Flood Clothing Co. is a small batch design and screen-print T-shirt company set-up and run by me, Mike Palowski, out of a small garage studio in the North-West of England.
My decision to start the company was born out of a curiosity that turned into a passion for manual print processes. I also have a huge appreciation for design and believe that contemporary minimal graphic design and illustration is under-represented in fashion.
My designs are for those that want to break into a world of fashion that is more than just a nicely fitting plain T-shirt. I want to be the antithesis of what's currently available on the high street. I want to challenge people not to accept the norm and search for something fresh and exciting.
Flood Clothing Co. has been trading since late July 2017 and I'm currently based in two locations with my print studio in Bolton and my office on the Manchester Salford border. I print everything using traditional hand screen-printing methods with water-based (not plastic) inks. The impact that I have on my environment is very important to me and I want to ensure that all my manufacturing processes are safe and clean. Printing everything myself allows me to keep a close eye on both quality and impact on the environment at all times. Even the shirts I print onto have been made with 100% organic cotton using green energy by a company that runs an active social welfare program for their employees.
I am also collaborating with exciting designers and illustrators who are at the forefront of their professions. I want to showcase great design rather than steal ideas and claim them for myself.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Excellent quality t-shirts, bought two desings so far. Really simple to order in the online shop and quick delivery!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Great products & really nice to people to deal with."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Loving my Flood Clothing Co. T shirt."
Owner / Designer / Print Maker