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Creatively Sustainable TShirts!

 
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"What being creatively sustainable means to me is to be able to provide for your needs through use of any materials available to you.  Use your imagination to create systems; systems that are built using readily available resources and that don't produce waste that you can reuse."
I feel that creative sustainability has a lot to do with permaculture, so I wanted to share this here.  Hope you like it!

Get your tshirt at:
https://teespring.com/new-creatively-sustainable#pid=2&cid=2122&sid=front
Or check out:
http://homesteadhouligan.com/

Our goal here on the homestead is to be as creatively sustainable as possible. We try to solves problems using what we already have. We attempt to fill our needs through creating rather than buying. We strive to make use of all of the waste we may produce. Our overall system is far from perfect at this point, but we have many smaller systems around the homestead that function quite well to begin to provide for all our needs.  This will be a lifetime project, but we are always getting closer, one little accomplishment at a time.
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Are you making a claim that this t-shirt is more sustainable than other similar t-shirts?

Is it organic cotton or some other special material?

If not, then it's not as sustainable as if I were to pick one up at Walmart, due to the shipping and packaging requirements when sending individual items around the world.

If these shirts are made of organic material where there is some other aspect that sets them apart, this would make a good thing to put in your ad.

Your link isn't clickable.
 
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Unfortunately these are just tshirts.  My dream is to do my own screen printing using all natural and organic materials.  I looked into doing this, but I can't afford to start up a homestead and start up my own screen printing.  My plan is to start designing tshirts this way and hopefully earn enough to do my own, more sustainable tshirts.  
I fixed the links, thanks!
 
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There are plenty of good quality, used shirts out there. There are also many brand new shirts that got screwed up somehow at the screen printer.

They can be bought in bulk, very cheaply, because they are considered ruined. They may contain other people's logos, that would need to be removed. You could enlist the same printer, to cover the old and put your logo on.

You pour a solid color over that, then put your logo on whatever available space is left. Sew on a new tag, explaining what has been done. You now have a 100% recycled shirt, that is brand new.

The audience that appreciates the message on your shirt, is bound to appreciate that you have made something good, out of something that was considered no good.

I think I knocked that one out of the park.
 
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I think that is a great idea.  I believe that there is a place in town that produces tshirts that I could call up and start getting some info.  I would still need screening tools and paint, but that could get me a step closer!  Thanks for the idea.
 
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Added a couple new T-Shirts to the line up!

Homestead Houligan T-Shirt Shop
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When it is used for evil, then watch out! When it is used for good, then things are much nicer. Like this tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/7/rmhplans
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