About Us

About Us and our beginnings...

 We are your custom embroidery, silk screen and promotional product  distributor and proud member of the Advertising Specialty Institute.  Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a nearly $17  billion dollar industry and are used by virtually every business in  America. Why? Items like mugs, pens and t-shirts are memorable and  provide a better cost per impression for advertisers than almost every  major marketing effort like TV, magazines and the Internet. The  brainchild behind Essential Creations, Inc. is none other than  Sandtricia Andrews-Strickland, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years  of experience in the embroidery business. Sandtricia started Essential  Creations, Inc. in June of 2000 at home with the help of her family and  the support and encouragement of her parent. Over the years, Essential  Creations has positioned itself by becoming one of the leading custom  embroidery and silk screening company on Chicago's Side Side and its  surrounding area. Essential Creations' impeccable services combined with  their great customer support have help to quadruple their customer  base. With the increase in customers and demands, new services such as  trophies, plagues, picture puzzles and a new process that transfers ink  into gas that captures inside the fabric of the garments have been  added. vetted and proven by the State of Illinois, City of Chicago and  many major businesses and organizations. It is a certified WBE (Women  Business Enterprise) Business & DBE (Disadvantage Business  Enterprise) Business with the City of Chicago, Pace, Metra and Chicago  Park District. It also holds membership in NAWBO, Ace’s Network, and ASI  certified Promotional Supplier. Few of Essential Creations' clients  include SCR/Pace, Sears Corporation, Hitachi Corporation, Jesse White  Tumbling Team, State of Hawaii (provided over 16,000 silk screened  shirts), State of North Carolina ( 5,000 caps), Chicago Scuba Diving  Club, Chicago Public Schools, Trinity United Church in Chicago, and many  other local businesses, and organizations. Visit Essential Creations,  Inc TODAY to discuss your order!! We are able to supply your company  with every possible promotional product from over 3000 suppliers. With  so many ad specialties available there is a huge opportunity for  professionals like you to boost ROI and leave a lasting impression with  your customers. 

Tackle Twill is added feature to our embroidery line.

Tackle Twill has been around forever, but we have found a unique way to incorporate both embroidery and twill to create a design which will be a show stopper! You will not want to share where you got your work done. I have this discussion with my clients all the time. 

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Come see for yourself, give us the most challenging work and we will deliver. 

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