Earth Cadets is a company from Krissy Callahan that is committed to creating unique, hand-printed home goods and clothing for the whole family while respecting our environment. All Earth Cadets’ products are designed and screen printed in Chicago by hand by owner Krissy Callahan. She uses eco-friendly, water-based inks and incorporating organic and recycled materials wherever possible.
Meet & shop with Krissy Callahan of Earth Cadets at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago) on Sunday, July 22, 2018 (10am-4pm) along with 100+ of Chicago’s finest in food, fashion, home goods + art.
Baby – The most unique and soft organic, hand printed onesies, designed and printed in Chicago. All bodysuits are 100% organic cotton, Fair Trade and GOTS Certified.
Kids & Adults – Hand printed clothing for the hippest kids around. All shirts are designed and screen printed in Chicago using eco-friendly inks on soft tri-blend or organic cotton. Shirts are available in even sizing, running long and slim. (You can size up if in between sizes.)
Pillows – Organic cotton and hemp blend pillows, paired with bold and unique patterns are what makes Earth Cadets home decor products an excellent statement in any home.
Paper Prints – Earth Cadets’ designs on recycled French construction paper. Every piece is printed by hand in Chicago in limited edition batches and signed. Prints come in standard framing sizes unless otherwise noted.
Wall Art – Unique art pieces made from the fabric covering the printing tables. They are embellished and stretched along the actual wooden screens used for printing, and gallery wrapped on all sides. No two pieces are alike!
Check out the website to see all the latest offerings.
How it launched:
It all started with a love for t-shirts and making them with puffy paints and iron-on transfers. (Because who doesn’t love a white sweat suit with chicks and bunnies outlined in pastel purple?) Many, many years later, it morphed into Krissy moving to Chicago, finding local places that teach screen printing, taking several beginner classes and finally building out a studio in her basement. Earth Cadets was born in December of 2008, initially working on EC on nights and weekends while maintaining a full-time corporate job. Krissy worked up the nerve to take on this passion full time in October of 2011.
(at Half Pint Market)
3756 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613