About Us


Started in 2005 by Greg Moore, Bear Essentials Apparel has grown annually both in capability and in satisfied customers. Family-owned and operated, Bear Essentials Apparel offers a comprehensive approach to everything decorated. With retail stores in both Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, NY, we produce unique Adirondack designs loved by locals and tourists alike. All of our designs are created and produced in our Saranac Lake store, employing local, talented residents. We are a New York Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business and currently the first and only screen printer and embroiderer in New York with this distinction.

Bear Essentials Apparel is your complete resource for anything screen printed and embroidered, offering traditional screen printing and full-color screen printing. Each has their unique “hand” (how they feel to the touch), possibilities and applications. We can explain this because we are the ones that do this! We also offer custom screen printing and embroidery, from a single piece to thousands (we won the 2016 Empire State Games athlete apparel contract for the 4th consecutive year!) Our customer satisfaction is what makes us stand out from the rest. We care. We scrutinize. We deliver. Let us be your resource!

About Greg Moore/Owner,

Greg is a decorated Iraq War veteran (technically disabled) and active member of the community. With a BFA in Graphic Design, SUNY New Paltz, Greg brings his training and love of art into every piece he designs. In addition to being a designer & business owner Greg has been active and involved with the following:

Homeward Bound Adirondacks, Board Member

Past Board Member Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Past President Gold Medal Chapter BNI (Business Networking International)

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee member

Avid triathlete and 2013 Lake Placid Ironman finisher

Dedicated father and husband