First off, before you start sending me hate mail, I do not and have never supported Adolf Hitler. What he did and what he stood for was an embarrassment to the human race. Having said that, Hipster Hitler, a webcomic by JC + APK is actually pretty hilarious! What’s brilliant is that Hipster Hitler wears a different T-Shirt in each comic strip and they actually sell said T-Shirts in their web store. The Hipster Hitler shirts are available via RedBubble and are priced at $27.93 a piece.
Amon Clothing is brand new brand based out Germany with a “high standard of design with equally high standards of quality and sustainability.” Each edition released is devoted to one them and one color and is aways complemented by black and white as well as special items. My favorites from their current line include Every Inch and Never Too Old, both of which are solid shirts.
Each of the tees are tagless and feature print on the lower hem of the shirt. The thing that caught my attention, though, was the very unique packaging. All of the shirts are 100% organic cotton and are silk screen printed in Germany. The shirts are available now from Amon Clothing for 28 EURO.
Welcome to this special edition of the Co-Tee TV! It’s the Cottonable Edition of Co-Tee TV that Rangga of Cottonable.com and I have been collaborating on for the past month. In this episode I review 4 very different indie brands, including: Limitees, Stove Monkeys, Art of the Fan and Ban T-Shirts. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave a comment below and let us know! We’d love to do more episodes in the future and we would like to have your input!
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The Viereck by BLXNK and available at LIMITEES. Pros: Each shirt is individually packaged in a plastic bag, custom hangtag, printed on an American Apparel blank so the fit and feel is great. You’ll like this shirt if you’re a minimalist and/or an art aficionado.Â Cons: Some people might “not get” this shirt. I say interpretation should be left to the buyer! The print on this shirt was the thickest of the four tees reviewed here.Â Price: 28 EUR ($40).
Save The Foie by Stove Monkeys. Pros: Fun designs, especially for those who love Foie Gras! Unsure of what kind of shirt was used but the fit was good and the cotton was soft. The shirt comes individually packaged which helps to keep out odors and liquid during shipping. Screen printed in three different areas: back, front and inside neck. Tagless for itch free comfort. This shirt should make you smile, if not, then you’re not human!Â Cons: Not much, I really dig this shirt!Â Price: $25.
Art of the Fan Signature Shirt byÂ Art of the Fan. Pros: Art of the fan is the place to go if you’re a fantasy football fan, they’ve got this niche cornered! The signature shirt is the first Art of the Fan tee not produced by CafePress so that is a huge plus. I thought that this tee had the softest print of all four shirt reviewed. Perfect shirt to get for members of your Fantasy Football league or to give out as prizes!Â Cons: Not tagless. Most people will argue that the Hanes tee is one of the drawbacks to this shirt but I was pleasantly suprised to see how comparable it was in fit to American Apparel blanks. This was the only shirt of the four reviewed that did not come individually packaged in a separate plastic bag.Â Price: $24.99.
Dinosaurs Against Creationism byÂ Ban T-Shirts. Pros: I love the colorway of this shirt. I’m a fan of this Grass Green American Apparel blank! You don’t necessarily buy this shirt for design but rather for the message. If you’re a fan of Darwin and evolution then this shirt is a must have.Â Cons: Not tagless. Some might say the design is a bit cartoony, but I dig it.Â Price: $17.95 but use the coupon code “coty” to receive 10% off your entire order at Ban T-Shirts.
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Human Trafficking is a huge problem andÂ Amnesty International in Germany knows this. They recently ran a marketing campaign to highlight the issues related with Human Trafficking and they caught it on tape.Â
Here’s a T-Shirt that is actually called Human Trafficking and was designed by artist Priscilla Wilson. You might be familiar with Priscilla since she is an avid T-Shirt designer and has had her designs printed at Threadless (she goes by the name valorandvellum). The design theme wasÂ Building roadblocks to human trafficking.Â It’s available at CommonThreadz, a site that produces Eco-Friendly T-Shirts that help fund programs that benefit orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa and other developing nations.Â For each t-shirt purchased, a school uniform is donated to an orphan or vulnerable child so they can go to school. The tee is available now for $38.
“Upon receiving the theme of “Human Trafficking” I started doing some research on the topic. There were a couple of things that struck me about the issue. Many of the victims, even as adults, enter the situation under false pretenses, and once they’re in it they don’t seek help to get out. It seems that it must be a devastating, despairing way to exist, and the only solution is if an outsider steps up and reports it. With this design, the intent is to show how small acts can mean big things to others and to show hope where there was none before.” -- Priscilla Wilson