About the Strong Athletic Texan Crew Neck T-shirt
Strong Athletic was established in Austin, Texas in 2014. Originally a company that was created for the roller derby community, Strong Athletic has since grown into a company that supports people in all sports. We know how important it is to claim your strength, athleticism and physical ability. To tell the world that you have control over your body and to demonstrate that through playing sports and staying physically fit and active. At Strong Athletic we know that everyone has the propensity to play sports and be strong. We want to nurture that desire in people. This shirt is our way to do just that and also do so specifically for people from Texas. Here's to all the Strong Athletic Texans living in the Lone Star State. This shirt features the outline of the state of Texas centered on the shirt with the Strong Athletic logo nestled into the Gulf of Mexico. The words Strong Athletic Texan are etched into the state of Texas. The image of the state of Texas is also on the back of the shirt with the Strong Athletic logo etched into the center. The art is hand printed in black ink on a dark heather grey shirt.
About the Bella Canvas Crew Neck T-shirt that We Print the Strong Athletic Texan Design On
The Bella Canvas Crew Neck T-shirt, style number 3001CVC, is 100% your classic tee. This shirt is designed to hang "straight down" meaning it doesn't billow and it is not "flowy". The length of the sleeves is very average when compared to other t-shirts- they are not capped sleeved and they do end above the elbow, about mid-upper arm. The length of this t-shirt is also average, with the hem coming down to the mid-upper thigh. The neck line is a traditional "crew neck" which means that it has a circular neck line and no collar. Crew necks are very common on most t-shirts. These t-shirts are preshrunk. This shirt was assembled at a WRAP facility.
Why is this shirt $33?
We know that there are a few companies that make awesome shirts with great slogans and sayings across the front. 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 either W.A.R.P. Certified facilities or other facilities that meet CPSIA standards. We also pay all of our contract employees a pay rate that is in line with living wage standards. The majority of our shirts are 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.
Where Do We Print Our Shirts?
Every single Strong Athletic product is produced by a small scale 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. The art for this design is based on the original artwork 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 Package Feels Like You're Opening 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.