Päälä is a sustainable clothing brand, designed and silkscreen-printed by hand in Amsterdam.
Our collections are inspired by the beauty of nature, Scandinavian simplicity and graphic shapes. This ensures timeless and unique items with a creative twist. Our craft is the creation of art and printing it on garments, which we do in consideration of our environment. Caring about sustainability comes naturel to us: we make well-considered choices with a positive impact for people and planet.
We hope you enjoy wearing our printed t-shirts as much as we enjoy designing them.
We care about our responsibility towards society and the natural environment
GOTS-certified printing with water-based inks.
Our silkscreen print atelier is GOTS-certified and we only use water-based inks to make high-quality prints. Water-based inks have low environmental impact and create prints that are highly durable while washing and allow the garment to retain a soft touch.
Fair working conditions.
Päälä garments are produced in Lithuania, Turkey, Portugal, Bangladesh and India. It is important to us that the manufacturers we work with provide good working conditions and pay fair wages to their employees. We therefore make sure that the manufacturers we work with outside of Europe are highly valued members of the Fair Wear Foundation.
Designed and printed in Amsterdam.
The designs are created and printed in our atelier at the industrial NDSM wharf in Amsterdam. Read more about how we work and the creative process below.
Carefully selected raw materials
Päälä items are made of carefully selected sustainable materials. We value a diverse range of sustainable fibres to produce our garments to limit the impact of textile production on the environment. We are a great fan of Tencel, GOTS-certified organic cotton, linen and bamboo for their softness, durability and sustainable characteristics.
We print t-shirts with unique designs.
Our collections are inspired by the beauty of nature, Scandinavian simplicity and graphic shapes. Inspiration comes from everywhere.
Topics and themes arise by observing the surroundings with an open and curious look. Animals, nature, artforms, Folklore and moments from every day life can be the source of inspiration for a unique print. The prints are created by playing, making, discovering and doing. This ensures timeless and unique items with a creative twist.
From Art to Garment
In our multi-functional atelier (office, creative space, print workshop and showroom) at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam, new designs are silkscreen printed by hand onto carefully selected sustainable garments. On the right you see Harm-Jan, co-founder of Päälä, printing a bamboo tee.