Our Mission 

Philadelphia Printworks is an independent clothing brand inspired by past and present social justice movements. We are dedicated to creating accessible apparel for activists, organizers, and allies, amplifying marginalized voices through our designs and messages. Founded in 2010, our mission is to foster a more just and equitable society by using fashion as a powerful tool for raising awareness and promoting social change. 

Our Values

As the owner of Philadelphia Printworks, I am driven by a passionate commitment to challenging oppressive systems and advocating for transformative change. As an anti-capitalist, I firmly believe in reforming the existing system to address the inequalities and injustices caused by capitalism.

As part of my anti-capitalist stance, I actively support various reforms, such as progressive taxation, campaign finance reform, the establishment of worker cooperatives, Universal Basic Income (UBI), and wealth redistribution. These efforts are crucial in my ongoing pursuit of a more just and equitable society.

Central to my values is the strong belief that the prison and policing systems must be critically examined and actively transformed. I firmly advocate for abolitionist views, recognizing that these institutions perpetuate systemic racism, violence, and inequity. My mission is to contribute to a society where these systems are dismantled and replaced with community-led alternatives that prioritize healing, restorative justice, and the well-being of all individuals.

Through my apparel and merchandise, I encourage dialogue and action towards transformative change. By collaborating with artists, activists, and advocates who share my vision, I amplify messages of social, economic, and environmental justice.

My brand is rooted in the belief that systemic change is essential for dismantling oppressive structures and building a world that respects the dignity and rights of all individuals. Together, we work towards a future where community-driven solutions shape the foundations of a more compassionate and inclusive society.

Maryam Pugh