Jamai began screen-printing tees back in his high school art class and then hustled them at lunchtime for milk money. He followed his entrepreneurial itch and established Animal Instincts Apparel in 2008. AI is rooted in community so we source our garments from ethical producers and work with local screen printers and dye guys. Our hand-drawn designs are inspired by street art, illustration and the beauty of San Francisco.
All of our kids and baby line is made right here in San Francisco!

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Our shop is closed for now because of COVID. Keep you posted on location updates.

Blog posts

Help Us Stay Strong!

Help Us Stay Strong!

  Hey fam and friends! I have been feeling very contemplative and grateful on the progress that has been made with my business. I am keeping every...
Moving shop just a few blocks but a few big blocks!

Moving shop just a few blocks but a few big blocks!

Hey shop fam!  Our biz has had a home in Crocker Galleria for some years now. We have met some amazing people, provided a great lunchbreak getaway ...
Interview and company spotlight on SF Made!

Interview and company spotlight on SF Made!

SF Made is an incredible organization that helps build San Francisco business and small business community he...