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There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned vintage T-shirt that’s been worn a million times. There’s just something about the faded dull color that creates a soft and comfortable look on everyone. While vintage T-shirts are an essential piece of every wardrobe there still comes a time when they need to be tossed into the trash.
We at Wordans understand how a T-shirt can be more then just physically comfortable or visually pleasing. We know what it feels like to wake up and put on your favourite T-shirt (even though it has a rip or a stain on it). We know what it’s like to wear your old T-shirt around the house but then “forget” to change it when it’s time to go somewhere. And we too have pretended that our T-shirts got caught in our zippers and created a hole right before arriving to a restaurant, or that we spilt our coffee “literally one second ago”.
It’s ok to wear your vintage T-shirt “one last time” but just make sure that you don’t make a habit out of it. If you are having a hard time saying goodbye to your favourite vintage or printed T-shirt that clearly is no longer wearable, then try this:
1- Wear your T-shirt one last time.
2- Wash your T-shirt, fold it, and put it back in your closet.
4- Take it in your closet, rip off the tag, and put on your new Tee.
5- Immediately through your old T-shirt into the trash.
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1. They fit you perfectly!
Customizing your own T shirt allows you to have a guaranteed fit!
2. They let you express yourself!
Expressing yourself isn’t as easy as it used to be so make a statement by creating your own T Shirt.
3. They stop you from showing up to a party in the same outfit as someone else!
4. They are fun and inexpensive
5. They let you set the trends!
No need to worry about being late on a trend! Customizing your T shirts allows you to be the trend setter instead of the follower! It’s your turn to be the designer!
Remember “You Think it, We Print it!”
Easter is all about bunnies and chicks and painted eggs and…custom t-shirts! Wordans is full of ideas this Easter, and if you’re looking for a seasonal gift, it doesn’t get much better than putting a Jesus bunny on a t-shirt.
No matter how you celebrate Easter, holiday shirts are always in. (Hint: Grandmas love to see their grand kids running amok, searching for eggs on the lawn, rocking an “I Love Grandma, and it just happens to be Easter” shirt.)
But if you’re getting tired of another custom t-shirt (which is impossible: they’re custom. You make them different every time, that’s the idea) then why not branch out? ‘Tis the season to be getting creative, after all. If you’re not painting eggs, you’re filling easter baskets. If you’re not creating an elaborate, pain-staking, mind boggling easter egg hunt for the kids, then you’re filling the house with creepy rabbits and pastel-coloured trinkets. Obviously this takes a lot of energy and some serious creative expertise.
Wordans is easier than all that nonsense. Put your feet up, relax, kick back, and use our 3-click design tool. Put something cooler than calories in the easter basket this year, and keep the rabbits confined to the shirt-front.
Additionally, boiled eggs are weird. They smell. You know what smells good? The fresh scent of a brand new cotton t-shirt. Wordans uses Gildan and American Apparel. You love Gildan! And American Apparel is cool! Stop putting food colouring on boiled eggs! That’s gross. Get onto your computer and put some cute egg pictures on an awesome t-shirt. Doesn’t that make more sense? Yes.
Sure, giving someone a tin of cookies for their birthday is sweet, but why not come up with something a bit cooler this year? Nothing says “I love you,” more than an inappropriate inside joke custom printed on the front of your t-shirt.
When it comes to the battle of homemade verses store-bought, the battle rages on: Making something at home is cheap, buying something shows value and style. Or making something at home is thoughtful, whereas buying something from a mall is impersonal.
There are huge lists of pros and cons, and when it comes to buying or making for that difficult weirdo on your list, sometimes it might be easier just to slip a fifty in a card and call it a day. But has it come to that?
Get real. When store-bought crap comes off as careless and homemade gifts come across as tacky, custom t-shirts swoop in on a superman cape and save the day. Keep it personal and brand spankin’ new. Touch their hearts and keep it stylish.
Afraid your creativity falls short? Have zero skill? Can’t think for yourself? Wordans still has your back, with thousands of pre-designed images, colours, sweet movie posters, band shirts, and our online design application is idiot-proof.
There. You have no excuse. Start making cool gifts for everyone and let them think you are a creative fashionable genius.
Isn’t it time to upgrade the homemade gift? Isn’t it time to make the store-bought gift more heartfelt? Aren’t you tired of feeling like you’re having an aneurysm every time you go tearing through the mall in a frenzy to find something, or up to your arms in macaroni noodles, glitter and paste every time you try and express yourself for a friend?
Are homemade gifts really cheaper, anyway? Nah. By the time you go buying every individual piece, (eggs or craft paper, Poloroid film or a picture frame) you’ve probably spent way more than you intended and the thing still may end up in the trash in a few months.
Maybe the person you have in mind hates surprises, anyway. So here’s what you do. Grab a 6-pack of beer and both of you sit down in front of the computer and make t-shirts together. Matching t-shirts. And then go on a pub crawl. Or church meeting. Whatever.
Stop being that boring person who gives socks or banana bread. Start making rad t-shirts. (Or hoodies, tank tops, sweet posters, tote bags…) The possibilities are endless. Put the personality back into your presents and give ‘em something that’s the best of both worlds.
Yes it may sound a little odd at first since brining is usually something done to food and not clothing. Although, trust us it really works and you’ll be amazed once you try it that you may end up doing it to all your t-shirts.
Through the brining process, the fibers in your new t-shirt will become less itchy, stiff and starchy and will take on a super comfortable vintage soft feel.
If you are worried that the colours will bleed into each other ruining your t-shirt, worry not as the process does not affect the printed ink on the shirt.
Here is what you’ll need to brine your t-shirt:
- 1 Plastic tub (something comparable to fit the liquid)
- 1 Large pot to boil ingredients
- 4 cups of water
- ½ cup of salt
- ½ cup of baking soda (if in mass quantity up to a 1 full cup only needed)
Start by combining salt, baking soda and water into the large pot. Bring to a boil. Allow simmering for about 3-5 minutes. Turn off heat. Allow the liquid to cool completely before transferring it to the large container.
Flip your t- shirts inside out, and layer them into the brine. Allow them to brine for a minimum of 5 days (longer if you want them softer) stirring them once a day. This step will require some high levels patience since you most likely itching with excitement to show off your newly altered threads to your friends.
After the brining period, wring out your t-shirts and rinse them with warm water in the sink. Wash them as usual, and dry on high heat.
Now you can enjoy your brand new, vintage soft t-shirt… You may never want to take it off again!
Nasty Game – from Nasty TEES