Meet Ryan

portrait_acIn the land of start-ups, AXL Brand is a company that caters to the ultimate start-up, your baby. We make apparel and accessories for newborns and toddlers, and for parents, friends and family searching for modern, stylish and exceptionally well-made organic, ring-spun cotton goods, made in the USA.

heart1Our first baby inspired us to start AXL Brand, as we were not finding the simple, clean and modern basics that we preferred- so, we decided to make our own. This also provided us with an opportunity to incorporate how we felt about materials (incredibly soft organic ring-spun interlock cottons) and fit / function (roomy feet on footies, v-necks and flatlock stitching). Our second baby motivated us to incorporate our later, more traditionally feminine colors. Now toddlers, both children inspire me to grow AXL Brand into a long-lasting, sustainable brand known for providing exceptionally well-made modern organic infant apparel and accessories.

heart1Former environmental management consultant turned infant apparel manufacturer. I?m a “normal” guy who likes to get dirty, fix things and live in the wilderness for extended periods of time. I?ve always been fascinated with the manufacturing process, but I never thought I would be making infant apparel. The direction my life has taken these past couple of years makes me laugh, at least.

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Tangerine long sleeve shirt


100% organic cotton materials


Orchid bodysuit

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Fun Facts

  • Ryan likes to fly fish, camp and ride his motorbike.
  • He and his wife recently celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary and he still considers himself one of the luckiest men alive.
  • The amazing people sewing AXL garments are part of his family now and they love to see his two kids.
  • On Ryan’s bucket list: go on a safari in Africa with the family, drive across the country with the family in a camper van, teach my kids how to fly fish, rebuild restore an old car with the kids.



Ryan’s first child inspired him to start AXL


Ryan with his kids


Ryan loves fly fishing