This project is powered by small business from start to finish. From the freelance creators who design each shirt to our apparel maker who prints, packages, and ships our goods directly to your doorstep—our shop is small from start to finish and we like it that way.
Printed in small batches. Fueled by small business. We care about telling the stories of our collaborative creators and showcasing the talent that exists in our community.
"The heart behind the shop is collaboration: creating something amazing together."
Coming soon - Nov 2020
meet the creators
Leah Longueville is the founder and designer of Polished Prints, a lifestyle brand dedicated to creating positivity for you, your kids and your home.
With a marketing and graphic design background, Leah started Polished Prints as an outlet for her creative energy after the birth of her daughter. What started as a hobby in her guest bedroom quickly grew as Leah began noticing how people connected with the combination of positive messaging and modern aesthetic of her designs, regardless of their age or stage of life. Using design as a method of building connections, Leah designs each item with intention to create eye-catching, empowering styles – and simply make you feel good.
Polished Prints advocates for “more joy, less judgment” through their product designs, featuring shirts emblazoned with positive messaging like Cultivate Love, Be Nice, Be the Good, and more. Since its launch in 2018, the line has expanded to include apparel and accessories for adults, kids, babies and home. Each item is screen printed by hand onto soft and comfortable cotton and poly-blend t-shirts, onesies and accessories using eco-friendly water-based inks. Combining neutral tones and a fun 70’s and 80’s-inspired aesthetic of bright colors, Polished Prints features meaningful messages that radiate positivity and spark conversation.
This spring at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I reached out to illustrator Katie Hart, owner of Odd Daughter, to collaborate on a design that to support the solopreneurs, freelancers, and creatives who were struggling. We wanted to create something empowering that truly embodied the spirit of our community. The phrase? Long Live Small Business.
In this collaboration, 100% of the profit generated from the Long Live Small Business collection was donated directly to the Freelancers Union relief fund to support freelancers impacted by COVID-19. The fund offers assistance to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs. Together we were able to raise over $9000 to support business owners, making this collaboration a true success.
Like most creatives, Justin Shiels is multi-passionate and wears way too many hats. Creative director, writer, illustrator, graphic designer, big-picture-thinker, and thoughtful risk-taker. He is also the founder of Curious Tribe
Beyond trying to make a small dent in this beautiful world, he loves slowly sipping fancy cocktails that take more than ten minutes to create.