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Meet Christian of Supply Locale in Wicker Park/Noble Square

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christian.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Christian. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
About 5 years ago we were designing and running our own brand. After taking a few collections to various screen printers, we realized that no one had the attention to detail we wanted and the quality was lacking in most prints. Being naïve and ambitious, we decided the only way to get product exactly the way we wanted it was to do everything in house. Grch became an excellent printer, mastering a lot of different techniques and styles – applying his engineering background to breaking down and understanding the dynamics of printing and garment construction. Over time, we realized that the forward facing aspects of a clothing brand like the self-promotion & continuous need to push product didn’t fit our personalities.  We identified a gap in the printing market for someone who knew what designers wanted and could help them release new product with confidence. Today, we pride ourselves on helping these designers bring ideas to life by providing expert knowledge on sourcing, design, print quality, innovative inks/techniques, and complete garment construction. We have evolved from strictly a screen printing studio to providing clients a full service solution, allowing them to focus on growth and exposure.

Has it been a smooth road?
Ha, no it hasn’t always been a smooth road but the struggles and challenges that arise is how we’ve continued to grow personally and professionally and get better each day. We are completely self-taught, so we had to learn a lot by making mistakes first and going from there.We’d love to hear more about your business.

Tell us about your business/company. What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of as a company? What sets you apart from others?
Locale is a design team specializing in custom screen printing and garment construction. We set ourselves apart with unmatched attention to detail and commitment to delivering a flawless product. Our mission is to produce the highest quality custom apparel. We work closely with our clients through every stage of the process to translate ideas into an exceptional final product.

If you had to start over, what would you have done differently?
Hindsight is tough, but we like where we’re at and the direction we’re headed.


  • Every project is unique and we feel that pricing should be treated uniquely as well, which is why we do not use a traditional pricing matrix.

Contact Info:

  • Phone: (773) 888-1619
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @supplylocale and @localeprintworks

Image Credit:
DESIGNER by Ron Louis/Phera, finished by Supply Locale, The Green tee/shorts photo should read: Madison-USA

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