MICHIGAN ARTISTS & PRINTERS | this design was drawn and screen printed (silk screened) with pride by our skilled illustrators and printers in Ann Arbor. If you're ever in the area, stop by for a free tour and see how we make your apparel!
TRUE MATERNITY SHIRT | this is an actual maternity shirt for pregnant women. You'd think that would go without saying, but we get asked. It's got extra room for your bump, and a ruched (stretchy, scrunchy) side seam to exand when you do :)
SOFT FABRICS | This shirt is a combed and ringspun, 30/1 fine jersey knit on 100% cotton. If you don't speak t-shirt geek, that means they are soft and smooth with a high thread-count, tight knit. These are mid-weight shirts - a bit lighter than your mass-market, thick gym class t-shirts, but substantial / not see-through. It's a nice balance between comfort and durability
TOP QUALITY INKS | We use QCM screen printing inks, manufactured in Pineville, North Carolina. These are high quality inks - vibrant and durable, and highly crack resistant. Some of our designs are intentionally faded or cracked (see product photos), but our inks always "do what they are told" by our printers. We use top of the line printing presses and ovens (to cure inks) made by M&R in Illinois
SAFE CHEMISTRY | QCM has been one of the most forward-thinking ink manufacturers in the industry, going phthalate-free over ten years ago - way ahead of the curve. They're also CFC free and rated as carcinogen-free by the state of California