About the Grown-Ass Woman Design by Strong Athletic
These are the Grown-Ass Woman shirts that Strong Athletic made for all of the grown-ass women in the world who want to make a statement about what it is to be a woman, an adult woman and who demand to be treated with respect.
This is the timeline for how this shirt was created.
In 2013 Nadia Kean, owner of Strong Athletic, started to call her teammates a "fine group of strong, athletic women". Later that year, her teammate Cristen Perks screen printed her a shirt that said "Strong Athletic Woman" on it, and gave it to her as a gift for Christmas. In 2014 they started to print them for the masses. In 2015 Nadia officially named the company "Strong Athletic" and started to brand everything as such. In 2018, Nadia felt like the world as a whole was still not giving women in sports the respect that we are due, and so she created the "Strong Athletic Grown-Ass Woman" Design. This by far is one of our most popular, but some women do say, they don't feel like they can wear it. They don't feel like they are strong and athletic. For 2019, we've decided to make the "Grown-Ass Woman" design. We feel like wearing these 3 words across our chests is so important, that we're will in compromise. Sometimes it's not always about being Strong and Athletic. Sometimes it's more about making a statement about how you want to be treated and referred to. Welcome to our Grown-Ass Woman Shirt.
If you're on social media, and take photos in your new Strong Athletic Grown-ass Woman tank, please tag us so we can see what you're up to! These are the tags we use for Strong Athletic #strongathletic , #strongathleticgrownasswoman These are some other tags we like a lot: #grownasswoman , #womeninsport , #strongwoman , #strongwomen
About the Production of this Strong Athletic Shirt
We know that there are a few companies that make "Grown-Ass Woman" shirts. 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. 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.
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 Strong Athletic founder Nadia Kean. The Strong Athletic logo was created by Angel Ortega of Garzig Design in 2015.
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.
People either buy Strong Athletic for theirselves or for their friends. Because our shirts, hats and fanny packs are so often sent to people as gifts, we decided that we wanted to make the experience of opening a Strong Athletic package feel like you're opening a gift. When your package from Strong Athletic arrives, you'll immediately notice that the kraft mailer is biodegradable and that it's covered in our removable signature "We Believe" sticker. Opening the package you will find your shirt, wrapped in a "You are so Strong" wrapper. In addition to whatever you purchased you'll also find a few of our signature logo stickers and a smaller "We Believe" sticker, plus a postcard with the origin story of our company hand written to the recipient of the package. If you're sending this as a gift to a friend, you can have us include a hand-written message and we'll sign your name for you. Just write out what you want written on the notes in the comment section of the cart.
About the Bella Canvas Shirts
The Bella Canvas Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-shirt, style number 3501 is basically like your traditional long-sleeve tee. The sleeves come down to the wrists. The hem comes down below the wasteline. The sleeves are not fitted, so they will not "cling" to your arms. These t-shirts are preshrunk. This shirt was assembled at a WRAP facility.
The Bella Canvas Racerback Crop Top is by far one of the most popular "cuts" or styles of shirts we've ever carried. Although not everyone is a fan of crop tops, what we know is... "Once you Crop, You Can't Stop!" This black crop top is a bit "flowy" in design and it actually gets longer as the sizes change. For sizes Small, Medium and Large the length is more like a traditional crop. For sizes X-Large and 2X-Large the length is longer- more like a regular tank top. These t-shirts are preshrunk. This shirt was assembled at a WRAP facility.