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The Tropical Tee: How It Came To Be

The Tropical Tee: How It Came To Be

The Tropical Tee: How It Came To Be

The latest Brixton Cycles tees are on the shelves – and unsurprisingly flying right off them. I mean, look at them. Who *doesn’t* want one? OK, well if you want to know a little more before flying the Tropical flag we’re here to tell the story. 

Get The Picture.

After a fairly miserable winter, not to mention the rather dark vibes of the past 18 months, we wanted to bring a little colour and sunshine into our lives. So we got in touch with our long-time collaborator and illustrator extraordinaire, Suzi Kemp. If you’ve seen her other design work for Brixton Cycles apparel, you’ll already know that she just gets us. When we first saw the sketches for a rising chainring across a sunburst fade, we were right on board. 

Tee Time.

The next step was to source the best t-shirt stock. When we create our merch, we do it right, and when we came across No Sweat it was a no-brainer. Not only are their tees created in a fully traceable eco-friendly way, but they are also made in a worker-owned factory and the profits fund the fight against sweatshop labour. 

Pulling It Off.

Conveniently, we were able to pick up those tees directly from our friends at Carry On Screening. Based in the interdependent creative community at Rockaway Park, they have specialised in sustainable and ethical screenprinting for over 20 years. Their site is solar-powered, and they exclusively use PVC- and phthalate-free inks. We honestly can’t recommend them enough. 

Work complete, the finished article is bright as anything you’ll find and ready to be worn with pride. Matching casquettes are on the way!

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