Caribbean owned and operated.
Angelo A. Carter is Creative Director and Owner of Island Code Tees, Caribbean Apparel Co., established on the web in 2006.
The idea took off in a big way in 1998 when Angelo was a local hip-hop recording artist, performing in the Baltimore-Washington DC area. After making a long distance phone call home to the Bahamas, Angelo discovered that the area code had been changed from 809 to 242. After some research, he found out that all the Caribbean country area codes had been changed. So he matched each area code with the country flag…and Island Code Tees were born. While working at a corrugated box manufacturing plant as a die-cut setup/print machine operator, with similar process as screen printing, great things began from there.
Angelo then commissioned a graphic artist for his designs. While still performing locally at Caribbean community festivals and clubs, networking with promoters and event organizers, Angelo would notice the merchandise vendors at the festivals, their T-shirt products so generic and with low quality printing. Unsatisfied with that, Angelo wanted to create something that was made with pride, because Islanders are proud of who they are. So he continued to brainstorm ideas for building a design portfolio.
Angelo knew instinctively that one day IslandCodeTees.com would be the #1 Caribbean owned and operated company. Island Code Tees joined social media in 2008, and ever since they have been promoting their company at Caribbean events and festivals.
To this day you can still find them at a fete promoted by Sekou DeGourville/Sekou Flex since the early days at Zanzibar, The Library, The Hampton, and the loft ball room.They continue to market and promote their product at festivals and events because that is where the soul of Caribbean people lies.
Their product line is comprised of over 25 Caribbean Area Code Tees, including – Aruba, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, Trinidad & Tobago, and US Virgin Islands, with 20 Caribbean Country Independence Tees in various styles and colors.
Island Code Tees offer an amazing selection of fashionable Island Code products. They also print slogan Tees with catchy phrases inspired by Caribbean/West Indies lifestyle, culture and music. Something clever for every taste.
Not all Tees are created equal! They are the first company to take this innovative approach. Their Area Code Tees reflect how they represent their country without saying it out loud. They carry one-of-a-kind items you will not find anywhere else.
They also have an in-house design team that is on the cutting edge of graphic design. And they have the best screen-printing production team. Every product is printed to last, because it’s made with pride.
Their Brand is endorsed by recording artists and international DJ’s, such as DJ Stephen, They were the first Caribbean Apparel Company to design signature products for him in 2009, International DJ award recipient. The Singers and DJ’s who wear the Island Code gear cover many musical genres, including calypso, Caribbean, dance hall, hip hop and reggae.Further endorsements come from a Who’s Who of DJs, such as, Tony Carr host of this is Reggae Music, WPFW 89.3 FM. DJ Super Slice, DJ Smally, DJ Tanz, DJ Bing, DJ Assassin HD, DJ Baje-Man, Spyda the DJ, DJ Punpkin, DJ Majestic and DJ Mr. Muzik.
Terra B, was the first Soca artist to wear their apparel in a music video. For Adrian Dutchin and Jumo Primo, they designed signature products that were featured in their music videos.
Also eager to wear Island Code T’s, Soca / Parang Crazy (Edwin Ayoung) Kes (lead singer of Kes the band) Denise Belfon, Julien Thompson. They were the first Caribbean Apparel company to design signature products for Soca Queen Alison Hinds.The Official Born Wit It! Tees were designed by Island Code Tees, Caribbean Apparel Co., commissioned by Black Coral Inc, Official License 2013.
For Joe Black they designed signature products that were featured in his music video in 2015.
In 2001, during the Haiti earthquake, DC Caribbean carnival association hosted a fund-raising event, donating to the victims all the proceeds from the sale of shirts.
They have also occasionally donated shirts for the membership drives of publicly funded Voice of the Caribbean, Morgan State University Radio, 88.9 FM. The station liked the look of the shirts so much that they commissioned Island Code Tees to design the station’s shirt. In 2007
Island Code Tees Caribbean Apparel Co started the whole excitement of representing the codes. It hit especially big in Trinidad and Tobago, where they sell more shirts than anywhere else. And many, many Area Code parties are held, all because of Angelo
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