All things new
Emerald & Evergreen was launched due to many significant circumstances. My name is Darby Santos, and I am the owner here at Emerald & Evergreen. Many of you returners are curious about the name change, new branding, equipment upgrades, and all things E&E. I will get to that, but let me introduce myself to all the newbies here.
Emerald & Evergreen is the first women owned screen printing company in Spokane, Wa. In 2017 I became a business owner with one idea in mind: spending maximum amounts of time with my son as possible, while still being able to put food on the table. I started off as only doing custom apparel, with humble beginnings I was working out of my apartment with a terrible quality printer, being a one man show: making designs, printing apparel, fulfilling orders, taking pictures, doing all the social medias, you get the point... On top of this madness I am a full time student, going to school to get my teaching certification, and a 24/7 momma. In 2018 I launched my PNW inspired women's apparel collection for Absolute Apparel. In 2019I was overwhelmed and my business was failing because I could not keep up with everything. So I made the two best decisions I've made for this business so far. I hired Lauren Graff for photos and some graphic design and Carly Wilkes for order fulfillment. These are two local mommas who are working hard to spend time with their little boys and who keep this business afloat. In 2020 I completely upgraded and flipped this business to be able to help all customers. I set up a complete screen print system in my garage. Our clients include bands, comedians, designer labels, gyms, schools, and a wide range of businesses. We offer the latest styles, hottest trends, and highest quality apparel brands. We’re proud to be a local small business that treats our clients like family, giving every order the care and attention it deserves. We love the Community in Spokane and everything the PNW has to offer, we love showing off where we call home.
If I were to be done being a business owner right now I'd be extremely thankful and thank God everyday just for what its given me this far, but luckily this is just the beginning.