Ashbury Images started in the late 1980’s with a single manual screen press mounted on an apple crate in the basement of a homeless shelter for men. Since then, it has grown significantly by becoming a workforce social enterprise that focuses on reconnecting disconnected youth with education and career opportunities. Ashbury images is able to produce thousands of quality garments and promotional goods while serving 44+ youth per year. In our new 11.000 square foot facility, we employ and train our interns with the ideology of taking pride in doing quality work. Over the years we have had the privilege of printing garments and promotional goods for companies large, small and everything in between. Some of these great companies include Habitat for Humanity, Thousand Eyes, Uber, Gap, Sift Science and many more. Our reputation for doing great work helps keep the doors open for more youth to turn their lives around one t-shirt at a time.
HELPING THE COMMUNITY
San Francisco and the greater Bay Area is home to over 80,000 disconnected youth ages 16-24. These disconnected youth have little to no access to employment and education opportunity resulting in a higher risk of poverty, unemployed, homeless and incarceration throughout their adult lives. Ashbury Images believes that all youth should have the opportunity to transition to a fulfilling, economically sustainable adulthood. Since 1991 it has been our mission to close the gap between youth and opportunity by offering paid internships and career advancement.
Ashbury Images is made up of a diverse team of dedicated professionals working alongside our youth interns to provide quality goods and services. With over 30 years of industrial screen printing expertise, our fantastic staff brings thousands of marketing materials to life while impacting the lives of our interns in a meaningful and empowering way. Find out how you can join our team and make a social impact by checking out our current job openings.
OUR PARENT COMPANY
New Door Ventures was born out of the belief that through jobs, skill building and training, we can positively change the trajectory for youth. 80,000 youth ages 16 – 24 are disconnected from education and employment in the Bay Area. There’s over 8,000 disconnected youth in San Francisco alone. Without connecting to school and work, these young people are at high risk to be poor, unemployed, homeless or incarcerated throughout their adult lives.
New Doors solution is simple: provide paid jobs, skills training, education, and individualized support so that young adults can get ready for work and life. Employment and education change the trajectory of their lives, putting youth on a path towards economic opportunity.
New Door has been providing paid internships to Bay Area youth for over a decade with innovative and evidence-based youth development strategies. Combine this with the Education Program that helps young people earn a high school equivalency certificate and they are able to help the youth set themselves up for success.
OUR SISTER COMPANY
Pedal Revolution specializes in building great bikes and great individuals. For the last 15 years, they have been pioneers in building bicycles and community. They’re more than one of San Francisco’s most trusted bike shops: they’re a social enterprise non-profit that helps disconnected youth throughout the Bay Area build brighter futures through hands-on job training, education and personal support.
Pedal Revolutions approach to helping Bay Area youth is steeped in the freedom, self-reliance and personal drive of San Francisco bicycle culture. They don’t give away bikes or hold one-off seminars. Instead, they teach real skills to disconnected youth through hands-on training in a real-world environment.
Pedal Revolution provides troubled youth with a chance to work side-by-side with skilled mechanics at an actual bike shop that sells, repairs and builds the highest quality bicycles you’ll find anywhere in San Francisco. Pedal Revolution offers paid internships designed to give disconnected youth the opportunity to learn a trade and transition into adulthood with confidence and purpose.
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Green Apple Books
When our long-time shirt and bag printer in San Francisco closed, we looked around at other local options, and we're glad we settled on Ashbury Images. Their reasonable rates, quick turnaround, and friendly service make them easy to work with. And the good work they do in providing opportunity is the icing on the cake for Green Apple as a satisfied customer.
- Pete Mulvihill, CEO
Yerba Buena Gardens
I’ve ordered silk-screened shirts from Ashbury Images for a number of years now and plan to continue to do so. Service and product are great and pricing is reasonable. Everyone I have met at Ashbury Images is superbly kind and professional. Support this local business and its excellent mission of working with in-risk youth!
- Alice Lin, Communications Manager
ANCHOR BREWING Co.
Why do you order and/or continue to order from Ashbury Images?
Ashbury Images supplies Anchor Brewing Co., with high quality products in a timely fashion that always exceed our expectations. Their design team is able to capture the unique and intricate detail of our artwork with each new project we bring their way. As a San Francisco based company we like to support other SF based companies and appreciate their non-profit social mission.
How has your customers experience been like?
Every new project initiated with Ashbury is a smooth process. They are top of their class when it comes to fabric options, timelines, pricing and artistic ability. I’ve yet to have an unpleasant experience and don’t anticipate any to occur in the future.
What do you use Ashbury Images for?
Anchor Brewing Co. works with Ashbury to produce T-Shirts featuring our brand artwork on them.
Tell us about your favorite or most memorable experience working with us?
For one project I could not get the proper art files needed to convert the logo to fabric. The design team tirelessly worked with me to convert what I had into a viable file while still maintaining the detail and the integrity of the artwork.
- Megan Firpo, Point of Sale Manager
Ashbury Images has been our go-to vendor when it comes to creating our t-shirts. Their superior service, pricing, and lightning fast turnaround make them the obvious choice!
- Johnny Chang, Production Manager
Mosaic Event Management
As a fellow small business in San Francisco, we are honored to use Ashbury Images for the quality apparel and promo items we need and to support the empowerment work they do for our community. We are always impressed by the quality of their products and the professionalism of their staff. The people at Ashbury Images make working with them truly enjoyable. Tim and his team are some of the most courteous, conscientious and hard-working we have encountered in this industry. It is a true pleasure to be able to support such an outstanding organization and at the same time receive the high-quality service and products we require.
- James Raycraft, Vice President
We order from Ashbury Images for several reasons. One of the most important is that they too are a social enterprise! Secondly, they provide very competitive pricing, and also they provide excellent customer services. For example, we can see samples of the shirts, they provide recommendations and they have been prompt in delivering the order.
- Linda Pratt, Director of Sustainability and Partnerships
At eLife we are very happy with Ashbury's services and timely responses to any queries we've ever had. Given the international scope of our work, it has always been very helpful that they were flexible and open to making convenient shipping arrangements for our orders.
- Kora Korzec , Marketing Manager
Ashbury Images has done tote bag screen printing for REDF, as well as provided customized notebooks, shirts, and other promotional items. They are a delight to work with – quick, responsive, and produce high quality products that gets us a lot of compliments. We use Ashbury Images’ services because they do great work, and because they give opportunity youth a chance to do that great work and gain valuable experience. Not only is Ashbury Images a valued vendor, but they are great partners who have also always gone the extra mile for us, including turning orders around quickly, and even hosting tours of their operations. We are very lucky to have such a great business in San Francisco!
- Karen Chern, Portfolio Manager
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
We have had great experiences working with Ashbury Images. The quality of their work is excellent and the customer service is top notch. Moreover, it is a privilege to support a company that is committed to helping young people achieve their full potential and is actively giving back to the local community. I would recommend Ashbury Images to any business or organization looking for high-quality printing.
- Devin Currens, Bookstore Manager
Ashbury provides great quality screen printed products and professional service for our large corporate orders. We love supporting local businesses and we support Ashbury's social cause. Our experience with them has been amazing. Paul has been very responsive and pays attention to every part of our order. Alicia has been a great compliment to him. The whole team in general goes above and beyond what I need them to do.
- Cynthia Lee