The OPTIMISM Tee - Author Clothing
The OPTIMISM Tee - Author Clothing
The OPTIMISM Tee - Author Clothing
The OPTIMISM Tee - Author Clothing
The OPTIMISM Tee - Author Clothing
The OPTIMISM Tee - Author Clothing
The OPTIMISM Tee - Author Clothing


Regular price$26.00
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For the ones who see what is possible, the ones who bring us together and invite us to help create a better world. 

Wearers of the OPTIMISM tee exude hope. The future you see is bright...and you’re overflowing with brilliant ideas about how we can get there.

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  • 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.

      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 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
      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
      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
      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
      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.

      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

      $15 CAD Flat Rate Shipping on all orders under $150 CAD

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


      FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders over $250

      $15 CAD Flat Rate Shipping on all orders under $150 CAD

      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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