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!
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.
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
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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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.
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!
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Back to school? Isn’t there still a few weeks before that? Still, I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Threadless‘ annual Back to School Sale starts on Monday, August 4th at 12 a.m. CDT (5 a.m. GMT). Our entire catalog of t-shirts, tank tops, longsleeves, hoodies, and kids styles will be 40% off. All wall art and iPhone cases will be 30% off. Accessories like laptop sleeves, pet goods, and totes will run as low as 80% off. The sale ends Thursday, August 7th at 5 p.m. CT. (10 p.m. GMT)
Brooklyn based streetwear brand, Toy Sldrs, has released it’s latest collection aimed at triggering late 80s/early 90’s video game nostalgia. Within the collection, you’ll find its own designs fused with that of vintage ‘8-bit’ gaming elements. The collection itself includes Tank tops, Snap backs, Socks and Flip Flops. An ideal line up of products to stay cool in during the summer heat. You can pick up these and other products currently available through the brands online store.
Andy: It’snot often I say this, but those socks are pretty cool.
THE CIRCUS SOCIETY
I am the Founder and Creative Director for The Circus Society. A collection of graphic tanks and tees for men and women. After graduating with a degree in Design, I haven’t stop my passion to design and create inspirational pieces of art work. Most of my art work is inspire by music, life, and my journey.
Andy: Founder AND Creative Director? Maybe I should start calling myself the Founder, Editor, CEO, and CFO of Hide Your Arms? Designs look pretty cool though.
Milk are an interesting brand because the first time we saw them they had a hoodie with milk bottles on the drawstrings, that’s something that you don’t expect to see from a new brand, it’s a custom product, not just a design slapped onto an American Apparel garment while they’re getting a feel for the clothing world. Bearing that in mind, it’s hardly surprising that this Summer collection shows a similar polish and a bit of a change from the norm. Here’s what they had to say about it:
It features various garments which have been manufactured and printed to the best quality. Various printing techniques have been used including dye sublimation and up to 6 colour screen prints! Our designs also come back stronger with different patterns and illustrations such as “Cowmo” (camouflage mad from cows), a Froot Loops print and even a pop art inspired pin up girl. We have also added a really nice Chambray oxford shirt into the mix with a milk spill pocket detail.
Tees are £18 or £22, vests £14, and items from the last collection are on sale too so you can grab tees for as low as £8.
Deep Antiquity is a dark street wear brand based in Miami Fl producing Light and airy garments that provide the canvas for dark deep-seeded designs manifested through the vessel of modern fashion & esoteric style.
Deep Antiquity partners with American manufacturers and local businesses to produce a line of quality garments and accessories.
Andy: Looks good, thanks a lot for the submission!