Hi Swart Skape!
We figured that if you took the time to open this blog and use the energy to read it, that you love t-shirts as much as we do! Whether they are plain white tees or colourful printed tees - you love 'em! So here we are, spreading the t-shirt love and giving you 8 of the best local t-shirt companies from which you can shop!
T shirt Terrorist
This crazy company has been selling t-shirts to die for since 2004! Tshirt Terrorist is a leading South African clothing brand, specialising in always humorous, often offensive, generally awesome, locally made, original concept pop culture parody prints. When purchasing a t-shirt from them you can bargain on getting a t-shirt with a design created independently by local designers. Their tees are soft-cotton sourced from local manufactories, and their prints are screen printed for high detail finish and durability.
This is South Africa's No. 1 Online T-shirt store. Juice Bubble allows its customer to custom design their own t-shirts and hoodies. It was founded is 2014, and they sell really funny t-shirts online (and a few other bits). The company loves funny t-shirts, quality, and happy customers. They talk about t-shirts like they're people
"We believe that your t-shirt is a glimpse into your personality and it deserves a voice. Life’s too short for boring t-shirts and long queues so enter…JuiceBubble, the funny t-shirt people!"
Mevrou & Co
We at Die Swart Skaap have always looked up to this company for inspiration. Mevrou & Co. is a t-shirt company based in Cape Town. The company prints uniquely South African expressions on high quality 100% white cotton t-shirts. The company started off with pure Afrikaans slogan prints, but has broaden their range to introduce Jewish, IsiZulu and IsiXhosa designs. You can find expressions like Se Dankie Vir Die Tannie, Deurmekaar and Lekker By Die See struck on your Mevrou & Co. tee.
Aitsa! is a proudly Afrikaanse company run by two, beautiful ladies from Port Elizabeth, who have a passion for fashion and their mother tongue. You can be sure your Aitsa "hempie" is top notch quality, as these ladies ensure the quality of the fabric their shirts are made from is of the highest 100% cotton standards. You can expect cute Afrikaans slogan tee's like the one below.
Picture from Aitsa! Clothing
The company was created in 2010 and started with the love and passion for vintage fashion. Vintage Lover started off with pure vintage but as time went on they've explored other avenues and now their range include a variety of new and vintage clothing items. The company takes pride in its clothing, as well as fantastic customer service! Shop at Vintage Lover for unique vintage and new items.
This company is more than 40 years young (as they like to say). Woodstock Laundry was founded in 1979 and is a second-generation family clothing business. Their t-shirts are made form the best 100% cotton knit and produced locally in Cape Town. Months of design and thought goes into creating their comfy tee's. Woodstock Laundry also sells the cutest pajamas. Check them out online or at their brick-and-mortar in Woodstock, Factory Road.
This local company focuses mostly on hoodies, but you can surely find a cool handmade tee in their collection for only R250! Founded and created by Cameroonian, Rhodes, Indomitable Abdr have a wide variety of clothing items that incorporate Northern African fabric. Rhodes describes his first collection as a place where different cultures and diversity meet - and you can see this on his Instagram page. Below is a unique t-shirt made by Rhodes.
Picture from Indomitable Abdr
You do not want to miss these tees! They really are the cutest ever! These tees are made in Cape Town with cute slogans on that relate to mothers - cute slogans include "Hug Addict," "Mumtrepeneur," "Family First," and "Call me mama." Misstees t-shirts are comfy for every day life or as the perfect gift for a special mumtrepeneur or special future mama.
There you have it tee lovers! Support these amazingly, unique local brands and buy a lekker tee from them!