About the Perfect T-shirt for Strong Mothers the Strong Athletic Mom Crew Neck Tee Heather Teal Fabric Printed with White Ink
Ever wonder who makes the Strong Athletic Mom shirts? Wonder no more, you've found us. This shirt is for all of the amazing and awesome moms in the world who are strong and athletic. Being a Strong Athletic Mom is more than just encompassing those words for yourself. It's also the essence of wanting those words for your children as well. To be athletic means that you support athleticism and sports. Even if your only involvement in sports is taking your kids to practice and being the loudest one cheering, you are still a key person in making your kids athletes and athletic. We know so many strong athletic moms who lift heavy, play sports and who are competitive. In doing so, they help to ensure their personal health and they also help to extend women's visibility within sports and athleticism.
We recently were looking for famous athletes who are moms and we did a simple google search to find names. We found one article we thought would be promising, but upon reading the article we found that it was written about the moms of famous athletes. We found this article problematic because it mirrors who mainstream society views women, and in this case, moms in sports and athletics. The article was still centered around famous male athletes in sports, and although it did highlight how supportive these athletes's mothers were, it was still male focused. Centuries ago, society decided that men play sports and women stand on the sidelines and cheer and support. While this is an important role, and we don't want to downplay the importance of being a supportive partner or mother, we do want to point out that takes women and moms further away from the empowered role of athlete. Our intention with making these shirts is to put women and moms as the center of our focus, so that those who are athletes and who are active in sports and physical fitness are given the attention that they deserve.
Here's to Strong Athletic Moms! Thanks for setting an inspiring example for all of us.
We print this 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.
We know that there are a many companies that make awesome shirts for strong moms with great slogans and sayings across the front such as, "strong as a mother," or "mommy strong," or "strong like mommy." 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.
Every single Strong Athletic product is produced by a small scale screen printer or embroidery shop. Our snapback hats are embroidered by a small-scale, local embroidery shop called Vistago Print in Lago Vista Texas. 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. 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 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.