We offer an extensive list of licensed suppliers authorized to produce merchandise displaying our trademarked names or symbols. We maintain formal relationships with licensed suppliers to protect our trademarks and support companies that follow international labor standards. Help support fair treatment of workers by using the university’s Trademark Licensing Program. Learn more about fair labor practices.

WashU licensee list for retail merchandise.

WashU licensee list for internal/promotional merchandise.

As of July 1, 2021, WashU has an updated list of approved licensees for university departments and affiliated groups’ purchases — read the news here.

Don’t see your company on the list below? Learn about becoming a licensed supplier.

On-Campus retailers

Bear Necessities

Not-for-profit gift and supply store featuring fashion apparel. Proceeds support WashU projects and scholarships.


South 40, near Clock Tower

Kelly Bogda
314-935-5071 or 314-935-7101

Danforth Campus Bookstore

Follett Higher Education Group store for computer needs, art supplies, apparel, gifts, and general, reference, and text books. Key academic resources and services; Participating Company in the Fair Labor Association.


Mallinckrodt Center on the Danforth Campus

Kristen Peebles
Store Manager

Rick Parker
General Merchandise Manager

School of Medicine Bookstore

Follett Higher Education Group store for apparel, gifts, and text books. Participating Company in the Fair Labor Association.


Medical Campus
4590 Children’s Pl, Suite 1700
St Louis, MO 63110


Store Manager

Promotional products and apparel

Ad Creations

Ad Creations is a 30-year-old, St. Louis based, privately held company with in-house screen-printing and embroidery capabilities. Ad Creations’ mission is to provide its customers the highest quality of professional service possible, its employees the best place to work every day, and to give back to the surrounding community at every opportunity.

Contacts: Scott LaRose, 314-621-3840 x 19, scott@adcreations.com, adcreations.com

Agio Brand Solutions

As a Veteran-Owned Small Business based in Philadelphia, Agio is a leading brand in promotional marketing and outdoor advertising. Agio prioritizes sourcing their products from diverse and environmentally friendly suppliers, such as minority and women-owned businesses. The company also donates a portion of their revenue to various non-profit organizations, including Wounded Warriors and Rainforest Trust.  

Contact: Michael Tolassi, 267-480-7110 or 877-860-AGIO, michael.tolassi@agiobrandsolutions.com, agiopromotions.com

Blink Marketing

Blink is a woman-owned marketing agency that focuses on providing full-service branding to buyers. In their 22 years of experience, the company has earned awards for work environment, creative solutions, and quality of goods, including earning Mars Global Brands “Assured Status.” Blink offers services in product testing, shipping, inventory management, warehousing, building kits, graphic design, and more. 

Contact: Lia Junghans, 615-599-1231 x 224, ljunghans@blinkmarketing.com, blinkmarketing.com

Bowers & Associates

Bowers & Associates was established in 1973 as a full-service Advertising Specialty, Promotional Merchandise, Incentive & Recognition company. Their office is centrally located at Brentwood Boulevard and Highway 40, with excellent access to all the University’s’ campus locations and administrative offices.

Contact: Michael Bowers, 314-963-4477, mbowers@bowerspromotes.com, bowerspromotes.com


Founded in 2007, EcoPlum is a certified B corporation that focuses on helping buyers choose sustainable products. EcoPlum started the Sustainable SwagⓇ line of promotional products to provide effective branding while creating minimal waste. The company’s products are vegan, biodegradable, recyclable, and energy efficient, among other sustainability qualities. EcoPlum also prides itself on social mindfulness. Their products are USDA organic, fair trade, made in the USA, and ethically sourced, and the company is a member of the Fair Labor Association.

Contact: Gia Machlin, 917-796-3035, gia@ecoplum.com, ecoplum.com

Eco Promotional Products

Eco Promotional Products (EPP) is a woman-owned company, certified by the WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). EPP was born out of the passion to promote environmental savings and sustainable marketing. EPP understands the endless possibilities to help educate consumers, manufacturers, and suppliers on responsible purchasing and to better respect our world.  EPP is also a Certified B-Corp, Green America Gold certified company as well as a certified WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business).

Contact: Courtney Thomas, 877-520-1771, courtneyt@ecopromotionsonline.com, ecopromotionsonline.com


Fairware is an award-winning, Vancouver-based, LGBTQ- and Women-owned and certified B-Corp founded in 2005 to meet the needs of clients who were seeking to better engage customers, employees, and partners while reducing impacts on the world through choosing sustainable, custom branded products. The Fairware team believes in using their business as a force for good and love connecting with buyers who understand the power they hold in sourcing better products.

Contact: Minh Tri Banh, 866-606-3247, minhtri@fairware.comfairware.com

Fresh Prints

Fresh Prints is a custom apparel company that is run by students for students. It is owned by two WashU alumni, Josh Arbit and Jacob Goodman. While the company is headquartered in NY, Fresh Prints has printers and suppliers all over the country along with 300+ Campus Managers at 175 schools, including at Washington University in St. Louis.

Contact: Vaibhav Gupta, 917-908-2475, vaibhav@freshprints.comfreshprints.com

HALO Branded Solutions

HALO’s St. Louis team of Account Executives and customer service representatives collectively offer decades of experience with branding and promotional items. HALO.com features a hand-picked assortment from promo calendars and custom healthcare products to promotional pens and custom bags.

Contact: Sheila Ricken, 314-219-8355, sheila.ricken@halo.com, sheilaricken.com

I.D. Me

I.D. Me believes in providing safe products made by workers who are respected, while also minimizing harm to the environment. Dubbed “The 3-P Initiative”, I.D. Me strives to provide the best possible outcomes for all 3 “P’s” – People, Planet, and Products, while working with a select few vendors that provide safe working conditions for their employees and products that cause the least amount of damage to the environment.

Contact: Heidi Levitt, 310-283-7447, heidi@idmepromotions.comidmecollege.com

Jillian’s of Ideas

A women-owned business located less than 3 miles from campus, Jillian’s of Ideas is full-service promotional product company that specializes in the collegiate and healthcare markets. Jillian’s offers 24-hour turn-around time on many select items and is committed to provide quality products and dependable service from accredited brands and manufacturers.

Contact: Jill Droege, 314-781-3888, jill@jilliansofideas.com, jilliansofideas.com

Lipic’s Engagement

Family-owned since 1863 and providing lab coats and uniforms to Washington University since 2001, Lipic’s is known for their excellence in providing apparel, promotional products, recognition programs and awards. Their dedicated staff of graphic designers, promotional products teammates, and engagement specialists look forward to working with you on your next project.

Contact: Brendan Kopff, 314-775-2519, bkopff@lipic.com, lipic.com

Magellan Promotions

Founded in 2005, Magellan Promotions is a small Midwestern company that specializes in promotional advertising for the collegiate industry. The company values close relationships with their partners and provides a broad array of marketing services, including unique sticker sheets. 

Contact: Sarah Blake, 414-831-0184 x 201, sarahb@magellanpromotions.com, magellanpromotions.com

St. Louis Sportswear

St. Louis Sportswear is a custom apparel decoration and promotional products company, specializing in screen print and embroidery. They have been serving St. Louis’ schools, teams, businesses, and charitable organizations since 1984. St. Louis Sportswear strives to provide quality products, excellent service, competitive prices, and on-time delivery. In addition, they also offer years of valuable industry experience to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Contact: Dan Eagan, 314-772-8833, dan.eagan@stlsportswear.com, stlsportswear.com

Specialty Product Suppliers


founded by WashU (Olin) alum, Javier Detrinidad, Tuani provides artisan-crafted Nicaraguan wood products for the home and office.

Contact: 314-477-6327,  tuani.main@gmail.com

Lab coats and scrubs


Contact: Brendan Kopff, 314-775-2519, bkopff@lipic.com, lipic.com


Contact: Max Burton, 314-540-2199, max@madcoprinting.commadcoprinting.com

Athletics and club sports

BSN Sports

All team uniforms and equipment for competitions and training.

Contact: Joe Hix, 314-813-0003, jhix@bsnsports.com


Golf Bags

Gifts and graduation items

Official university ring

Information about ordering rings will be available soon for the 2024-2025 year.

Diploma frames

Church Hill Classics

Kelly at Bear Necessities


Framing Success

Washington University Campus Store website
School of Medicine Bookstore website
Bear Necessities

Announcements, accessories, and official university regalia



Washington University Campus Store website
School of Medicine Bookstore website

Gifts of distinction, custom watches

M. Lahart & Company

Housed in the oldest commercial building in Connecticut, dating to 1740.


Announcements and accessories

Signature Announcements