Updated: Mar 26
Last year we ordered shirts from a popular company and were a bit disappointed with the quality. They looked great but didn't hold up the way we wanted, the fit was a little off, and we knew they weren't ideal because, in order to share them with our friends and family, we would have to invest in stocking and shipping inventory. To be honest, we just don't have time for that! Yet people kept asking about buying their own shirts, so I tucked the idea into the back of my mind.
This winter, we started looking around for another option that would take care of fulfillment for us. The company that kept coming up was Amazon. Now, we are not anti Amazon entirely- but they have a history of low standards for ethical business behavior and their cheaper pricing always gauges the creator. I have worked with the affiliate program for years with our other website and my work as an author and they have advantages, but I just wanted to stay away from them this time.
So I did nothing.
I finally started digging a little further (ok, I put a friend on the job) and found Tee Public. A slightly less flashy organization, but with a commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing of their raw materials and printing practices. They basically exist for the little guy (aka independent artists/designers). Plus, we were able to set up a store that allows you to pick the designs you like and have them printed in a variety of sizes and on a variety of products. Tote bags, coffee mugs, magnets, buttons, plus t shirts, sweatshirts, and more! No free shipping (sorry Prime users), but we think the trade offs are worth it.
Here are a few of the designs you have to choose from.
We know not all of our customers are going to be interested in branded merchandise. That's totally ok- please know we understand! If you do order, we would love to see your products in action and hear what you think. We are 100% committed to making sure that any companies we work with are providing a good experience for our customers. Tag us in your social posts and share how simplicity, generosity, and joy are making a difference in your daily life!
**If you run a small business or are looking to print a custom design for a special event, I encourage you to check out TeePublic and see if they will meet your needs. The bulk pricing isn't as good as other places for a one time order or if you can handle fulfillment yourself, but for small orders and convenience the system is quite slick.**
***Government types tell me that I have to disclose that if you purchase a product through the links in this post, Euphrosyne Corner Farm will earn a commission as an affiliate & creator at Tee Public. This is of course kind of the point, but I have to tell you in any event. If you are uncomfortable with the concept of online sales commissions, the next time you go to the grocery store feel free to let them know that you are uncomfortable with the checker being paid for selling your items since he or she didn't actually make them.***