Shirts that Help you Speak Up the Strong Nasty Woman Tees Rerelease by Strong Athletic
Strong Athletic is rereleasing the Strong Nasty Woman shirt. In 2016 Strong Athletic made our Strong Nasty Woman shirt after D. Trump referred to Hillary Clinton as a Nasty Woman during the the final presidential debate on October 19, 2016. Name calling by Trump had become all too common up to this point, and although we shouldn't have been, many of us were surprised when he said the words, "such a nasty woman."
The definition of the word nasty in the dictionary is- highly unpleasant, especially to the senses; physically nauseating, and when referring to a person it is, behaving in an unpleasant or spiteful way. Our takeaway from that night and then every other time Trump has referred to a female politician as "nasty" is that he can't stomach a woman who holds a political office and who in turn has the power to make decisions through leadership and policy change.
To celebrate National Voter's Registration Day 2020, we released this design on September 22, 2022 along side our Strong Athletic Voter shirts as our way of celebrating the power of going to the polls and using our vote to affect change. Voting is one method that the majority of US citizens can use to change their country.
As athletes we can't simply focus on our sport and nothing else. It's important that we pay attention to what is going on in our city, our county, our state and in our country. Strong Athletic made this design and our SA Voter shirts because we want the athletes who are part of our community to be able to speak up about the importance of voting. Not everyone in the US has the privilege of voting, so for those people who do, it's so important to show up for elections and make an impact.
50% of the profits from this shirt were donated directly to the NAACP's Black Voices Change Lives campaign. We pre-donated in advance, so even if you buy a shirt now, 50% of the profits were donated in 2020. The total amount donated was $360, with a portion of the donations coming from the Strong Athletic Voter shirt sales.
Are you registered to vote? Do you need to register to vote? Visit https://iwillvote.com/ to learn more about how to register in your state.
Why do the Nasty Woman shirts cost $33?
We know that there are a few companies that made "nasty woman" shirts in 2016 and who have continued to make them. One thing we notice is that our shirts are usually about $5-$10 more expensive than the other shirts on the market. Ever wonder why there is such a price difference? There's a good chance that some of those companies are simply producing more shirts, faster, and so their overhead costs are lower. We can't speak for them and how they set their prices, but we can speak for ourselves. At Strong Athletic, we only use small-scale screen printers and the garments that we print on are always made in W.A.R.P. Certified facilities. We also pay all of our contract employees a pay rate that is in line with living wage standards. We also have many of our shirts associated with a non-profit and we donate a portion of profits (sometimes 100% of profits) to causes that hold dear. In the case of this shirt, as mentioned above 50% of profits were donated. We believe that when products are cheap, someone is losing out on income. We don't want those people to be anyone involved in our supply chain or who work for Strong Athletic on a daily basis.
About the Production of this Strong Athletic Shirt
Every single Strong Athletic shirt is printed by a small-scale, local screen printer. The majority of our shirts are printed by Amanda in Austin, Texas who prints out of the Austin Screen Printer's Coop, a screen printing shop that is member owned and run in East Austin. When our shirts are not printed by Amanda they are printed by other small-scale screen printers such as Second Avenues Ink in Portland, Oregon or Leigh Valley Apparel Creations in Pennsylvania. As mentioned above, the art for this design was created by Cristen Perks in 2013 for Strong Athletic founder Nadia Kean. The Strong Athletic logo was created by Angel Ortega in 2015, until that point our shirts had the Get Smarty Coaching logo on them.
Every Strong Athletic Shirt comes wrapped in our signature "You are so Strong" wraps which are held together with a kraft Strong Athletic sticker. Each shirt is then packaged in a biodegradable kraft mailer that we get from a US based company called EcoEnclose. We include a postcard that shares the origin story of Strong Athletic and that is addressed by hand to the person receiving the shirt. Also included in every package is a Strong Athletic logo sticker and one of our "We Believe" stickers. Every time you open a package from Strong Athletic we want it to feel special, especially if you're sending the Strong Athletic shirt as a gift.