Collective Tee – the world’s first wearable blog
Letting you spread the message and connect with those around you using the humble t-shirt.
You choose how you spread and share the message behind each t-shirt.
Collective Tee is a Melbourne based brand creating a unique way for you to connect with people around you using the humble t-shirt by creating the world’s first wearable blog.
Our aim is to create a unique garment that will enable our fans to become t-shirt bloggers and connect with those around them by letting them choose how they spread the message behind each t-shirt.
With the message printed on the inside and the graphic describing the message on the outside, you are free to share the printed message behind each t-shirt and connect with those around you.
Only you know the what’s written so you choose what you share.
How is Collective Tee different:
We first start with a message for the blog post – not just any message, but a message which engages the listener and lends itself to being told time and time again.
We then get the blog post written by one of our talented writers.
We then send the blog post to an up and coming designer, who can be located anywhere around the world (read about our designers below).
The blog post becomes the inspiration for that designer to create a kick-arse design.
The blog post is printed on the inside of the back of the t-shirt (so only you, the wearer, know the message) and the graphic gets printed on the front of the t-shirt.
This simple process results in a t-shirt unique to Collective Tee.
The wearer wears their t-shirt, gets compliments, starts conversations about the message and connects with those around them.
As the message starts spreading you become part of the Tee Collective.
Andy: Interesting concept and the designs look great, I hope this one gets funded.
We are excited to release a brand new custom Hand Letterpress U S A Shirt. Each tee was individually hand stamped using 1940’s vintage woodtype blocks. The unique part is each shirts lettering may vary in darkness of coloring & spacing. My goal was to create a real world industrial style tee. Each tee was individually hand stamp with our company logo along the inside neck tag. Also to add that finishing touch the sizing for each shirt S M L XL was individually hand letterpress stamped. The lower hem of shirt is hand sewn with our workshop approved tag. Lastly each shirt will come package in a 10×14 inch drawstring burlap bag. For limited time only we are offering free domestic shipping on all products.
Andy: Cool story behind this one, thanks for the submission!
I really like that Tony Danza shirt, I know the design isn’t technically amazing, but it makes me chuckle enough to enjoy it.
Congratulations to Seventh.Ink for hitting another milestone, it’s been interesting to watch their growth over the years, there probably aren’t that many indie clothing companies that last for 6 years these day so it really is an achievement.
There is a new viking design that is available as a shirt and prints (red version is the standard edition), with two variant print colors (lime and teal) that are limited to only four each. There is also a metallic prints and book set that is signed/numbered, limited to 50, and is only $25! The book is a selection of some of my favorite works from 2013 done for both gallery shows and Seventh.Ink.
Because of production delays, everything is up for pre-order on my site (www.seventhink.com). These are limited edition items, the pre-orders are able to sell out. All pre-order items will also get a collector’s wooden coin that will only ship with pre-order items.
Whoops, I looked at the e-mail on Monday and then forgot to mention this weeks limited time releases at My Main Man Pat, probably because whilst I recognise the phrase “95 ’til Infinity” I don’t know why, and the other design (apparently based on Flying Lotus’ alter ego Captain Murphy) is totally lost on me. Still, they are really good designs, some of the best that MMMP have had for a while.
You’ve got until Sunday to pick up a tee for $26 as usual.
I like it, and I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this concept before, but that seems to be typical of Glennz releases.
Costiness=$15 (for now, price will rise) Buy it at Glennz
When I said earlier this week that it was nice to see Go Ape releasing tees regularly again I didn’t expect to be giving them another mention so quickly, but with this latest tee coming in from the printers much quicker than Josh expected who am I to keep it from you guys?
Costiness=$23.99 Buy it at Go Ape
Decent bunch of new tees at Tshirt Laundry, even if I don’t really understand the Sad Aquaman shirt, I get that it’s a reference to the Sad Keanu meme but don’t know why it warrants a crossover.
I like this range of shirts at OMUNKY, but then I am a bit of a sucker for negative space on a t-shirt. Good to see them available again (though to be honest I didn’t know they were out of stock.
I don’t know how long it has been since this early staple of the Seibei catalogue went to the design graveyard but I’m sure it’s measured in years rather than months, so it’s great that David has decided to bring it back as a side project.
Just like back in the day, each shirt comes with a custom player name and number, and you get to choose the amount of gore that is applied to the shirt, and even better, the gore is washer safe so it won’t stop looking like the apocalypse when you give it a wash. Tees and tank tops are $26 each and available now from zombiehuntershirts.com.
Shrt clothing has been going for a year now. They have numbered tees so you always know that your t-shirt is unique.
They’ve now come up with some great new designs and plan to realise them next year along with the sun.
On top of that they have launched a amazing competition over the next month. They are offering to design and make a one off original t-shirt to the winner.
Go check out their blog here for details.
Andy: I don’t really like them referring to themselves in the third-person in the submission, Andrew Bowness does not care for that at all, but the new designs look great!
I like both shirts but I think it’s fair to say that Van Goth is the winner this week at laFraise.
Very nice design indeed, with 100% of net proceeds going to UNICEF to ” help provide shelter, clean water, medicine and nutrition to survivors of this devastating storm.”
Costiness=$20 Mens / Womens
It’s great to see Go Ape back posting shirts regularly again, long may it continue!
Costiness=$23.99 Buy it at Go Ape (and be sure to check out the rest of the store for sale tees)
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketers ever, a very humble human being and a national hero for 1.2 billion Indians. It’s been a privilege to have watched him play cricket for 24 years. Thank you for all the wonderful memories Sachin.
LOQUI is honoring Sachin on occasion of his retirement from international cricket.
Andy: I like the idea, but I do wish that a bit more design work went into this, the little bits of black at the bottom of the image make it look rushed.
I’m a conceptual illustrator focusing on puns and clever designs. With Classy Cotton I tried to combine my illustrations with a sense of fashion by printing them on colorful, high-quality v-neck t-shirt by American Apparel.
Andy: Such a cute design style!
I’m behind on posts (even by my standards) after having a photography job to do last week which took up a lot of my time (and was rather fun) so I’m going to attempt to catch up this week. Unfortunately this means that you will have missed out on the introductory price for last weeks’ Snorg Tees, but they’re still not badly priced at $19.95 each and there’s some fun tees in this bunch.
This is a new apparel line called Ride Rage. The artist has over 2,000 hours in the unique rider based designs. The apparel is offered in t-shirts, long sleeve and hoodies. There is 10 rider based designs and 4 that are not. Spikey Demon, Pitt Bull, Bone Pile and Skull. The rider based designs are as follows. 4X4, Dirt Bike, Chopper, Street Bike, Sled, Quad, Snowboarder, Skater, Wake boarder and Mountain Biker. The site is www.riderage.com have a look you wont be disappointed.
Andy: This isn’t my usual style, but it is precisely the kind of style that I would associate with this kind of culture so I can see these guys doing well, though of course I do think that they’d benefit from a model photoshoot since mockups rarely do designs justice. Thanks for the submission!
I received my RaGuyz – “King K Black” tshirt from my beloved Brooklyn, NY. The nondescript USPS envelope arrived with nothing but the t-shirt which is very unlike most indie t-shirt companies. Most companies provide some sort of additions like stickers, a branded hang tag or even a note from their makers. What is surprising is that RaGuyz claim to be an engineer and an architect that transplanted themselves from Europe to NYC. I would have hoped for a little more branding from the combo but maybe this is their “shtick” to provide you with their product and no frills?
The shirt itself is an American Apparel 50/50 shirt which is 50% cotton and 50% polyester which tends to give the t shirt a silk soft feel. They did care when it came to the quality of the shirt that they chose.
The t shirt’s silkscreen quality is decent considering that it is difficult to achieve a consistent x-ray quality with the process of silk screening. Not to mention the multiple passes of white ink it would take to project a quality print on a black t shirt.
The detail in the graphics does come through as you can see from the photo above.
The only branding that RaGuyz place on the t shirt is at the back of the t-shirt. The t shirt tag is the original American Apparel’s tag and there is no real indication that this is their unique t-shirt apart from this tiny logo (3/4″x3/4″).
In summary, the t shirt is good and they did take some care in what they sent me but there is still work to do for RaGuyz to really brand their products. At the price point that they are charging for a one color print, I expect more or maybe I am just spoiled by all the other indie t shirts that I have reviewed or purchased?
RaGuyz - King K Black – Monetary Damage $29 USD