Ellen’s Silkscreening is a medium sized apparel printing and embroidery company based in South Pasadena, California. We regularly handle printed and embroidered orders of between 24 and 5,000 units in-house on a 7-10 working day turnaround. Our knowledgeable sales team also sources out printed promotional product orders to a large network of vendors on a daily basis.
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Reflecting on a Dream

      In the past, Ellens has worked with the cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena to make shirts celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our desire to recognize a truly great man is no less than in years past, but this year MLK Day falls in the midst of truly unprecedented social challenges and pressures. We are caught between the fires of a deadly pandemic, political unrest and the inauguration of a new President along with the cries for social justice in communities across the nation. 

      Dr. King’s message was one of love triumphing over hate, peace over war and strife, and it is in that spirit that we take to heart his words, “Hate is too great a burden to bear, I choose to love.” The times we find ourselves in make another of his famous quotes even more prescient: “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” On this 18th day of January, 2021 we hope you will join us in reflecting on a true American hero’s dream of peace and cooperation amongst all our citizens.

      -Ellens Silkscreening

Activewear Headed to New Heights

Activewear has had a banner year; from our home offices to the great outdoors, everyone has had ample opportunity to appreciate their sweatshirts and joggers. Give the gift of activewear elevated with luxe fabrics and tailored cuts; everyone on your list will be crazy cozy and look great doing it. May we suggest:


The Bedrock of Mission Street East

For over 35 years, Ellen’s Silkscreening has been an institution on South Pasadena’s historic Mission Street. From providing official Olympic gear for the 1984 games to the face masks we wear today, the Ellen’s team has always prided itself on being of service to the local community and beyond. 


Our Picks for Mindful Giving

Give gifts with purpose that will appeal to every eco-minded person on your list! You can embrace the spirit of sustainability by picking beautifully crafted pieces made with repurposed and recycled fabrics that are made to last. Here are some of our favorite choices for green gifting:


Our Favorite Instant Mood Boosters

Jump right in to the holiday season with bursts of joyful color and the absolute coziest textures. We have everything you need to inspire some festive cheer; here are some of our top picks for starting the season on a high note:


Shop, Eat, and Support Historic South Pasadena

By buying local, you save our downtown district and our small businesses.

We urge you, our neighbors and customers, to shop local and do your holiday shopping downtown. Reach out to your friends to spread the word that your local small businesses need your support.

Here’s what happens when you shop local:


Get Ready for a Frighteningly Good Time!

The BBMT‘s annual HaLLoWe’eN SpoOkTaCuLaR returns just in time for the most scary season of the year! In a partnership with PlayhouseLive, Bob Baker’s show will be available to stream on Halloween morning for your little ghouls and goblins. KTLA recently featured the show and give you a wonderful preview.

Remember, if you enjoy the BBMT’s programs, support them if you can. Tickets are available for upcoming socially distanced events, and they have tons of cool merch in their online store, (with shirts like the one above printed here at Ellen’s, naturally).

We All Know How Important Voting Is…

We all know that we have an important civic duty to wear a mask and a valued right to vote. That’s why here at Ellen’s Silkscreening we are giving away a FREE “vote” face mask with every order placed from now until Election Day. We hope to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks and casting their ballot.

Did You Get Your Coffee?

For so many of us, coffee is an essential part of our day. We drink it at the crack of dawn, or late into the evening. We drink it hot and iced, plain black or dressed up with a myriad of milks and flavors. It’s there for us when we need a little comfort or a bit of pep in our step. 

It would be an understatement to say that here at Ellen’s, we have some big coffee fans. Here are a few of our favorite coffee shop customers we make custom mugs, tote bags, enamel pins, tees, and more for; if you’re looking for your daily cup of coffee, we highly recommend them!:


Back to School in New Surroundings

Art by Vivienne Norris, Ellen’s granddaughter.

Students may be back to school in the comfort of their own homes, but they don’t have to be on campus to show some school spirit! From water bottles to pajama bottoms, baseball caps to pencil pouches, the knowledgable team at Ellen’s can find the perfect items for your students, teachers, and faculty to show some school pride!

Make Your Voice Heard

The election is right around the corner!

This month we are printing “Get Out The Vote” tees and totes created by Bay Area designer Mark Giglio. Mark partnered with Ellen’s daughter, photographer Diana Koenigsberg, to get out the vote and raise money to support pro-voting organizations.


Back to School Isn’t What it Used to Be…

As so much changes around us, some things stay the same. Students may be attending class remotely, but they’ll still need to show some school pride with spirit wear and cool gear.

From face masks emblazoned with your beloved mascot, baseball caps ready to play ball, that sweatshirt you hope you’ll need soon, to that t-shirt you’ll cherish forever, we’re here to celebrate your school spirit and root root root for the home team. That’s something that will never change. 

Keep Ellen’s Silkscreening in mind for all of your school spirit needs!

To Our Canine Companions… We’re Celebrating International Dog Day!

What can we say that hasn’t been said already?

This International Dog Day, we want to celebrate all of the good boys and girls out there of every size, shape and color. We thank them for licking our faces, making us laugh, keeping us safe, and cheering us up when things look bleak. 

Thank you dogs!
We hope your day is full of belly rubs and tasty treats.

Under a Cloud

            Illustration by Vivienne Norris, Ellen’s 14 year-old granddaughter 

As we continue to live under this cloud,
we hope that you are staying safe
as we all wait for better days.

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