OrchardStreetApparel

Midwest Lovin' Duo Bring Apparel to These United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin · 3749 Sales

OrchardStreetApparel

Midwest Lovin' Duo Bring Apparel to These United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 3749 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(774)

Announcement   :: American made clothing for old souls; nostalgic for the past with our eyes set on the future :: Made in the USA :: State Pride T Shirts :: Vintage Style Tees for Men and Women

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2015

:: American made clothing for old souls; nostalgic for the past with our eyes set on the future :: Made in the USA :: State Pride T Shirts :: Vintage Style Tees for Men and Women

Julie Teska

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Julie Teska

Madison Eagle Off-The-Shoulder Sweatshirt
Madison Eagle Off-The-Shoulder Sweatshirt
$35.00
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A big thank you to everyone who placed an order this weekend. Our new Midwesterner and Up North designs were a big hit!
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About

Orchard Street Apparel is a love story.

Orchard Street Apparel is a love story -- both for the owners, husband-and-wife duo Whitney and Julie Teska -- but also for the creative process involved in bringing a garment to life with inks and artwork.

Growing up playing in bands, Whitney learned to screen print the punk rock way -- self-taught with homemade equipment. He later employed some of those same D.I.Y. values when starting his own business with his then-girlfriend Julie in 2008.

Orchard Street Apparel is named for the street that housed our first basement print shop. It was a pretty little farmhouse somewhat oddly placed in the heart of an industrial area of Milwaukee; it was where our love and our creativity grew. We didn't know very much about business at the time, though we managed to convince the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to give us a chance by taking first place in their business planning competition. Our goal was simple: Provide eco-friendly screenprinting on ethically-produced garments.

Screen-printing has historically been an industry of environmentally harmful plastisol inks containing gender-bending phthalates and harsh solvent chemicals. OSA was committed from the start to breaking that pollution cycle and was ahead of the vast majority of print shops in exclusively using phthalate-free plastisol and environmentally-friendly soy-based biodegradable cleaners.

So, that brings us up to speed. In the last eight years, our little basement shop moved to a slightly bigger basement and, eventually, into its own space outside of our home. We love Milwaukee and believe in the unique spirit its supportive community of local entrepreneurs has helped create. Many of the designs found in our shop reflect this admiration for our Midwestern home on a Great Lake.

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Shop members

  • Julie Teska

    Owner, Customer Service, Marketer

    I'm just busy living the dream with my best friend. I wear many hats!

  • Whitney Teska

    Owner, Creator

    Whitney has been screenprinting since he was a kid and it's clear he's got a passion for his work.

  • Jackie Stephan

    Designer

    Jackie's hand-drawn lettering is one of our favorite part's of our apparel line.

  • Lenny Janiszewski

    Screenprinter

    Lenny helps print our apparel in our Milwaukee printshop.

  • Dan Yingling

    Shipper

    Dan is our Logistics Manager. We'd be lost without him.

  • Mark

    Receiving

    Mark is both our first and final QC check point. Everything that comes in and out goes past Mark to ensure it's up to snuff.

  • Rob

    Screen Room

    Rob manages our darkroom and ever-expanding collection of screens.

  • Steve

    Screen Printer

    Steve makes all the pretty Pantone colors happen.

  • Wes

    Designer

  • Damon

    Designer

    Adobe Creative Suite wizard.

  • Jimmy

    Screenprinter

    Jimmy helps print our apparel in our Milwaukee printshop.

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