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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.
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.
Each t-shirt arrives packaged with a coordinating bookmark to make it a meaningful and memorable gift.
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ADULT SIZING: Our TENACITY Tees are unisex t-shirts 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, or prefer a looser fit, please remember to SIZE UP.
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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 in the daily living out of her belief that everyday purchases are an opportunity to "love our distant neighbour".
Marissa continues to inspire us to do work that matters and live with intention in service of our family and community. You can find her on IG @marissa.froese
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Not sure what size to order?
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.
Our children's t-shirts are a standard fit. If your child prefers loose-fitting shirts, we recommend choosing the next size up.
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.
|*NEW* Updated Sizing|
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.
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.
Shop Vacation Notice
Our shop is taking a short pause so we can be fully present for some special family time.
PLEASE NOTE: All orders placed after April 20th will ship May16th. Thank you for your patience and for your support of our family-owned business!
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.
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.
We ship all of your purchases via trackable Canada Post Xpresspost. Please allow 4-6 business days for delivery in Canada, and 5-10 days for US delivery.