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Every purchase of a Textillia shirt helps support the project, and also makes you the coolest sewist around! Below are some photos of my favorite styles - there are lots more colors and styles are available over in the shop. Need help from us re: shirts? Feel free to post on this forum thread.

Textillia shirts

Size options

Note: Threadless uses a variety of shirt brands to print on in women's, men's, and unisex sizing, so be sure to click the little link at the bottom right that says "Product information & size chart" on each different style of shirt for details and size guides.

Size ranges of styles offered

At present, unless they happen to be out of stock in a particular style and color combination, the sizes available in each style are:



Women's Dolman in Heather Red

Great loose (but still true to size) easy to wear style, and a slightly curved hem. Soft, stretchy cotton/poly blend.

Textillia Dolman Tee

Women's Muscle Tank in White Slub

High neck and low cut armholes, slightly long straight hem. The ink looks almost like a dye on the slub cotton version, and is more soaked into the fabric giving it a vintage look.

Textillia Women's Muscle Tank

Women's Longsleeve Scoopneck in White

Drop shoulders and a bottom band, in lightweight French terry style cotton fabric. (Note: logo is available in black, red, or white only - this blue and pink option is not available.)

Women's Pullover Hoody in Heather Heliconia

A classic hoodie, true to size, in lightweight French terry style cotton fabric. (Note: heart is also in main logo colour, rather than pink, in final version.)

Textillia hoodie

Women's Scoopneck in Chili Red

Flattering scoopneck and slightly longer hem, in soft, stretchy poly/cotton blend.

Textillia Scoopneck Tee

About the shirts + ordering

Because we're using a print on demand service, all inquiries about ordering and terms of service are controlled by the printing company Threadless, and you'll need to contact them if you have any problems ordering or once your shirts arrive. (More info about ordering and shipping + returns.)

  • Only single colour prints (black, white, or red) are currently available, as we found they printed the best quality.
  • Prices are in USD and shipping is available to most countries.
  • Because shirts are print on demand, Threadless does not accept returns, but they will replace defective items (you'll need to contact them directly in this case).
  • We recommend that you wash the shirts on cold (preferably inside out), and hang dry for maximum longevity and least shrinkage and ink degradation.
  • The sweatshirts, hoodies, and women's longsleeve scoopneck (which has drop shoulders and a bottom band) are a thin french terry style fabric.
  • The triblend t-shirts, women's scoopneck tee, and dolman are poly/cotton blend and much more drapey and stretchy than the regular cotton t-shirts (very comfy, but it can mean the printing doesn't last as well).
  • The shirts come from a variety of companies - be sure to check size guides for each different style! All appear to have some level of fair trade/sweatshop free certification or labeling on their websites. Brands included: Anvil, Delta, Bella, Next Level, American Apparel.
  • For scale: my samples pictured are the smallest size available in each option, and I'm 5'1".

Why we chose a Threadless Artist's Shop

In case you're curious, because we don't have the capacity (and it's not actually legal for home-based businesses in Vancouver!) to store and ship shirts from our home, we chose to do this first foray into shirts via a print on demand service that uses direct to garment printing (DTG). Some of you will know the company we're using, Threadless, from their infamous graphic tees - we went with them for several reasons:

  • They completely manage orders, printing, and shipping from start to finish.
  • They ship almost everywhere!
  • Reasonable pricing.
  • Sweatshop-free shirts.
  • A decent selection of sizes, colors, and styles. Though we (and many other shop owners) have requested more plus size options there are currently multiple options in 3x and above, Threadless has the best range we were able to find in any company that meets our other requirements.
  • Acceptable quality (at least for the black and white ink, on most substrates). Note that the ink is much thinner than with screenprinted shirts, it's more like a graphic tee you'd find in a big store, or on sites like Threadless and other print-on-demand websites.

We did run into a couple hitches. The colored inks didn't look very good as solids, so we're only doing the black and white ink for now. And the ink is quite thin and looked particularly fragile on the tri-blend racerback tanks, so we decided to leave those out as they were cracking after just one wash. If you desperately want to take your chances with the racerbacks (I know they're super cute!) let us know, and if enough of you do I can add them to the shop - but I think you'll be happier with the quality on the other items!

If you have any questions, let us know in the forums and we'll do our best to answer them.

Ok, that's it, go forth and get your cute Textillia shirts!

p.s. Be sure to tag any photos of yourself in your shirts with #textillia on Instagram so we can see you in them!!!