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Located in Redmond, WA, BYDFAULT is a socially conscious company dedicated to inspire and drive change. BYDFAULT allows you to focus on your mission saving you time, space and money with your promotional custom apparel needs. Proceeds from every order helps a charity.


// ALL STARTED AFTER A TRIP VOLUNTEERING IN GUATEMALA //

Stephane Boss, Creative Director & CEO BYDAFULTThis trip was a life changer and I realized I wanted to give back and help nonprofit organizations at a larger scale. Born and raised in France, my inspiration comes from urban fashion, contemporary art, street art and the underground art movement.

In 2011, after 20 years working for large corporations, it was time for a change and to focus on what I am really passionate about: art, fashion and helping others. BYDFAULT was not created overnight and I spent quite some time to figure it out. Eventually, BYDFAULT, the fashion brand was launched in August 2012. In 2014, I have decided to shift the strategy and to focus on helping nonprofit organizations and businesses focus on their mission rather than spend time doing their promotional custom apparel.

Together, we can change the world we live in and make it a better place for all. Whether it’s about fighting human trafficking, providing better education or clean water, improving health, helping children or protecting our planet we all can make inspire and drive change and that’s what I want to accomplish with you by default. And by the way, that’s how I came up with our brand name, BYDFAULT!

“With a charity in mind, our promotional custom apparel tell a story. Every order helps someone in the world live a better life. I believe in the power of people to inspire and drive change.”

// I COLLABORATE WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD //

I believe in the power of art to move people, drive awareness and take action on issues the world is facing. I collaborate with people I share the same values and social engagement.
From trippy, psychedelic-inspired cartoons to classic tattoo style illustrations and more, exclusive BYDFAULT designs allow you to express your own unique personality and fashion style.
See the collaborations

 

// I CHOOSE TO WORK WITH NONPROFITS I CAN BUILD A PARTNERSHIP WITH //

That’s not only about giving, that’s also about driving awareness and getting more people engaged and supportive of the cause. The funds raised selling BYDFAULT’s products eventually help fund a project; you know exactly where your money goes and how it will be used.
Discover our Giving Partners

 

// I HAND PICK SUPPLIERS AND MAKE SURE THEY’RE SOCIALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE //

Whether made in the US or overseas all the suppliers I work with are applying quality and social controls to ensure product quality but also that worldwide social and labor regulations are followed. Products are sourced from either distributors or direct from manufacturers.

// I WORK WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND THE ECONOMY //

I believe in social entrepreneurship as a mean to heal some of the problems the world is facing and I think we can do it collectively starting locally. My priority will always to work with with local businesses first. Throughout the years I have built a network of suppliers I trust for their ethic and for their ability to deliver high quality product and services. That’s why all our prints whether for BYDFAULT brand or for our clients are made either in Seattle or Redmond, WA.

A HUGE thank YOU to our long time and new supporters:

Nathalie, Matt, Alex, Ben, Myriam, Olivier D, Ike (www.social27.com), Jerome (www.mynotime.com), Satya (www.itsaprefectday.com), Lori and Dave (www.raincitywest.com), John (www.dribbble.com/JohnHobbs), Lindsay (www.metamorphicgear.com), Eric, Olivier C, Audrey, Victor, Doc Matt, Benedicte, Dad and Mom, Christine, Rach, Fresh Consulting (www.freshconsulting.com) and of course Elif (www.elifergen.com), Vin and Omi (www.vinandomi.com), Steven Paul Matsumoto and the Seattle Fashion Incubator, John Martinotti and others I may have missed.

INSPIRE & DRIVE CHANGE, BYDFAULT.

stephane boss and his two sons in Paris2

Love you,

Stephane Boss, Founder and Creative Director

Have a question? Send me an email at info@bydfault.com