Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Sale - Rain Tree Gear

All clothing on sale now through New Years. We're making way for our spring collection with shirts as low as $10!

Happy Holidays!

Rain Tree Gear

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rain Tree Gear Apparel Company at this weekends Artisan Market

MILWAUKEE – December 1, 2009 – Rain Tree Gear is participating in the Holiday Artisan Market at the Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 5-6, 2009. Admission to the market is free of charge. There will be live music, artist demonstrations, workshops, and complimentary gift wrapping for all purchases.

Artisan Holiday Market
Discovery World Museum
500 N. Harbor Dr.
December 5-6, 2009, 10 am – 4 pm

Based in Milwaukee, Rain Tree Gear sells specially designed organic t-shirts and other environmentally friendly apparel on-line and at several local stores.

Discovery World is a 120,000-square foot facility that includes interactive science, technology and freshwater exhibits, learning labs, theaters, television and audio studios, and fresh and saltwater aquariums.

Other Vendors expected at this great event include:

Ian Pritchard – Photographer, Steve Wirtz - Sculptor, Butterscotch Baby - Soaps and lotions, Zewing Girl - Fabric watches and unique clothing, Jessica Gharrity Vintage jewelry, North Star Jewelry - Handcrafted metal and fossil jewelry, Monsters N. Things - Whimsical stuffed monsters , Peek A Boo Hats - Hand knit headwear, Wild Flour Bakery - Holiday goodies , Brew City Botanicals - Organic body care products , Lyn Chevrier - Indulgences and wearable art, Robert Shaw Furniture - Hand-constructed furniture & folk art , Too Much Rock - Original screen print Tees , Angela Smith - Fun and funky wearables ,Katie Siegel - Adorable little lids, One Bead at A Time - Hand-created jewelry, Yarnplayer - Hand dyed threads and jewelry pieces, Saucerville - Accessories and jewelry, Dragonfly Alley - Wearable garden inspired fiber art, Sue Mac - Celtic creatures, and pen & ink gardens, Renee Staeck - Fun and funky prints, and original artwork, Speak Easy Pens - Handcrafted pens and gift sets, Eco Hatchery – Eco-friendly gift kits, Carolyn Nau - Gemstone jewelry, Beadwork by Design - Beaded gems.

For more information on the company and the event visit or

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Marian College Alumnus Eric Sanchez- Environmental Entrepreneur

Rain Tree Gear is an online apparel company, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded by Eric Sanchez ’04 and Marc Colwell, this eco-friendly company was launched in December 2008, as a local source for one hundred percent organic cotton T-shirts.

Eric Sanchez graduated from Marian with a bachelor of arts, specializing in art therapy. During his time at Marian, Sanchez was an outstanding member of the Marian Men’s Soccer team and later went on to play semipro soccer.

It was at this time that Sanchez met and established a friendship with Marc Colwell, his coach and soon-to-be business partner. Both men share a concern for the environment and are dedicated to creating a business that will pave the way for a better tomorrow. A portion of every sale is donated to environmental causes through The Conservation Fund, “It’s about the process of giving back,” explained Sanchez, “and taking part in something bigger.”

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is proud to highlight Sanchez’s career path and continues to support the efforts of all Marian alumni. For more information on Sanchez’s remarkable story please visit Alumni News.

Rain Tree Gear company and product details, as well as ordering information visit

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rain Tree Gear apparel available at Sweeney Todd salon & World Trade Bazaar

Rain Tree Gear and Sweeney Todd & World Trade Bazaar
Creating Beauty, Changing Lives

By Francisca Rodriguez

Two companies that understand the importance of creating beauty and changing lives are local organic clothing company Rain Tree Gear and salon Sweeney Todd & World Trade Bazaar.

Rain Tree Gear’s Marc Colwell and Eric Sanchez are committed to improving the environment from start to finish in the creation of their products they even use environmentally friendly water-based ink for their silkscreen process; an additional eco-friendly step. “We want to make sure the process taken with Rain Tree Gear clothing is environmentally friendly,” said Colwell.

Now teamed with Ann Ovans and Jeannie Bentrup of Sweeney Todd Salon & World Trade Bazzar, located at 2999 S. Delaware in Bay View, the two have joined forces, to not only help the environment, but also those in it.

Opened in 2004, Sweeney Todd began as solely a salon. Now, years later, it has evolved into not only a stylish place to get your hair done, but also a place of Fair Trade: an organized social movement which promotes standards for international labor, environmentalism and social policy.“As I learned more about Fair Trade, it was a wake-up call. I started to look at the tags on all my clothes and asking ‘How do you know? How do I know if a child made this, or someone who was paid nothing’,” said Ovans.

Offering high quality, hand-made merchandise including art, jewelry, pottery and now clothing, with the addition of Rain Tree Gear, Sweeney Todd strives to help global and local artists, and to promote fair trade. “We wanted to offer items with a story; items that had meaning,” said Ovans.With that in mind, Sweeney Todd now offers a large variety of clothing from Rain Tree Gear, including men’s and women’s t-shirts and bamboo baseball caps, all accented with the stylish Rain Tree Gear logo.

Aside from being featured in Sweeney Todd, customers can also buy Rain Tree Gear Apparel from their website Along with the t-shirts and hats available, Rain Tree Gear is also in the process of adding organic tote bags, baby clothes, and “any other organic apparel we can find,” said Sanchez.

Rain Tree Gear donates a portion from each product sold to a charitable organization.“We just made our first charity donation to The Conservation Fund. It was a partnership that just made sense to us based on our mutual goals. It’s all about doing your part,” said Sanchez.

Both Rain Tree Gear and Sweeney Todd are dedicated to being a part of something bigger and are not only giving back to their community, but as they each do their part to promote fair trade and a care for their environment by starting local, are taking action that if followed would benefit and change the world.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rain Tree Gear article in

Check out the article on Rain Tree Gear in the Marketplace by Julie Lawrence via the link below.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

4th Annual Spring Soiree & Fashion Event at Aura

Rain Tree Gear will be showing off their new designs at a spring fashion show hosted by Elevate at Aura in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 16th at 9:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone come out to support us. Here are the details:

Iliya Torbica/Elevate

1011 N Astor St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Saturday, May 16, 9:00PM


Hi friends, It's been a long winter and it feels like forever since our last party. So, I'm excited to announce the 4th Annual Spring Soiree & Fashion Event at Aura. It's time to round everyone up and see who's in the game for the start of the 2009 summer season! In 2009 Aura, formerly Aqua, was completely renovated. The result is an experience straight out of South Beach, in Miami. Hot, Hot, Hot!!!Elevate is teaming up with NEWD Clothing Company, Rain Tree Gear, & SweetKicks to bring you a spring Fashion event featuring the must have guys and girls T-shirts and Hats for the upcoming season. Fashions from the show will be available until midnight, so bring your cash. You will definitely see a piece you will want to buy. Prices start at $20.00 So join us as we move forward into summer and gather Milwaukee's professional crowd for the first big party of the year!~Show starts at 9:30, so get there early~Sounds by D-ON ~Valet parking will be available (recommended)~Bottle service is available. $100.00 for a table of 6. ~Photography by the Milwaukee Scene~ $5.00 cover includes your first vodka cocktail! Guest list will be enforced so an RSVP is required for drink ticket. ~Sponsored by 44 North. ~Streetza will be on hand at bar close giving out free pizza.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Day Special from your green friends at Rain Tree Gear

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) with the purchase of an eco-friendly t-shirt from your green friends at Rain Tree Gear. All shirts are currently listed at 20% off on the Rain Tree Gear web-site at The Earth Day Special is good until April 30, 2009.

Have a Happy Earth Day!