From the category archives:


concrete jungle organic t-shirt

This shirts ticks a lot of boxes, designed by a.mar.illo, printed on organic cotton, water-based ink, and priced to move, what’s not to like!

Costiness=$13 Buy it at


giraffe red organic t-shirt by omunky

I always think that people look a bit sinister when they look you in the eye when their glasses are pushed down their nose, I don’t know what it is but I find it un-nerving. However, when a giraffe is doing it I feel a lot more comfortable, especially when that giraffe is printed onto an organic cotton t-shirt.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at OMUNKY


recycle t-shirt by print liberation

Philly’s finest are at it again, well, finest after Art In The Age, obviously, and this time, they’re saving the planet with a t-shirt that has a bike on it!

The cotton is 100% organic, and the ink is environmentally-friendly too, so you will be even more justified in feeling superior to people when you’re biking around town whilst they’re trying to mow you down in their cars.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at Print Liberation

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organic mens t-shirt by Mongrel Clothing

Something that I’ve tried telling myself at the end of the two England games in the World Cup (and presumably at the end of the one we’re playing right now) is that no matter what happens, it doesn’t really make a difference to my life, I’m not betting on them, and I don’t know anyone playing, so in that respect, and it remains the same for much of the country, we’ll be okay even if the England team having to get an earlier flight home than they expected.

However, I’m not entirely okay with a £40 t-shirt, yes it is a great design, I’d love to wear it, and it’s printed on organic cotton, but £40 is still quite a lot more than I’m prepared to pay for a t-shirt nowadays.

Costiness=£40 Buy it at Mongrel Clothing

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Gulf oil spill charity t-shirt

Yup, brown stuff is still going from the sea floor to the surface, so buy this tee, from which 100% of the profit (no word on what that figure is) goes to the National Wildlife Federation to help with the clean-up. And it’s printed on an organic American Apparel t-shirt, so at least this tee isn’t contributing to more chemicals going into the water

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Trademarket


Omunky organic monkey t-shirt

I’m not really feeling the multiple usage of the same monkey shape, I feel like the graphic might flow better with a few different monkeys, but the colourway is spot on and as ever I’m enjoying the use of negative space.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at OMUNKY


Munky-View by Omunky

by Andy on February 16, 2010

Omunky organic monkey t-shirt

This isn’t the latest tee available from OMUNKY, the organic tee company with a penchant for animal-based designs, but I like this design makes use of a lot of the ‘canvas’, I always find that there’s something nice about tees that have a print running along the lower hem of a shirt.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Omunky


Positive Pollution by LaFraise

by Andy on February 16, 2010

pollution eco t-shirt

Science is almost definitely going to work out something like this in the future. I’m not putting any upper limit on what I’m defining as ‘the future’, so if the fairly vague concept in this laFraise tee of something that removes pollution using a spraycan is realised at any point in the future… I totally called it.

Costiness=€23 Buy it from LaFraise


An Old Time-y Bike by deletetoast

by Andy on February 13, 2010

Post image for An Old Time-y Bike by deletetoast

I really wish that this design had a bigger product picture, because I get the feeling that it’s a really wearable design, but I just can’t see it properly. It’s organic, and it’s only available in medium.

Costiness=$24 Available from deleteoast


Save The Whales by Yanmos at RedBubble

by Andy on January 14, 2010

We don’t really know the story of what happened with the Shonan Maru No.2 and Sea Shepherd’s badass looking boat, the Ady Gil, well formerly badass since it’s in more than one piece now, so I’m going to post this without comment, but the fact that I’m posting it probably says enough.

Costiness=$24.50 Available from RedBubble




First off, Worn Again is a damn good name for a company making clothing out of Virgin hot air balloons, admittedly they’re in something of a niche, you can probably count the amount of companies doing that on one hand finger, but they got there first and they probably got the best name, though of course virginity-pun-based business named are very much welcomed, encouraged even, in the comments.

They aren’t particularly cheap (especially for second-hand fabric!), but they look good and you can’t deny that the idea is very cool.

Worn Again Hot Air Balloon Clothing [via notcot]


109 I love NY style t-shirts for you to love

by Andy on December 14, 2009


After the success and popularity of my previous list posts such at the 202 Star Wars t-shirts and robot lists (and of course the ridiculously meta list of t-shirt lists), I started saving up links of tees that fit into various categories, but there’s no point me just saving them up indefinitely, so it’s about time I started posting all these lists, most of them don’t quite breach the lofty barrier of more than 100 items in a list, but as they say, it’s not the size, it’s the amount of time Andy spent thinking up the metaphor.

As fasr as t-shirts go, few are more iconic than the design Milton Glaser created to help promote New York (the state, not just the city) back in the 70s. That design has gone on to be used in hundreds of different ways and become part of American pop culture, so it’s hardly surprising that the style has found it’s way onto more than a few t-shirts.

As ever with my list posts, THEY ARE NOT IN ANY RANKED ORDER, the numbers are merely there to keep track of the amount of tees in the list. I say this every time and no one seems to listen, it’s as if you skip the intro and move straight on to all the tees! Also, there are some affiliate linked shirts in there, so it’s possible I will earn money from people buying certain t-shirts on this list, but as I’ve listed just about as many as I could find, it’s hardly surprising that some of the companies have affiliate programmes. Some of the tees in the list are sold out already, and depending upon the success of this post some of them could become sold out in the future, but they could also be reprinted, so in many ways these tees are like Schroedinger’s cat before you click on the link. The list has been split into two pages to make things a little bit easier on my server, but please click through to the second page, because some of my favourites are on there and I think the list finishes pretty strongly, so they’re all worth checking out.

As ever, any exposure you can give to the list (stumble, tweet, delicious bookmark, blog post, digg, ill-considered full-back tattoo) will be greatly appreciated, and I’ll write up a thank you post with links back to everyone that helped in a couple of weeks. Now let’s go love some t-shirts!

I heart Something by The Tee Party – From $15.99

I heart Google by NerdyShirts – $19.97

I have never seen Star Wars by Reece Ward at RedBubble – $24.34

I Bike SF by Super7 – currently unavailable

I cannot remember much about the weekend by Regal Clothing – £17.50

New York Loves Me by Local Celebrity – $28

I heart TPM by The Printed Mind – $19.99

I heart LDN by Clothing For Culture – £25 (various colours available)

I heart New Year by ha-wear at Etsy – $20.99

I really just want to have sex with you by DeezTeez – $14.99

I Texas NY by Saltlick NYC – $58 (yeah, I know)

I Square Pixels by Bytelove – €22

I bomb NY by The Originators – $25 (I assume ‘bomb’ is a graffiti term?)

I Love Coffee by Kirksey Wells for Threadless – $12 (currently sold out)

I dyslexia heart by Busted Tees – $20

I Steel Pittsburgh by Peoples Cartel – $28

I heart my nerd by – $22.95 (available in many colours and as a hoodie)

I love Beatport by Beatport – $24

I love Apple Pi by Adam de la Mare at RedBubble – $25.94

I Used To Love Her by UNDRCRWN – $28 (currently sold out)

I Love To Cook by Pyknic Clothing – $26.98

I love toxic waste by Found Item Clothing – $21.95 (as seen in the film ‘Real Genius’)

I USB Geeks by Lola Camisetas – €11

I love zombies by Mike Friedrich for Scribtee – £15.40

I Uzi LA (I don’t know where to buy this but I’d like too)

I love love love polygamy by Busted Tees – $20

I Love Love by Blend Apparel – $29.99 (printed on a bamboo tee)

I Disco NY by fauxsure at Etsy – $23

I’m apparently not too happy with LA by Rogue Status at Karmaloop – $18

I love Electric Zombie by Electric Zombie – $10 (on it’s last printing and only available in large)

I rock out to Metal by Ex-Boyfriend – $24.99

I heart nerds at Zazzle – $32.60

I Love Pixels by zerotees at Skreened – $23.99

I F LA by Lipstick Prohpets – $26

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Holly Madison loves Candy (and publicity) and I have no idea where to buy her top from.

I heart NY (with gold foil) by Christopher – $34

I heart LA (with gold foil) by Christopher – $34

I love shoes bags and boys by House of Mental at MoreTVicar – £22

I love Mushrooms by Tee and Toast – £20

I can Street Art by Cotton Factory – $15.99

I bike LA by Local Celebrity – $28

I Sample Favela Funk by PalmerCash – $22.97

I love New York Girls by Monsieur Steve – €19

I Love/Stake Buffy by ThinkGeek – $18.99

I love the Poker Room, no clue where you can buy this, I just like the photo.

I Love Lamp by snorgtees – $16.11 (currently on sale)

I Love Boxed Wine by NoiseBot – $22.95

I Bike Bike by Cotton Factory – $15.99

I Miss NY by Lipstick Prophets – $32

I bread clip bread clips (& I don’t get it?) bySport Coat Clothing – $13

Click here to visit the second page of this list, there’s some really great tees coming up, I promise!


Feel by Blend Apparel [hands-on review]

by Andy on December 12, 2009


As ever, I’m behind on the reviews, but this is a great tee to review, because despite it’s fairly simple appearance, it’s actually really interesting.

You probably recognise the print as being braille, we all recognise those dots, but if you’re anything like me you probably don’t read braille, so you’re just going to have to believe me when I say the text reads “feel” (just as I’m believing Blend Apparel when they tell me that). So that’s a pretty funny visual pun, though the ladies may want to be careful with the perceived invitations it offers, and of course I’d presume that actual blind people would love it.

The print is raised up off the tee too, so it is obviously a pretty thick print so that you can get that effect, but with the dots being not too huge it doesn’t make it feel weird like you’re wearing it, if there was a large black of print this thick it would probably feel like the tee was bullet-proof but you can’t really tell the difference from a regular thin print in this case. I’m just specualting here but is it also possible that a really thick print will stand the test of time better than a thin one, or does it actually make it more likely that you’ll accidentally rip off one of the dots?


The tee is no regular shirt either, as it’s made from bamboo. From what I’ve read bamboo is a much more environmentally friendly way of producing clothing, in fact everything I’ve heard about bamboo makes me wonder why it isn’t used more, anything that can be used as a construction material, food, and clothing, seems crazy to me. So, it’s delicious, but how does it wear? Well, I like it, bamboo t-shirts in general are extremely soft and this version from Blend is no exception. The fit is a little snug, but bamboo tees seem to stretch rather more favourably than a cotton tee, though that may be because bamboo tees usually have less print on them. On that subject, and this is where my lack of technical knowledge comes in, is it harder to print onto a bamboo t-shirt and that’s why bamboo prints tend to be fairly simple?

I’ve always heard that bamboo tees are anti-bacterial, and whilst I can’t think of a way to test that, there’s no reason for me not to believe the claim. I’m not really sure how it would benefit you but I assume it’s no bad thing, perhaps it stops the tee from smelling when you’ve got a bit sweaty, and combined with the comfiness of the tee this could be a great tee for going to the gym in.

Costiness=$24.99 Available from Blend Apparel


The Big Brain Machine by Always Thinkin

by Andy on December 11, 2009


Always Thinkin is a blog not a clothing brand, but judging by the looks of this organic and fairtrade certified tee maybe they should be!

Costiness=£12 (until tomorrow when I think the price will go up) Available from Always Thinkin


New Das Monk at Roktic

by Andy on November 27, 2009


I thought it might be nice to see some splendid tees from organic Australian label Das Monk today as well as lots of percentage signs.


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Cool organic tees for £10 at Linework

by Andy on November 12, 2009


An organic tee in the UK for £10 is pretty rare, but for that tee to also have a cool print on it at that price is even rarer. I suppose that at this price it even makes it possible for Americans to join the Linework party and not feel as they’re being slapped about the face with their wallets.

Last time I took a look at Linework I took issue with the lack of large pictures so that you could really chedck out all the effort that went into making the tees and show off the designs. I’m glad to say that Linework have sorted that out and cleaned up the navigation of the site to make it a lot more enjoyable to browse through.


Things I like: Tees that use braille

by Andy on November 7, 2009



The braille on this tee spells out the word ‘feel’, how cool is that. Also, it’s printed on a bamboo tee, hurrah!

Costiness=$24.99 Available from Blend Apparel


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It’s always unfortunate when a company decides to shut it’s doors and stop selling tees, but in this case as District Cotton closes, Brett, the guy behind DC, is keeping in the tee business with a brand called Good Tee that will be providing socially responsible t-shirt printing. Of course, with District Cotton closing down, they’ve got some stock that needs to be disposed of, which means organic tees for less than $10, and a few of the tees are $5, so expect them to be snapped up fast!

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Munky Tree Organic Tee by Omunky

by Andy on November 4, 2009




Usually I’d rag on a tee for having a square border to the print as this tee from new, eco-friendly label OMUNKY, but in this case I think it gives more of an ‘art on a tee’ look to it, and kudos on the use of negative space.

Costiness=$22 Available from Omunky


Say Hello To Amon Clothing

by Andy on October 16, 2009

Fold Unfold (Get In Shape Edition) from dominicnagel on Vimeo.

I don’t know if any epileptics read Hide Your Arms, but please be warned that there is a small amount of strobing in the video above.

Amon Clothing are a new label from Germany, and if you look at the designs in the gallery or watch the video above, you’ll probably think, “yep, they have the look of a German label.” It’s quite strange how you can sometimes just look at a shirt company and be able to tell where they came from based on their designs, but I think that German companies especially have a distinctive tee style that helps differentiate them from the crowd. In this instance, unusual typographic treatments with strange imagery.

Aside from having cool looking shirts (which are about €28 each), the tees are made of organic cotton and printed using sustainable energy. I’ve still not made a decision about if there are real benefits to organic cotton, but sustainable energy sources are obviously a good thing.

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