“The custom t-shirt; there is no better way to make a statement about yourself, your beliefs, or the things you want to promote!”
Leslie, the founder of B-BAM!, said that in 2002 and it is still true today. From her first business and on, she has produced unique branded merchandise to create goodwill and effective promotions. But her first love was the screen printed t-shirt. She started making and selling t-shirts in her early twenties and has never stopped. B-BAM! Was founded on that love, and the desire to help businesses promote themselves effectively.
Nothing makes the #BBAMINALS more proud and more pumped than designing and creating a giveaway or a special t-shirt that makes your visibility and popularity skyrocket!
LESLIE LIPPI, B-BOSS!
I grew up in my father’s produce company, O. Lippi & Co. It was started in 1926 by my grandfather, a recent Italian immigrant. Every summer I worked in the business, and I knew by the time I was 12 that I wanted to one day own a business.
At 23, after a brief stint working in a bagel bakery, I started my first business. The Pink Zone was born out of a desire to lend more visibilty and acceptance to the LGBTQ community. I believed acceptance wasn’t possible without visibility and pride in one’s self. Because it was authentic, it was hugely successful and an important part of the community which I loved.
I went on to start other businesses including one that landed me on the cover of the New York Time’s Home Section before starting B-BAM! In ALL of my businesses, my favorite aspect was the marketing because that was how you expressed what your brand stood for and increased your visibility. I found that successful marketing was tied to integrity. Just like in interpersonal relationships, people gravitate toward brands that know who they are, what they stand for, and that consistently represent themselves honestly. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE helping other businesses find their voice and create branded promotional items and giveaways that resonate with them and their customers.
Certifications and Associations
B-BAM! is a member of the Greater Seattle Business Association and certified by Washington State as a women’s owned business. In addition, B-BAM! is certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Business Association. Please ask for our certification numbers.
Non-profits We Support
B-BAM! enjoys being a part of the vibrant local Seattle community. We donate goods and services when appropriate, cash for certain fundraisers and our time and expertise whenever we can. We are also happy to give free shipping to local non-profits up to 5% of the order value.
“B-BAM! was a great partner in printing custom bags for the 2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference. They were fast, easy to work with, and they helped us with a more creative design than we would have come up with on our own.
We appreciate their sponsorship for the conference and their commitment to our community.”
“GSBA has been thrilled to partner with Leslie and her team at B-BAM! for the last decade. As a GSBA Member & Pride Sponsor, and certified LGBT-owned business, B-BAM! has contributed greatly to our mission and visibility in the community by donating their expert time, expert printing, and generous sponsorship of GSBA Pride events. We look forward to working with everyone at B-BAM! for many more years to come.”
“I was thrilled to get a donation from B-BAM! to support immigrant rights in Washington.
As one of my biggest donors, B-BAM! went above and beyond to prove their commitment to their community.
They are a great company with a nonprofit heart!”