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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Crown & Cross are a recently opened London Clothing Co.
Run by designer Alex Tillbrook & Lewis White
Check out their site www.crownandcross.co.uk for a range of unisex items, the brand will be releasing SS14 shortly!
Andy: Excellent lookbook photography, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next.
Black is Attitude.
Andy: Shortest submission text ever?
Offend My Eyes was started by a couple who got sick of being judged by other people, just for being themselves.
“We sell clothing and accessories that make a bold statement about who you are; whether that offend’s people eyes or not. We don’t care who you are, or what you look like, you’re all awesome to us!
WE SUPPORT BEING YOU”
Offend my eyes sell a range of offensive and grotesque designs that can be seen on Tshirts, vests, shorts, hats and accessories; they are certainly not for the faint hearted!
Andy: The idea of a brand being created with the intention of offending people has always struck me as odd, purposefully doing something to make people uncomfortable doesn’t sit well with me, but of course that reflects upon me as a person, which is exactly what this brand is about, being who you are. Then again, if the kind of person you are is someone that wear a shirt with an octopus with a vagina on a mouth printed on it you might want to take a quick look in the mirror, or maybe my age is catching up with me.
Beyond the style element (which clearly isn’t for me), everything else looks well done, the prints, the site, branding is solid, so I definitely can’t fault them on the technical aspects of the business.
What a cool collaboration, the eco-warriors of Rapanui (who recently moved to a factory on the Isle of Wight that ticks all the green boxes) and the WWF, one of the most high-profile charities in the world, Rapanui sure do have a knack for being involved with impressive brands.
The designs are impressive too, the ones of animals are perfectly fine, very wearable, but it’s the photo tees that interest me the most, they get across the message of endangered animals without being too forceful about it and creating a shirt that genuinely can start a conversation. Tees are £19 a piece with £3 of that going directly to the WWF (there’s also some sweatshirts for £40 with a £6 charitable contribution. Naturally, the tees are made from organic cotton, sustainably and ethically produced, and printed with water based dyes.
Check out the whole range here.
Solid crewneck, possibly one that is more for fans than newbies to the brand, but it’s still a wearable design either way. Until the end of May they are offering $10 off, which will be automatically applied at the checkout making this just $20, which is very cheap. After that, you will want to use the not quite as amazing but still very welcome 25% off that the coupon code HIDEYOURARMS will get you on any item in the store, not just the crewneck.
Costiness=$30 Buy it at Motivate Clothing Co.
My Main Man Pat are feeling the cold so they have added crew necks ($40) and hoodies ($50) to their lineup to go with the usual tees, good to see their range expanding.
Guy Vernes, a Dutch Indie brand, is offering 50% off on their whole collection @ TeeYourself.com Marketplace.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!