The Printory, founded in 2007 by Hussein Al-Baiaty, provides high quality printing and embroidery to businesses and non-profits while partnering and supporting many local refugee organizations. Arriving in the United States in 1994 from Saudi Arabia, his parents and six siblings left the regime of Saddam in 1991 for a desert refugee camp in Saudi Arabia, where they lived for 3 and a half years.
After graduating from PSU and doing meaningful global development work, Al-Baiaty was motivated by his experiences and founded The Printory. In late 2018, he released a merch company, which donates a high percentage of proceeds to non-profits supporting refugees who have made Portland their home.
“The United States has allowed my family to live in peace and prosper”