Being a huge fan of screen printing and funky designs, i stumbled upon Pini Piru a while back and i immediatley liked their designs.
Now Pini Piru, in collaboration with Dutch Handmade, are hosting a competition where you can win a free t shirt(more about that in a bit), so i thought id write a little something about them. (who dosnt like the chance to win a free shirt?)
Pini Piru, a little screen printing shop that sells t shirts, sketchbooks and prints, was set up over a year ago in the city of Hoorn (the Netherlands) by Barry and Lies who have a background in design, photography, drawing painting, sculpting, and 3D animation – so basically a fantastic mish mash of creative disciplines.
They use water based ink for their screen printing and use 100% organic cotton for their t shirts ( not only Eco friendly, but it makes for a better fit and lasting quality and softness)
Being the caring people that they are, the try to be as sustainable as possible. They are planning on sourcing their t shirts from a fair trade company in India that works directly with the cotton farmers. This ensures that the farmers get a fair price for their work and don’t get ripped off by giant companies (just google how fruit of the loom treats its workers)
Pini Pirus Tshirts a split up into 4 categories: Guys, Kids, Ladies and Babies.
Now their current selection of tees isn’t the largest, but they do put out some strong designs. If there’s a design/tshirt that’s not available in your size, they’ll run one off for you. And even better, there’s also a chance that if you ask them nicely enough, theres a chance that you can get a custom made design. Now Ive also heard that they also have the capabilities to do bags, moleskins, and other accessories, but sadly appart from one sketchbook, there is little to be seen of that on their website. Hopefully well be able to see some of the other possibilites soon.
Considering all the effort that goes into being sustainable and eco friendly (which god knows is not cheap), and that this is a small print shop, the tshirt prices, averaging at 25€, are quite affordable, even for someone as stingy as me.
As mentioned above, Pini Piru, in collaboration with Dutch Handmade are hosting a competition. ”Like” their pages on Facebook (Pini Piru Fan Page – Dutch Handmade Fan Page) and then spread the news. easy as that.
Heres the link the the competition details – be warned though, its in Dutch. Just use google translate if you cant read it http://dutchhandmade.com/?p=2382
And if youve been wondering what/where the name Pini Piru comes from, its an “alteration” of the finnish word pieni piru, and means “Little Devil”