The TENACITY Tee - Author Clothing
The TENACITY Tee - Author Clothing
The TENACITY Tee - Author Clothing
The TENACITY Tee - Author Clothing
The TENACITY Tee - Author Clothing

TENACITY Tee

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The fiercest combination to walk the Earth: a will of steel...and a heart that is willing to be broken. 

Spending their strength and power to defend the smallest and weakest, wearers of the TENACITY Tee know mama-bear love has little to do with biology and everything to do with a willingness to rise up and say, “Not on my watch.”

  • BLACK - 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
  • CHARCOAL - 60% GOTS* Organic Cotton / 40% Recycled Polyester
  • Stain-hiding colours
  • Fair Trade handmade, WFTO certified 
  • Made by JOYYA, in Kolkata, India

    Your family can love the stories behind these tees. Living-wage jobs mean brighter futures; from the farmer who planted the organic cotton seed to the seamstress who stitched the tag on.

    Each t-shirt arrives packaged with a coordinating bookmark to make it a meaningful and memorable gift.

    GIVING BACK

    10% from the sale of each TENACITY Tee you purchase is given to the community-building arm of our T-shirt partner JOYYA (formerly Freeset Global)

    Beyond the life-changing gift of an honourable job, profits shared from your TENACITY tee fund literacy classes, workplace childcare, budgeting classes and collaborative community initiatives.

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    ADULT SIZING: These are unisex t-shirts that we've sized down to be better suited to a Mama Bear fit. (Ex: a MEDIUM Tenacity is a unisex/men's SMALL)

    If you're buying for a Papa Bear, please remember to SIZE UP from the size they normally wear.  

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    The birth of the TENACITY Tee

    The TENACITY Tee was originally created in support of our friend Marissa Froese during her battle with breast cancer. Marissa was an early Author-inspiration by living out her belief that everyday purchases are an opportunity to "love our distant neighbour".

    Even while in the midst of treatment, Marissa requested that this t-shirt be used to support other mamas one day. We are happy to report that Marissa is well and thriving, and we are now sharing profits from TENACITY with some of the most courageous women we know; the women who make our t-shirts.

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      Not sure what size to order?

      illustration of how to measure chest and length of a t-shirt to choose correct sizing

      Simply measure against a similar item that currently fits your child and compare with the measurements in our size chart.

      All measurements are taken with garments lying flat.

      Lay the chosen garment on a flat surface, smooth out any wrinkles.

      Chest: Measure across chest from side seam to side seam just below the armpit.

      Length: Measure from the point where the shoulder seam meets the neckline ribbing, straight down to the bottom of the shirt.

        

      Children's T-shirts

      Our children's t-shirts are a standard fit. If your child prefers loose-fitting shirts, we recommend choosing the next size up.

      *SIZING UPDATE*

      Sizing for our newest designs CONTRIBUTION, CREATIVITY, PATIENCE and STRENGTH has been updated. XXS, XS and S in these new designs are now equivalent to size 2, 4 & 6 rather than 5, 6, 7. 

      Please check size guides carefully before ordering.

       

      ORIGINAL Sizing
      Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL
      Equivalent 5 6 7 8 10 12 14
      Chest
      in 13.5 13.5 14.3 15.3 16.4 17.5 19.0
      cm 34.5 35.0 36.5 38.5 41.5 44.0 49.0
      Length
      in 18.5 19.3 20.0 21.0 23.0 24.5 26.5
      cm 47.0 49.0 51.0 53.0 58.0 63.0 67.5

       

      *NEW* Updated Sizing
      Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL
      Equivalent 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
      Chest
      in 12.5 13.0 14.0 15.0 16.5 17.5 19.0
      cm 31.5 33.0 35.5 38 41.5 44.5 48.5
      Length
      in 16.9 18.3 19.7 21.3 22.8 24.4 26.6
      cm 42.5 46.0 50.0 54.0 58.0 62.0 67.5

       

      Author t-shirts are cut by hand and sewn in small batches in Kolkata, India by our friends at Joyya (formerly Freeset).

      While there may be slight measurement variances between shirts, finished shirts are tested to ensure any differences are minor and will not affect fit.

      Shrinkage
      A new shirt can be expected to experience 3% shrinkage after normal washing and drying.

      Wear + Care
      To help your clothes (and our planet) enjoy a longer, better life, we recommend washing printed and dark items in cold water, hanging to dry or drying on a cool setting.

      Canada & USA

      FREE SHIPPING on all orders totalling more than $150 CAD

      $12 CAD Flat Rate Shipping on all orders under $100 CAD

      Local pick-up is available at our North Saanich, BC Studio.

      International

      FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders over $250

      $25 CAD Flat Rate Shipping on orders under $250 outside of North America 

      Correct Mailing Address

      Please check that you have the correct mailing address entered before finalizing your purchase. We cannot be responsible for orders that are shipped to incorrect addresses.

      Delivery Times

      We ship all of your purchases via trackable Canada Post XpresspostPlease allow 4-6 business days for delivery in Canada, and 5-10 days for US delivery. 

      Import Fees

      You may be required to pay customs, VAT (Value Added Tax), duties or taxes in order to receive your package. If these fees are not paid resulting in your package being returned to us you will be issued a refund in the form of store credit.

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