We are committed to improving the environmental well-being of the local community and region. Our goal is to foster partnerships that will enhance the economy by using eco-friendly screen-printing improvements.
It all started in 2014... Born out of the opportunity to rent a fantastic space in the historic part of downtown. Knowing it was a dream to have our own business, we decided to jump and rented the building. It has been a labor of love ever since - emphasis on labor!
It took us a while to settle on exactly what we wanted to do. We decided it had to be something we already knew how to do - for the most part anyway - and well, we knew how to screen print and really enjoyed it.
It definitely didn't hurt that Ty's parents ran a successful screen printing business in Cookeville for over 15 years. Known as 'Cream City Tees' for 8 of those years and located in the historic Cream City building right next to where we are now. We knew we could count on them for much-needed help and advice along the way.
With that part decided, we knew we still needed help - lots of it! We found out about the Tennessee Small Business Development Center and attended their workshop series, conducted lots of research and completed our business plan.
We felt we could now muddle our way through the non-creative parts of owning a business (with lots of help from people a lot smarter than us!). So, in between our full-time jobs, a house renovation, and well, life in general, Old Town T-Shirt Co. slowly came to life.
We could go on, but will just stop here and say this - Old Town T-Shirt Co. is a dream come true for us and we hope you enjoy our products and services as much as we enjoy offering them to you. We are so excited to be here and look forward to building long and successful relationships in the local community and region.
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
~Sincerely, Heather & Ty
We have pledged to practice principles of sustainability specific to printing, and plan to apply these principles on a daily basis and to the best of our ability for sales and for purchasing decisions of office or production supplies.
We have researched the most eco-friendly options available for screen printing and have implemented as many as possible into our work practices.
We are devoted to working with local community and regional businesses, community groups and neighbors to improve the place in which we live and conduct business in.
We use Green Galaxy® Eco-Friendly Water-Based Inks. These inks do not have a pungent odor, nor do they include any harsh, harmful or hazardous materials. They are safe for both user and wearer AND they are safe for the environment.
We use Sgreen® Green Chemicals. The use of these chemicals ensures that our health (and the earth's) no longer have to take a backseat to getting the job done. Sgreen's citrus and iodine powered formulas break the standard, giving us a green chemical that cleans better than even the nastiest cleaners.