MISSION & WORK
Founded in 2016 by business owner Carlos Peña, Paper City Clothing Company is a small but mighty social enterprise working to expand creative and economic opportunities for youth in Holyoke, through offering the highest quality custom apparel services as well as original clothing lines printed in house.
CUSTOM APPAREL & PROMO
With decades of screen printing experience, our team is ready to print your custom tees, hoodies, tote bags, posters & more.
SHOP OUR ORIGINAL LINES
Our roots are in creative design, and we’re happiest serving up impactful original clothing that’s designed and printed in house to celebrate culture, for us by us. Click shop to browse our online store, and subscribe to our newsletter to get updates about our storefront opening in downtown Holyoke!
ARTESANA YOUTH STUDIO
Since our founding in 2016 we have offered free community silk screen printing workshops at local community centers, schools and festivals. Since joining forces with fellow Holyoke social enterprise ArteSana in 2020, we're further leveraging our business as a platform for economic and creative opportunities for youth.
Click here to learn more, and keep an eye out for our blog which will chronicle all ArteSana Youth Studio activities (coming soon).
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, now renamed ArteSana Youth Studio in light of our partnership with fellow social enterprise and nonprofit since Fall 2020. This partnership takes our community engagement practice to the next level with a vision to offer a space for culture for us by us in Holyoke including a gallery area, event area, and of course a platform for youth to access work and learning opportunities, and make and sell their own art. Proud recipient of MassDevelopment TDI Creative Catalyst grant to support this project. Click here to learn more.