We use a 100% ring-spun cotton American Apparel shirt for this design, made proudly sweatshop-free in the United States. This soft, medium-weight shirt has the best fit of any t-shirt we've worn and the soft, combed cotton feels plush to the touch while providing excellent durability. Sure, these cost us a few more dollars than other brands, but we believe the premium quality is worth every penny.
Our shirts are silk-screened by skilled craftsmen in Orlando, Florida, at a shop renowned for their work with water-based and discharge inks. Unlike plastisol inks which place a layer of plastic-like ink on the surface, these special inks actually dye the fibers of the fabric. This leaves a printed area that is light and soft to the touch that won't crack and disintegrate from wear and washing. When using a lighter ink on a darker shirt (such as this design), a discharge agent is added to the ink that bleaches the original dye from the fabric. The resulting print is a marvel to behold.