Case Studies

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YouTube is a long-time client of Unified Manufacturing

Originally hired to design and produce its Emmy submission packaging (a creative box set that would hold their current roster of shows), Unified became their go-to creative partner for promoting their shows through custom merchandise—from character-based bobbleheads to personalized Cobra Kai trophies.

With complete creative control, Unified created copy, designed packaging, and produced short-run box sets which we then shipped directly to the press.

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For its annual awards show, the YouTube Streamy Awards, YouTube tasked Unified Manufacturing to create an Instagram-worthy custom gift box.

From concept to manufacturing, we customized Crocs and Croc charms, pins, bracelets, and tie-dye bucket hats custom-dyed to match the PMS of the YouTube brand which we then shipped directly to influencers.

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Tom McDonald

During Covid, all tours were closed. Canadian rapper Tom McDonald, like every other artist, needed to keep making an income.

He was very creative and by the time we started working with him, he had already had 2-3 years of SKUs on his Squarespace E-commerce site.

Some had 13-14 colors and a lot were photo realistic. Transferring them all over to traditional Screen printing was going to be expensive and was going to require minimum orders per SKU as well as warehousing and storage.

He also had no manager, no label, and ran everything himself.

He would often come up with a concept for a design which he would then release to his 3 million plus followers on YouTube and 600,000 followers on Instagram.

This would lead to us having to scale very quickly. We purchased our first brother DTG machine as well as purchased Melco Emt embroidery 16x machines to support his on-demand Headware.

To go even faster we moved customer service and fulfillment into the same building.

We introduced software that allowed us to lock in artwork and export it out as a barcode which would enable us to place the SKU on the related unfinished garment and scan it at the point of decorating.

This has also increased the scale of what we can print, reduced mistakes, and also enables us to ship more accurately.

In 2020 Tom's e-commerce store using Unified printed and shipped 6.5 million dollars with of Skus out of our Downtown Warehouse.

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Elton John - Bravado/ Universal Music Group

Universal Music approached Unified in accordance with Elton John to make some custom merch on a super tight turnaround for direct-to-retail to go into some of the most high-end stores in Los Angeles.

Elton wanted his merch in his favorite Stores around Los Angeles. The merch included custom Dyes and 12 - 16 Color hits on an 8-day turnaround. Elton was personally involved and bravado was ecstatic with the results.

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In 2008, Unified Manufacturing was honored to work with Hidden Beach Recordings and the White House

(yes,THATWhiteHouse) to develop products for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

We pressed the vinyl record and printed the gatefold jackets for a limited-edition commemorative album.

We also manufactured foam Obama "hands" which we then delivered to Washington, DC for the historic event to influencers.

Why choose Unified Manufacturing?

We're Green

We use 100% wind energy, we have eco apparel, we use soy-based inks for printing, and we give a portion of our profits yearly to green organizations.


We’ve been doing this for almost 10 years now and we’re proud to say that we always have happy clients. We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.


We do not spend lots of bucks on advertising to the general public. The money we save from eliminating traditional advertising and day-to-day production expenses allows us to give you more affordable prices.