Steel City Shirts
Boglarka Bognar (BA Business & Human Resource Management) joined the Work for Yourself Sandwich Year placement in 2020/21, and during this time has significantly developed her business venture, Steel City Shirts.
Steel City Shirts is a screen-printing business initially launched to support lesser-known heavy metal bands increase awareness of their “brand” through the design and printing of quality clothing merchandise. As a big fan of 80s heavy metal music herself, Boglarka was frustrated at the lack of official merchandise available for these lesser-known bands, and so she decided to take the initiative and create the merchandise herself.
After much research it became clear that producing quality screen printed T-shirts with unique designs was what fans were looking for. Boglarka worked closely with the bands to ensure that the designs and product quality met with their approval. This was important as a percentage of the profits from the sale of the T-Shirts goes directly to the bands.
Boglarka only works with eco-friendly and durable cottons and specialised water-based inks to help create unique looks, such as metallic/shimmer, glow in the dark, crack base, and colour changing inks. None of these effects are achievable with other garment decoration techniques.
As Boglarka develops her business, she is now looking to expand her merchandise brand, working with businesses, retail and individual clients who value quality and creativity.
“Steel City Shirts aims to provide a personalised service. I listen to the needs of my clients in order to propose designs and garments that meets both the budgetary and design requirements of the client”.