How Sparky Firepants Was Born
On a rainy day in 1974, a pajama-clad boy stood at the top of a staircase. Pulling a plastic Evel Knievel halloween mask down over his determined face, he stared into the abyss and leapt.
For a few moments, a daredevil flew. When he regained consciousness, Sparky Firepants was born.
This bold risk-taking, daredevil gumption is at the heart of everything we do. The people who understand Sparky Firepants are the people who stand on a balcony and think, I bet I can make it into the pool. Sparky Firepants people like to get dirty. We stand on the seat of our bike. We take the wrong turn down the dark alley on purpose. Sparky Firepants people just want to see what happens if…
What We Do When We’re Not Jumping Off the Roof
We’re a small, family-owned, Southern California screen printing shop. We’ve been screen printing since 2009. We print everything in our Los Angeles shop, and the apparel we recommend and prefer to use is made in the USA. That means our local economy is supported and our carbon footprint is smaller. We also just love living and working in Southern California. Pretty simple, really.
First, we work our butts off to treat you right. We’re in business to make a profit, but not at the expense of people, animals, or the planet. When we have a choice between dollars and life, we choose life every time.
It also happens that we’re all vegan here. That means we don’t consume animal products and we don’t use them in our products.
We like to keep things informal. We’re easy like Sunday mornin’, ya know? So while we deal in contracts, terms and conditions (our lawyer makes us), we work in bathing suits and flip flops. We think stuffy business dealings are stinky. We work with people, not numbers.
We’re not here to tell you how to live, but these things are important to us and we stand by our values. We hope you appreciate that, because we appreciate how you’re still reading all the way down to the bottom here. Cheers!
Causes We Support
Besides choosing a vegan diet which aids in the conservation of our planet’s resources, we also support organizations that are working to keep our water clean and eliminate litter in our beaches, rivers, and parks. One of these organizations is Heal the Bay.
We also like to live by example. The chemicals, methods and materials we use in screen printing are biodegradable and do not hurt our water supply. If you’d like to hear more about how we do that, we’d be happy to explain and show you the products we use. Drop us a line!
And if you support the same things we do, we’d love to hear from you!