About Us

Fifth Sun’s journey from a small independent t-shirt company was shaped by its continued focus on balance, community, and the personal touch that remains at the core of its identity. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Fifth Sun has woven together a shared spirit that thrives on designing vibrant and meaningful art.

Located in Chico, California, Fifth Sun is a leading manufacturer and distributor of graphic apparel for the retail clothing industry for over 25 years. It is internationally recognized as being a progressive and creative supplier of trend apparel in the online market and retail industry. Fifth Sun prides itself on having a diverse and unique portfolio of licensed, branded, and private label products. We serve 3500 independent accounts, premium specialty stores, and mass retailer partners.

Fifth Sun is home to a talented and experienced team of artists and trend experts who design and produce officially licensed t-shirts for companies with rich histories like Nintendo, Cuphead, and Marvel, as well as, popular movies and TV shows from Star Wars, Disney, and Pixar. Fifth Sun is made up of a passionate team of creators who focus on integrity, building long-term partnerships, and pursuing licenses that match strengths in our design and distribution practices.

In the spirit of our beginning, we approach each new project with a sense of adventure. We create informed, creative, and groundbreaking designs that reflect our history, as well as, our partners’ visions for the future. We’ve never lost our sense of curiosity and it drives us to create the unforgettable.



100% of Employee rate for Medical and Vision paid for by Fifth Sun. Dental premium and additional dependents covered by employee.

Additional Benefits

Gap Insurance, Short Term Disability, Enloe Flight Care, and Pet Insurance.

Life Insurance

Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment of $20,000 Option to purchase additional with a guaranteed issue.


401K Program

Fifth Sun matches 3% of your compensation plus .5% of your deferral between 3 -5%. There is a one year waiting period to qualify for the program.


Employees get one free shirt a month and 75% off merchandise. We offer premier coffee, cold-brew, and kombucha on tap around the office. We also have an office space that keeps you inspired, with plenty of room to collaborate and work as a team. We offer a casual dress code and sit/stand desks. You receive 7 paid holidays.

Internship Opportunities

There are currently no openings. Please check back soon!


Visual Merchandiser

Your success will be measured on your ability to lead initiatives and projects between cross functional teams.  This role includes information gathering via partnering with Sales for a hand off of business strategy, the execution timeline and detailed requirements which are included in the work order. A timely execution of design, ensuring designs reflect buyers’ requests.   Working with the VP of Design, this person will also provide ongoing inspiration archives by month/season including message concepts, mood boards and styling guideline for inspiration to the Design teams’ environment.  You will need the ability understand all aspects of garment construction, colors, and the ability to use Adobe Suite.


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Private Label Graphic Artist

This position is a professional artist/illustrator with exceptional creative capabilities and experience with private label apparel design. The Designer will bring energy and out-of-the-box creative ideas to the team. They are responsible for creating original designs for all apparel categories. They must also have a thorough understanding of fashion with the ability to translate and execute on-trend styles and graphic designs for licensed brands, private label and in-house designs/generic art.  This position is located in Long Beach, Ca.


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Chico, CA

What is Great About Chico?

Chico has been recognized as

  • “#14 in Job Growth” – Forbes Magazine (2019)
  • “Best Towns” – Outside Magazine (2011)
  • “Best Places to Live in America” – Men’s Journal (2010)
  • “#1 Cycling Community in America” – Cycling Magazine (1997)

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