Our Story

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What is Fresh Thread?

Fresh Thread is a premium cut and sew merchandise manufacturing company. We believe clothing manufacturing should not be a boring and difficult process because you don’t see your designs that way. We are a fresh and easy way to order custom merchandise.

In addition to screen-printing and embroidery, we offer retail ready cut and sew items for apparel lines, festivals, and corporate industries. We handle everything from in-house design and concept creation to final product delivery.

The Fresh Thread Story

Our background starts with our grandparents. Growing up we visited their stores and factories in Peru and we learned the apparel business. When it came time to choose a career, we decided to carry on the tradition by creating a cool and innovative company that offers easy manufacturing for our clients. Whether it is a custom cut shirt or a waterproof tech rain jacket, our experience in the industry can bring your project to life.

  • 2010


    Jerry and Jason Rodriguez started STRATA – a fashion forward lifestyle brand inspired by music culture.

  • 2012


    Brothers saw a need for better clothing manufacturing for their own brand, and started Fresh Screen Prints in a garage.

  • 2013


    Started producing clothing in a 3,000 square foot warehouse in Jacksonville Beach, specializing in screen-printing and embroidery.

  • 2015


    Launched Cut & Sew production with relationships in Peru and China; making Fresh Screen Prints, a completely full service clothing manufacturing company.

  • 2017


    Purchased a 16,000 square foot warehouse in downtown Jacksonville on Talleyrand Ave., and re-branded to Fresh Thread.

  • 2018


    Developing custom clothing for world-renowned companies and music festivals.