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Play Dead on Cotton Bureau

by Andy on March 26, 2015



I have a new design up for sale on a fairly new tee website. They’re called Cotton Bureau and what’s different about them is that they’re a bit more selective about the designs they choose. That way, they can make sure all of their designs follow the same direction, rather than just a bunch of random pop culture designs. Their tees are clean, minimal and screen-printed, so the quality and style are both excellent.

With any of their selected designs, they have to get at least twelve sales in two weeks to guarantee that it’ll print. So once a tee is on the site, it’s all guns blazing to promote it as best the artist can. So this is my attempt to drum up support for my design. It still has just over ten five days to go, but it really needs as much support as possible in order for it to be produced!

So take a quick look and if you like what you see, feel free to throw one in your wardrobe.

Thanks!

Andy: I was a “little” late posting this one, but there’s still 5 days to go, and 7 orders needed to put the design into production.

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New Delivery From Milk

by Ben_P on March 23, 2015

Fresh in from the Milk Man. Milk UK have their new line out now!

Coming from our success of our summer14 line we have managed to step up the garments even further in this release, from cut and sew pieces, to experimenting with textures and embellishments. Here is a brief breakdown of the collection:

Script Hood- Since releasing it 2014 and having it sell out in 3 weeks we had to bring this garment back in 2 colourways! (Heather Grey/Black x Mint Choc Chip) The also pullover hoodie features our custom milk bottle drawstring ends which caught a lot of attention last year.

College Dropout Varsity- Our first varsity in Navy/Burgundy. Features an embroidered ‘milk script’ patch along with a textured ‘Drop’ chenille patch, typically seen on varsity jackets.

Lost Boy Crew- A cut and sewn 3 colour crewneck featuring a torso print and contrasting cuffs

Downtown button up: A cut and sewn flannel ‘skater fit’ shirt featuring a contrasting black pocket with a large pocket print.

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Ben : I’m big fan of Milk and have been for a little while now. I’ve actually purchased some of their stuff before and I can say it’s well worth it. The presentation of the delivery and finished product is just awesome. It’s hard to believe that they’re a relatively new brand in the grand scheme of things because their presentation is just spot on. The garments come packaged in old milk cartons which is a cool little touch, and everything features a nice little tag and really ties all of their products together with that professionalism you don’t necessarily see so early on. I’ve actually got one of their early on pocket tees, which while the quality of the shirt wasn’t the best out there, the whole feel of it was still very awesome – However having a chat to Matty over at Milk he assures me their quality has been ramped up a lot!

Anyway on to the actual new release. I’m a personal big fan of the simple Milk hoodie, the font is just awesome and mainly overall I love it for the draw strings (I know such a stupid reason to love a hoodie but who cares). I also particularly like the button up shirt with contrasting pocket, it’s simple and cool and I can see it appealing to a wide range of people. I’m not a huge fan personally of the Missing Crew Neck or the Varsity Jacket personally but that’s just not fitting with my tastes. I love the idea behind the Missing one however and it does make me chuckle but I just wouldn’t wear it (I don’t think I’ve ever worn an actual sweat shirt so I think that’s what puts me off a tad). The Varsity jacket is cool but again I’m letting my personal tastes affect my opinion here I just don’t see myself wearing it, it looks pretty awesome though with the custom patches on the left breast, the Milk drop emblem looks a tad rough around the edges close up on the images but that’s a manufacturing fault and not a reflection really upon their design and it’s only very minor areas where there seems to be a loss of colour.

Overall it’s a very strong lineup and there is sure to be something that will fit most peoples tastes out there, and definitely check out the rest of their products as they have some very well priced clothes! What do you guys think to their new line? Let us know!

 

 

 

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The Level Collective is an ethical clothing label partnering with artists and makers across the world to create ethical apparel designed for adventure.

Our adventure inspired designs are created in close collaboration with artists developing through from pencil sketch to being hand screen printed here in Sheffield, UK using water-based inks.

Our beanie hats are ethically hand-made in Romania and help to bring sustainable change to people living in difficult circumstances. Our founder Mark, was inspired to start The Level Collective following his time volunteering with a charity in Romania.

Andy: This wasn’t one of our usual submissions. The brand’s owner actually bought a camera strap from me on Rigu and I noticed the domain name in the e-mail address. One of those happy coincidences that has resulted in me finding out about a really cool brand I otherwise might never have heard about. They also wanted me to point out their their excellent lookbook photography is by Nicole Mason.

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Great typework on this poly-cotton mix crew neck from Pipiripau (the brand whose name I always have to triple-check the spelling of), and these classic colourways are always a winner.

Available now for $34 a piece.

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Don’t Feed the Bears have a rich pedigree in designing and printing great apparel with bears on (do you get pedigree bears?). Here’s their latest furry design titled ‘Aye Aye Skipper’ – He even has his own theme song! (lyrics available on the DFTBs site).

Don’t Feed the Bears t-shirts/jumpers are hand screen printed in their Sheffield studio.

Check out this design & many more here! GRRRRRRRR!

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Feminist Apparel – Blog and Review

by DeeHYA on March 2, 2015

Last year I decided to treat myself to a tee from amazing website Feminist Apparel whose designs are designed to raise awareness and create a stir about a range of feminist issues.

Some of the designs are designed with an element of shock value to get the message across. Last year there were some pretty viral videos of little girls dropping the f-bomb in the name of feminism reeling off some quite scary statistics about equal pay, domestic violence and sexual violence.

I particularly like this ‘Feminist as Fuck’ tee!

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As a survivor of sexual violence I find the poor conviction rate of rapists and the way in which victims are treated by the police, men and at times other women absolutely shocking. There should be a huge amount of education men and boys that a ‘No’ means no! I chose this ‘Don’t (get) Rape(d)’ tanks for myself, it’s eye-catching and gets the message over without being over complicated.

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I generally prefer a tank as I normally wear a long sleeved tee underneath to cover my bulky arms. The quality of this is spot on, and the print was good but to be honest I think with this design on the grey it might look quite cool if it faded a little.

I love that Feminist Apparel use an element of humour to get across their message, I think this is an important point of making their tees individual and memorable. I did a bit of a snarf when I saw this ‘Baby Got Books’ one :)

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The tees are $29.95 but I have to say I still get discount codes regularly, infact if you sign up to their newsletter now you can get 15% off. Shipping to the UK was ok too, it was about $12 which I think is reasonable.

Any feminist issue that you have encountered or have beef with you will be able to find a tee to convey this. It’s not just all for the ladies either, there are guys and kids t-shirts too!

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EFY Clothing was born out of a healthy mix of fascination and frustration. Fascination with the beauty and diversity of the planet we live on and frustration with the fact that this beauty and diversity were not being reflected by most casualwear brands out there.

The way we see it the bright, lively and beautifully unique people that we all are deserve clothing that are just that.

Don’t wear boring, you deserve better

We ship worldwide free of charge

10% off using promo code EFYHYA1

Andy: You wouldn’t catch me wearing them, but then again I am 30 and the last time I went to a rave was…. 6 months ago (but that was a blip in a relatively quiet social life) so clearly I am not their target demographic, but I know there are lots of people that will wear something like this and they’re certainly presenting it pretty well.

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Los Angeles Crewnecks from Keet Warrin

by Andy on February 10, 2015

Keet Warrin just launched their 2015 Signature Collection, including the brand new Los Angeles Crewneck. Head over to their online shop to see the rest of the new Signature Collection. Get 25% off everything using the code KEET2015.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Breaking Bad Themed Apparel

by Andy on February 3, 2015



Breaking Bad – arguably one of the most popular and loved shows around the globe!
I’m Darragh Cooney, a 16 year old Graphic Design student from London, UK and I have designed some unique tees and jumpers for Breaking Bad! Check them out?!

http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/tank-top/men/the-one-who-knocks/107576/

Andy: I don’t want to be too harsh here, because I’m 30 and Darragh is 16 and I know I didn’t have these kind of skill at his age. At the same time though, I don’t think that this work is original enough to be trying to sell it, if someone at AMC saw it they’ve fire off a DMCA takedown to DBH and the design would be gone. This kind of thing is good for learning and gaining new skills but it might not be a good idea to make it available for purchase.

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It has been cold out here in California, but even worse for those East Coast people! CHILLY! Donate that tired old band hoodie and grab something comfy and warm tonight like our Anchor Crewneck (these are super soft inside and out, also kinda long and better fitting than the average one).

Use the code “STAYWARM” to get 40% off on crewneck sweatshirts (expires at 11:59PM PST on 12/12/2014). Check it out at http://www.motivateclothingco.com/

They are super soft, inside and out! Printed with white ink on Independent Trading Co SS3000 Crewneck Sweatshirt in Heather Navy.

Ten percent of the proceeds from this sweatshirt will be donated to the Anchor Center for Blind Children. Thanks for your support.

Through early intervention, Anchor Center for Blind Children works with children to maximize the use of any vision they may have as well as optimizing their use of all senses. Additionally, early intervention enhances the families’ ability to support their children’s well being, capacity for learning and full participation in their communities. Anchor Center’s specialized staff assists children with visual impairments in developing the emotional security, social competence and intellectual skills needed to build on their natural talents and ability to succeed in school.
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Don’t forget, there’re deals everywhere… $10 already off a couple of the shirts too!

ALSO, the first couple orders may get a special surprise gift thrown in for free (HINT: it will be a shirt) because of the holiday spirit!

Andy: Caught this one late but you’ve still got a few hours to gran the deal. Thanks a lot for the submission!

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Here at The Good Union we pride ourselves on providing a range of quality goods. This fleece sweater is hand letter pressed with our signature motto & mission of supplying well crafted products. Our goal was to create a real world industrial style fleece crew. Lastly the lower hem of fleece is hand sewn with our workshop approved tag. For a limited time we are offering 10% off. Use discount code: SUPPLY10 @ checkout.

Andy: Thanks a lot for the submission!

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Exclusive Type of Bread

by Andy on October 21, 2014


The people with the Bread have struck again with their fall collection. But not everyone can get their hands on this distinctive sweatshirt. We are only selling 25 of each color and style. It is light enough to be comfortable but strong enough to keep that fall weather chill away. The lucky customer that per-order this sweatshirt will get a extra special gifts with their order(but we can’t say yet) . Go to www.getmadbread.com and pre- order your slice of the bread before they are all gone.

Andy: Not something I’d wear be impressive nevertheless, thanks for the submission.

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Vapour Clothing Winter Collection out now

by Andy on September 23, 2014






There’s a lot more to this release than just the images above, and I think some of my favourites actually aren’t pictured, so it’s definitely worth checking out their shop. Shirts are £25 – £30.

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My French may have got a lot worse over the past few years, but I can still remember that “La Mer” is “the sea”, and as you’d expect it is a theme which runs through this collection of text and typework driven items. I LOVE the lookbook photography right here, it’s stunning, stuff like this is what can turn someone from thinking about buying a shirt to actually buying a shirt, which is why I’ve put so many shots up there.

Check out the whole collection at Vaughn de Heart.

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Slick New Fall Sweatshirts from COLORCAMP

by Andy on September 16, 2014


COLORCAMP wants to keep you and yours warm this Fall and Winter with their new Sweatshirts, both from Brooklyn artists and made from a super soft Cotton/Polyester mix.

You won’t find softer, warmer sweatshirts out there. And HYA fans get an extra 25% since they’ve shown us so much love (USE CODE HYA AT CHECKOUT). The sweatshirts are LIMITED EDITION, so get yours fast.

Andy: I was expecting a brand called COLORCAMP to be a bit more colourful, but these are still pretty damn cool.

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Keet Warrin | Gem Of The City

by Andy on August 19, 2014

My name is Dane Deaner and I design and run Keet Warrin. Keet Warrin is a new Clothing company I have been working on since the beginning of the year. I like to call it a clean cut street style. I launched with Tank Tops and T-Shirts, but there is much more to come.

Another thing I do with Keet Warrin is something I like to call Gem Of The City. Gem of the City is a blog style page that features different artists, musicians, photographers, etc. It pays respect to certain people around Los Angeles and neighboring cities that are doing remarkable things.

We launched just a week ago and I would like to share Keet Warrin with you.

Thank you for your time!

Andy: Pretty cool!

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Black Spot Apparel

by Andy on August 11, 2014



ORGANIC, COMFORTABLE, QUALITY, HAND PRINTED, ILLUSTRATED and DESIGNED clothing, that features the sea, surf, nature and creativity as main subjects. I work as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer and Im incredibly passionate about this (also passionate about the sea), so Black Spot is a physical representation of this.

Andy: Looks good so far, I’d like to see the incorporation of some of the illustrations in the background of these images to the designs in the future, it almost seems like the most interesting parts (to me as an outsider of the brand) aren’t on the shirts! Nice to see someone using bamboo too.

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On August 1st, Tfabrand from Stuttgart, Germany released their 4th Drop “Urban City Vandals” 3 new Designs on 8 different soft goods.

Andy: Very nicely done, thanks for the submission!

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In Vision Concept apparel, we are aiming to bring a different perspective to street art and clothing. In july, we launched 13 new styles for both men and women. All designs made from original hand drawn designs. Limited quantities only.

Andy: Nice, thanks for the submission.

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These were actually released almost a month ago, but I’ve had a bit of a crazy month with lots of trips away which has unsettled the posting schedule. Still, they looked good on release and they look good now.

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