Meet the Makers – R Rated Clothing

R Rated Clothing

Tell us about yourself.
R Rated Clothing started when I introduced my friend, and now business partner Roberto Rivera, to another friend of mine who does screen printing. Roberto has fans from all over the country that have asked for his art on clothing. After being given the idea to start his own clothing brand from my friend, Roberto looked at me and said “do you want to do this?”. One week later we ordered our first batch of shirts, and R Rated Clothing was born.

What are you presenting at Maker Faire Milwaukee?
We are presenting our collection of graphic T-Shirts. Every design was drawn by R Rated’s own Roberto Rivera.

Why is making important to you?
Making is important to us because it shows the raw talent that was needed to produce the product. We have a very high standard for the designs that we use on our shirts because we want people to feel like they are looking at a piece of art, not just a T-Shirt.

What was the first thing you remember making?
As a company, the first thing we created was our first line of T-Shirts. When I was little, I remember making a ton of board games, and I’m sure Roberto has plenty or stories about drawing pictures on napkins or whatever he could get his hands on.

R Rated Clothing

What have you made that you are most proud of?
As a company, our most recent shirt “Beautiful Land”. One of the first people that saw it called it “iconic”. Hearing that one word made us want to make more, and better shirts.

Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
If we had an unlimited budget we would create a ton of designs representing different charities across the US, create the shirts, sell them, and give the charity all of the money from sales. We have talked about this concept for a while.