Mission and Work
Founded in 2016 by business owner Carlos Peña, Paper City Clothing Company offers custom apparel services as well as original clothing printed in house and a platform for community engagement through the arts.
Print your custom clothing with us
We’re proud to offer the highest quality custom apparel service at completive prices and go the extra mile to make sure our customers love what we print for them. Whether your organization wants printed tees, hoodies, tote bags, posters or something else you can expect attentive service and creative guidance throughout your ordering process backed by our team’s decades of experience with screen printing and image transfer process. We center eco-friendly practices as much as possible throughout our practice. Contact us today for a quote or to discuss your project!
Shop our locally designed + printed wear
Our roots are in creative design, and we’re happiest serving up impactful original clothing that’s printed in house to customers on our online store and at our storefront in downtown Holyoke. Business owner Carlos Peña learned to screen print when he began creating graphic artwork for artists and events as a college student. Inspired by the visible nature of printing onto clothes, much of his art has focused around celebrating culture and raising awareness for social justice causes.
Art for us by us:
(Engaging youth in Holyoke and surrounding communities)
Since starting Paper City Clothing Company Carlos and collaborators have offered free design and screen printing workshops to youth as a means to spark their creativity and inspire them to think critically about power and justice in the world. In 2019 we launched a new initiative out of our shop on Dwight Street, Urbana Art Studio. This project takes our community engagement practice to the next level by offering a space for art for us by us in Holyoke including a gallery area, event area, and of course a platform for youth to make and sell their art. Proud recipient of MassDevelopment TDI Creative Catalyst grant to support this project.