Welcome to the Tshirt Terrorist Product Guide
So, you’re thinking about getting a genuine, locally produced, original concept Tshirt Terrorist T-shirt but you’d like more information about our product before you commit to your online purchase?
Not a problem.
On this page you’ll find everything you need to know, from the quality of our cotton, the sizes of our tees, the printing process we employ, and how to care for your garment post-purchase. Please also bear in mind, we’re committed to your satisfaction with your purchase. If for any reason you need to return or replace your item post-purchase we will gladly assist you. First up…
how do we size our tees?
The image below (opposite) will give you an indication where we take our measurements on our t-shirts. The graph further below gives the actual measurements for each size in our curve, taken with the shirt lying on a flat surface, fabric at rest (no stretch).
Length = from the top of the right (facing) neckline, where the shoulder seam meets the neck stitch, to the bottom of the shirt, straight down.
Width = from under the right (facing) armpit across the chest to the edge of the seam under the left armpit.
wash and wear
All Tshirt Terrorist Tees are pure cotton items, sourced from local suppliers who use 160 gsm (gram) fabric. The best results for washing your tee will come from a cold machine wash (0 degrees, not 30 degrees.)
Most cotton when washed for the first time may be liable to shrink up to 5% or 1/2 size, and Tshirt Terrorist tees are no different. Our tees are not pre-shrunk, yet, given the thick weave of our 160 gsm t-shirts, this shrinkage is marginal. This tendency for cotton fibers to shorten when first washed should be taken into account, especially if you are measuring your pre-existing shirts (which might have shrunk) using our graph above in order to get an accurate sizing comparison. The best way to minimise standard cotton shrinkage is to hand wash your t-shirt for the first wash, and then allow to dry on a flat surface.
Our tees, once washed, seldom require ironing. Drip drying on a line should be sufficient, although try keep your tee out of direct sunlight while drying, or dry them inside out. As a rule, repeated exposure to sunlight has been known to bleach dyed cotton. Under no circumstances should you tumble dry your Tshirt Terrorist Tshirt. We cannot guarantee that tumble dryed tees won’t shrink significantly (one whole size). And lastly, it goes without saying – never bleach, and never iron on the print. If you need to iron, iron reverse side only.
design and print process
How do we Design?
In a world of “duplicate authorship” where content, particularly on t-shirt websites, is repeated across platforms, isn’t it welcome to hear that our designs are original creations. Sure, they reference popular culture, memes and trends, but the designs you see on our site started out as creatively inspired ideas that illustrators and artists were employed to complete. The authenticity of our process is assured. These t-shirts are one of a kind, limited edition prints. You won’t find them elsewhere. If you do, they’ve been copied off our site (bootlegged, pirated, plagiarised – call it what you want) and while we can’t follow up on every instance of copying, nor advise you from purchasing generic brands, we’ll keep our design process sound, so that you can wear our t-shirts with confidence knowing you’re getting the real deal.
how do we print?
Our printing partners have been with us for a long time. They know and agree with our high standards. Each t-shirt is hand screen printed (silkscreened) using either plastisol or water-based ink, depending on the design. The process may take longer than Direct to Garment (DTG) services, but our quality is better. Each print is properly heat cured to ensure you receive a durable design that will weather numerous wash cycles which, when coupled with our pure cotton, fitted garments, means you’re getting a t-shirt that you’ll want to wear and keep wearing. Tshirt Terrorist is front of the cupboard stuff.
Quality and Satisfaction Guaranteed
Tshirt Terrorist is a small company looking to make cool and trendy tees. We wear the t-shirts we make and high five ourselves every time we come across one of our tees in the “wild” – usually on someone having as a good a time in them as we are. It’s not about the bottom line, or shifting product; profit margins. Those things are nice, sure, but from the start it’s been about making t-shirts that people want to wear. That’s the bottom line as far as we’re concerned. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, get in touch. We’ll replace your tee (re-print and re-ship) at our own cost.