A few weeks ago, I picked up a big box of tshirts…fresh off the press from Reston Shirt.
Samantha Gallagher put together a beautiful full color design to help us launch this important Monarch Butterfly Campaign and after getting a few price quotes and hemming and hawing over how many to order and what type of fabric and all that, we jumped in and placed the order.
Justin Cooney and Jason Rhodes were the guys at Reston Shirt that we worked with to translate the artwork into a tshirt and pull it together and man oh man, they did a great job! The colors are vibrant, the quality is perfect! We’re so happy with them!
We opted for a soft organic cotton….since we’re encouraging everyone to go pesticide and herbicide free in their Monarch Waystation gardens, we wanted to be sure to carry this theme through to the tshirts. And, we went big with the beautiful design on both the front and back of the tshirt!
But then the question came of how do we tell you about these great shirts that are so important in spreading the word about the plight of the Monarch butterfly and our effort to keep this magic alive?
Well, I put it on our website in our Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy store, but the pictures look more like mug shots and these tshirts are all about life, and fun, and flight and the magic of this great migration that happens right here through our neighborhoods!
So, a few of us went out….armed with our point-and-shoot and the self timer, to try to better convey the fun of these shirts — and to show you both the front and the back.
If you’d like to buy one (I hope you will!), you can do so through our online store ($25 – includes the cost of shipping). You can also buy them in person ($20) this weekend at the Monarch Butterfly program, at our Annual Meeting (May 19th) and at upcoming Monarch-related programs through the summer while supplies last!
The sizes run pretty true and they don’t shrink much when washed.
By the way, we discovered that the self timer set on 3 seconds results in mostly “butt shots”…10 seconds…far better 😉