T-shirts in 2020 aren’t the t-shirts you grew up wearing. Gone are the ill-fitting, scratchy inelastic torso sacks that you got either from a bachelorette party or a cannon at a basketball game.
Now, t-shirts are soft marvels of cotton we actually look forward to wearing and we actually choose to spend good, worthy money on them because they represent our personalities.
Here are four local women who design tees you’d actually be proud to wear.
As arthouse cinema Kan-Kan prepares to open this winter on the near-Eastside at 1258 Windsor St., founding members will get this limited-edition minimalist t-shirt from by designer Jessica Dunn.
Martha began her T-shirt line Sunday Afternoon Housewife a decade ago and it has evolved into a deeply pro-women, pro-kindness and pro-Indy shop. The T-shirts are $26 to $30 and you can buy them on Martha’s website, www.sundayafternoonhousewife.com
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Today is the 100th Anniversary of Indiana’s ratification of the 19th Amendment. We’re over here celebrating this milestone of women’s suffrage all year long. Get your locally designed and printed Women’s Suffrage shirt at https://www.sundayafternoonhousewife.com/shop/suffrage And remember your history- white women won the right to vote in 1920, but Asian American women could not vote until 1952, Native American women could not vote until 1957 and most African American women could not vote until 1965. #womenssuffrage #womensrighttovote #womenssuffragecentenary #womenssuffrage #useyourvotein2020 #votesforwomen #ladiestothefront2020
Boomerang Boutique owner Felicia Kiesel sells her Felicia Tees T-shirts in her shop at 845B Massachusetts Ave. for $22 each. These bright and peppy designs are, like Sunday Afternoon Housewife, very supportive of love, kindness, women, and local. And, also, tacos.
Amy McAdams-Gonzales’ design work is prolific around town—she’s designed logos for local shops, products and, a T-shirt you’ve likely seen: United State of Indiana’s tenderloin tee. She and her husband came up with the idea over beers, brainstorming “Indiana-centric designs that were a bit more quirky and fun.” Buy it on United State of Indiana’s website for $25.
Amy Bartner is a regular Indy Maven contributor and extremely biased in writing this piece because she’s made it a goal to collect as many local T-shirts as possible — and she absolutely isn’t ashamed of her color-organized T-shirt rack in her closet.