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Nice designs with the added benefit that $5 from every sale will go towards fighting prostate cancer. Shirts are $22 for the round neck and $26 for the V-neck and available now at Fuzzy Ink.

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Motivate Clothing T-Shirt Review

by Amy_F on July 3, 2012

Motivate Clothing Company

I was so excited when I got home from work a couple nights ago as my mom places all my mail on my work desk and I was pleasantly surprised to find amongst all my bills was a pretty package from Motivate Clothing Company.  Still fairly new to blogging on here, this will be my very first review and this is the perfect company for me to start with!

Let me begin with the customized poly-bag mailer that Motivate’s clothing arrived in, was not only sophisticated but simple and classy.  A slick black bag with a gold circle logo yet with a handwritten return address label.  Though you’d assume that if a company is spending the money for custom mailers they’d splurge for a custom return label – yet I have to say it was a nice personal touch.  Owning my own clothing company I actually do the opposite – no custom mailer but a custom return label.  Hey, personally I think either way balances the scale nicely!

I had no idea what shirt I was getting but I had secretly mentioned to Andy that I was kind of obsessed with the Fingerstache T-shirt off their website.  Well what do you know, I ripped open the package and I guess a little birdie squealed on me or it was fate, because exactly what I wanted was inside!!

I reached in and grabbed what items were floating around and what I ended up pulling out totally made me laugh.  Alongside a small zip baggie of custom buttons was a small baggie of Warheads!! Yes, the candy!  I burst into laughter because well as a second job aside from running my own business I am a Nanny.  A few days ago I confiscated a HUGE bag of Warheads from the kids to which I had absolutely no idea where they got them from and they had no idea I took them away and hid them with my own stash of food.  So when I pulled out a small baggie of Warheads, it was just too ironic and I couldn’t help but chuckle.  Needless to say aside from the buttons and candy there was also a lot of stickers and business cards.  I’m not sure how I feel about a bag of candy placed in with my clothing item.  I mean if they send that out with all the orders, I’d just worry that if the package sits too long in a hot area, those things melt.  Even though they have them in a small ziplock bag, I’d still be concerned that it’d melt, leak and/or ruin the stickers or even worse, the clothing.

I really do enjoy when a company takes the time to include a little hand-written note in the package.  It really adds to the charm and appeal of an indie brand.  Of course Motivate Clothing didn’t disappoint and sent me a small hand-written note with an awesome discount code that I predict I’ll be using in the near future!  It was a nice touch as well as throwing in the clothing companies business card and the owner’s personal business card.  I’m not sure if this is done in every package or was just for me but Cory (the owner/designer/creative director at Motivate) has some pretty rad business cards!! (Check them out in the above photo ie: Witty Walrus haha)

My only reservation about the little extras companies include in a package is ‘less is more’.  Again, I’m not sure if some of these items were thrown in just for me being that I blog and am a fellow business owner and were for my personal keeping or they’re included in every package but I mean I would have been satisfied with 1 or 2 stickers; 5 might have been over-doing it.  Then again, who can ever have enough stickers, right?

Now onto the design, Fingerstache!  Motivate Clothing Company donates 10% of proceeds from each different shirt to a particular cause.  I really love this about them and think it makes shopping a bit more fun knowing that you’ll be somehow contributing to a meaningful cause meanwhile having a keepsake that you can wear.

Fingerstache’s proceeds (10%) are donated to Movember.  Movember is where men usually don’t shave for the whole month of November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health; specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.  Having been unaware (because I didn’t read their website description when I first noticed the shirt saying how much I liked it) what this particular design stands for, after reading the hang-tag on my shirt that Motivate so cleverly includes, I was very very pleased.  Some of these particular heath issues and cancers hit close to home for me which made this shirt that much more meaningful to me!

I like buying t-shirts that have an incredible product description or that have a really great/deep meaning so this is a definite 2 thumbs-up for me for Motivate donating to such great causes.  Check out their website to see what other causes they donate to and which shirt belongs to which!!  Very inspiring and motivational (pun intended).

Overall the t-shirt was super-soft and the design simple yet creative.  I’m not sure if it bothers me or I like the fact that the hand on the shirt reminds me of those clip-art directional hands.  You know what I’m talking about.  Either way this design is meant to be simple with the emphasis on the stache on the finger and I thoroughly enjoy it.  The shirt is a dark grey and the print is a lighter grey.  Looking on their website the shirt looks black which may be slightly confusing for some because they don’t have an actual product photograph up.  I have to say though the one thing that I was a bit sad about was that this is a unisex fit t-shirt and I love the design so much that I wish it were on a women’s fit for myself so I would be more willing to wear it on a daily basis.  I wear a lot of t-shirts to work and out and about but only if they fit me nicely and usually unisex ones I save for when I’m at home lounging or sleeping.  Even though it’s a small it fits me pretty large and I’m sort of hoping if I wash it once or twice I’ll shrink it enough to want to wear out – though it’ll never fit like an actual women’s t-shirt fits, so that’s a bummer and really the only downfall.

I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on Motivate Clothing Co. and what they come out with next and more importantly what cause it’ll be for.  Their shirts are only $20.00 and are top quality!  I love what they’re doing and will be ordering from them in the future hopefully for myself if they produce some women’s cuts :) !!  Be sure to check out their website  for a shirt that may inspire or hit close to home for you.

Thanks for the awesome tee & goodies Motivate!!

Keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter as well – I know I will be!

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T-shirt News for March 13th

by Andy on March 13, 2012

firefly t-shirt

Serenity/Firefly tee up at TeeFury.


I tried to make nacho cheese a couple of weeks ago, it was hideous, America, what are you thinking with that stuff? Shirt.Woot.


TMNT meets Queen in this unexpected mashup at RIPT.


I don’t think I ever considered that I’d post a horror Mary Poppins t-shirt, but Qwertee have filled in that gap.


Goonies in the style of Peanuts anyone? Shirt Punch.


24tee may have posted this previously, but it still made me smile, it’s just so bold!


Hmmm, I get the feeling that I haven’t seen the episode of Community that this TeeRaiders shirt is referring to.


Tusken Raiders new in at Tshirt Contest. Can anyone else think of a place that they’ve seen this concept before, I’m sure I’ve seen it elsewhere?


That’s pretty cool, DBH.


“Don’t use the Z word” is a Shaun of the Dead shirt up at GraphicLab for the rest of the week (I’m glad the lateness of this design was just a blip, I was a little worried about them).


Made in the Now have a shirt about love letters that recently went on display at a museum in California sent by Richard Nixon to his future bride.


Tilteed have an old shirt with a massive anteater on it.


Emma Stone hates cancer, possibly likes Star Wars.


Jake Nickell has a good blog post about why Threadless exists.


To celebrate 4 years of having his own store Glennz is offering a massive 40% off until Friday with the coupon code gt4years.


TwinSrpnt are offering 25% of tees all this month.


This is a dog wearing a t-shirt.

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Daily Tees for November 25th

by Andy on November 25, 2011

mario doctor who t-shirt

The Black Friday T-shirt list is growing all the time, over 70 items now, I expect it to be over 100 by the end of today, happy shopping!

I think that this Mario mashup from TeeFury might be one of my favourite Doctor Who designs for a long time.


One of these days I’m going to watch the Harry Potter series from start to end. Qwertee.


Tilteed‘s homepage has changed, it no longer shows a daily tee, perhaps they’re going to be switching back to a more traditional model?


I don’t understand this Stupidhurts.us t-shirt, but it does look fairly cool.


Shirt.Woot have incorporated the Golden Ratio into this night scene.


Weird, we seem to be seeing a lot of Pokemon t-shirts recently, this one is a Mortal Kombat mashup from RIPT.


TeeMinus24 have kicked off their holiday sale, putting all their shirts at $10 until the end of the year.


I can’t believe that I’ve never seen this Doctor Who x The Who concept before. OtherTees.


24tee make use of some retro imagery.


Another good design from Loviu, they’ve been having a great week.


Shirt Punch are celebrating the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes.



PalmerCash have a bunch of t-shirts that will help to fight childhood cancer, they’re all $20 each, with half of that going to charity. The cancer shirt made me laugh, so I thought I’d post it.

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Antisparkle fight cancer by releasing a print

by Andy on September 22, 2011

antisparkle cancer charity print

Antisparkle are attempting to raise $1000 for the American Cancer Society through the sale of the print that you can see above. Available for $12, 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the charity. It’s a lofty goal to donate that much, but I wish them luck.

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Here’s an idea that makes you tip your head on its side and go “huh, that’s clever.” Shirts For A Cure wants to fight breast cancer using one of my favourite mediums; the t-shirt!

Rock bands (mostly pop-punk/emo) donate a t-shirt design to Shirts For A Cure, who then sell the tee and give the proceeds to charity. The tees are a very reasonable $12 a piece and I *think* that all $12 goes to charity. The range of bands is pretty impressive too, here’s a little selection from the range of more than 150:

Alkaline Trio
Blink 182
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Midtown
Plain White T’s
hellogoodbye

Those were the ones I thought were pretty notable (Midtown aren’t really that big, but I love them), so clearly this project isn’t just little bands no ones heard of, they’re bands that have large followings, so hopefully they’re raising a boatload of cash for charity.

Shirts For A Cure

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