Are you bored of wearing the same old crappy t-shirts? You know, the ones that you got free at some fun run or the ones with hilarious jokes on them.
It’s time for your wardrobe to grow up without getting less comfy or more formal.
Cotton Bureau is a nice little website that has been around for about 18 months now. They invite designers to submit high-quality designs. Users pledge to buy the ones they want and if the t-shirt gets more than 12 sales within 2 weeks, it goes to print. If it doesn’t, no one pays a penny and you find your next favourite design instead.
This is great for a few reasons:
- The designs are available for a limited period and usually only sell 12-30 items. As such, you know that you’re getting a really unique piece of clothing. Furthermore, once it’s sold, no one can get the same shirt as you. How’s that for unique?
- You’re supporting designers: Cotton Bureau lets the designer set their own price and gives them a cut of each sale.
- You support several small indie businesses in the rust belt. Cotton Bureau is based in Pittsburgh, PA and uses a local print shop to print the shirts.
The t-shirts are printed on “the finest, softest, comfiest tees, hoodies, and sweatshirts we can find”. I’ve bought a few shirts from them now and I’m definitely addicted. Here’s some of the great designs that they’ve had lately:
What you waiting for? Go buy yourself something fresh for your wardrobe and let me know what you bought.