, his words were ones of passion, positivity, and dynamism. In exploring Doo Dah Apparel’s story, I hope you see these traits as clearly as I’ve seen them. Thank you for listening to part of my story and for spending your time with Doo Dah Apparel to engage with sustainability and social responsibility in a compassionate and empathetic way.

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