We were often hunting for treasures at auctions listed in the news paper or rummaging through old abandoned farm houses in the Missouri River bottoms. I caught the trash-to-treasure bug before I ever turned 10 and by the time I was 13, I had an extensive quilt collection, which was pretty weird for a kid. My love for old fabric and textiles started decades ago and has only grown deeper. It makes up the bulk of the junk collecting I do these days. They say you either have an eye for it or you don't. I can see good junk a mile away :-)
The shirts released here are super special and made from real vintage fabric that I am lucky enough to have stumbled upon throughout the years.
The quality of vintage fabric far surpasses that of quality and print techniques available to textile printers today. Printing fabric is expensive, I will be the first one to tell you that, and the more colors you have, the more expensive things get. Remember, this is the era before computers, before Photoshop and Illustrator and iPads... Prints were designed by hand and each color had it's own screen. The result is one that not only is rich and detailed, but it actually really does represent another era. I hope you love these and appreciate the quality and the special attention to detail as much as I do!