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What is Uni-T?
Uni-T is the brand of hand designed and printed clothing and accessories by children's book illustrator Eujin Kim Neilan. Each item of clothing is hand-printed on site in the retail store, located in the Natick Collection, Natick, MA. Her illustrated books are also available in the store. Uni-T, along with housing Eujin's original artwork and paintings, is also an art gallery containing the work of about forty different local artists from around the area.
Why Bamboo & Organic Cotton?
Sustainable - We took great effort to find a shirt that we would feel comfortable selling to the world without causing damage to our beautiful Earth. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and doesn't need insecticides, pesticides, or a complex watering system to grow. It just needs sunlight and rainwater, which it turns into a whole bunch of oxygen - much more than your average tree. And organic cotton is grown using old-school techniques and methods. There are no herbicides or any other chemicals used in the growth of organic cotton, and it's normally rain-fed.
Socially Responsible Manufaturing - These T-shirts are made in overseas. Overseas factories are third party audited using the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) monitoring system, which is based on the labor standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO). You can read more about the BSCI at www.bsci-eu.org.
Is bamboo fabric really perfect for the environment?
We wish to say yes in the near future but for now we will say bamboo fabric is not perfect. The current problem is that that caustic soda is used to break down bamboo fiber in order to make bamboo yarn. Caustic soda, while not good, is one of the most widely used chemicals in the world. It is used in the production of most cotton fabrics, including organic cotton, during wet processing. Caustic soda is approved for use on textiles under the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) But still... we're not happy that it's necessary to use chemicals in production. We hope and believe the process will evolve and improve soon!
Are these T-shirts going to shrink?
No, this clothing does not shrink when being washed and dried. These shirts come already pre-shrunk, and washing instructions are on the tag. Wash cold and tumble dry on a low setting, or hang dry.
Is my T-shirt customizable?
Yes! We have a large selection of colors of shirts, and a great color variety of inks for you to mix and match your favorite color shirt with your other favorite color ink! All of the colors can be viewed in the photos on this website, as well as the ink color choices. Your t-shirt can be ready in a few days, and can conveniently be picked up at the store, or shipped to your home.
Can I pick up orders?
Yes, you sure can! As soon as your custom order is ready for you to pick up, we will contact you whichever way is easiest for you, and let you know that you can come pick it up at the shop! You can feel free to pick up your shirt or other custom designed item at your own convenience.