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About Red Boots

Red Boots Design is an independent, custom screen-printing company in Bellingham, Washington. Red Boots helps locally owned businesses expand their reach with marketing apparel their customers are happy to wear and give.

Founded in 2004 by Erin Boyd, Red Boots is everybody’s favorite source for high quality, practical, made-in-the-US-of-A goods that make your body and your home look distinctive and feel comfy.

The Red Boots Story

Like many independents, Red Boots Design began humbly, in a chilly and dark screen-printing shop owned by a friend Erin met while working in an organic food store. She was soon bartering her screen-printing abilities for shop time to create her own designs, which she sold at the local farmers market.

Many local, independent businesses embraced her business and signed on to have their tees, hoodies and hats printed by Red Boots. Years later, fueled by strong, locally roasted coffee, and maybe a whisky when the workday’s through, Erin gets it all done—all on her own. She feels the most amazing when she sees a big stack of customer shirts printed and ready to go out the door.

Who works with Red Boots?

Home-grown breweries and bakeries, local food purveyors and the beloved Farmers Market. Independent bookstores, theaters and a circus! Folks who work hard, play harder and love their community—just like Red Boots!

About Erin Boyd

Erin Boyd is a Pacific Northwesterner with a Nova Scotia heart. Growing up on that wild peninsula gave her an independent spirit and totally Canadian (i.e., laid back, friendly and unstoppable) approach to life and business.

Erin is an avid lover of books, art, photography, food, design, bicycles and Athens, Georgia. Playing outside. Independent businesses. Working for herself.

She is drawn to keeping a higher standard and honoring the way things used to be made: thoughtfully and intentionally. She holds onto processes and things that are in danger of going away forever. To that end, she collects vintage art, furniture, objects and antiques. She grows, cans and preserves food. Sews clothes. Uses Holga cameras. Fries chicken. And hooks rugs.

Every day, Erin applies her singular approach to creating for her customers the high-quality goods that make people happy. She does it thoughtfully, and by hand.

Some of our work

Best Day Ever!

Are you having the best day ever? Yes? We know it might be difficult to build on so much awesomeness, but we’re here to make it even better!
Everything that leaves the Redboots “factory” is guaranteed to be built with exacting precision and littered with positivity. Don’t believe us? Give us a try and let us prove it.

Erin, at RedBoots Designs, has consistently provided the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School with top quality products, on-time as promised, for years. Her willingness to accommodate our every special request, with good humor and professionalism, will keep us coming back to her for years to come.”
Susan Burke, Whatcom Hills Waldorf School
Erin has great color and design sense.
Susan, Bow Hill Blueberries
Kulshan Brewing Company has been working with Erin at Red Boots for nearly 2 years now, and we are definitely Red Boots devotees! Erin’s infectious enthusiasm for her work comes across in everything she does. She demonstrates a sense of personal ownership in her approach to our brand, and is constantly contributing innovative ideas for ways we can make our products better than ever. She is prompt with communication and updates on projects, and is always happy to go out of her way to hand deliver our orders – sometimes even cruising them over on the handlebars of her bike. We are looking forward to many more years of our partnership with Erin and Red Boots Design – she’s a vital part of the Kulshan Krew!
Jen Lamb, Kulshan Brewery
“Erin at Red Boots Design has been providing the custom t-shirts and sweatshirts for Village Books for nearly a decade. We’re consistently impressed with the quality of her products and how easy she is to work with. And, our customers love what she creates for us. Erin is one of our most valued business partners”
Chuck Robinson, Village Books
“Working with Erin at Red Boots is great. Erin is responsive, reliable, and fast. We are able to use our creative staff’s input in designing our own personalized Co-op logos and Erin makes us customized silk-screens with whatever designs we come up with! Our employees love rockin’ customized themed Co-op T’s and hoodies that reflect their personalities. Over the past 7 years we’ve been working with Erin, we have accumulated an awesome selection of fun and appealing Co-op designs for staff to choose from when placing work clothing orders. Erin is very helpful in keeping us up to date with the latest trends, but quality and fit of the clothing items we order. Thanks Erin for keeping our employees smiling with duds that highlight our unique Co-op culture in our logo’d gear!”
Renee, Bellingham Food Co-op

Every project is unique!

At least this is how we feel about it, and we want you to know that we take the time to make sure you know your options before we even get started.   Whether you’re looking for 50 shirts for an event, or 5000 for your business, we have you covered.

Fill out this short form to tell us a bit about what you have in mind and we’ll contact you to go over your options.