I'm really excited to announce that we're now offering select 26 Shirts designs on You and Who, custom, Made in USA shirts. We have a handful of blank shirts left from the initial order we made back in 2014 to fulfill the Indiegogo campaign - in Heavy Metal(Charcoal), Black, White and Light Blue colors. Any designs that we sell on those color shirts, moving forward, will be available on a Made in USA shirt.
It's satisfying for me because it was such a gargantuan effort to make custom shirts in the US. (read more about how hard it was here) Ultimately, the fact it took almost 10 months to get them made after the campaign ended helped steer You and Who into focusing solely on 26 Shirts, and I'm glad it all worked out. I mean, as of the time I'm writing this we've donated over $230,000 to families in need and foundations in Buffalo, Chicago and Pittsburgh. That's amazing. And honestly the impact is greater with the cash donations we make directly to families than it was when You and Who donated matching shirts to homeless shelters.
The Made in USA shirts cost $6 more because they cost that much more to make. Which is also part of the reason it didn't work out as we found out the hard way that not everyone wanted to pay that much more for a shirt - well really $12 more because it was for two shirts. It brought the You and Who shirts up to $42, vs. the $22 that 26 Shirts shirts sell for. Well, $28 for the made in USA version. But with offering it as an option that someone can choose to pay more, if they decide it's worth it to them, makes way more sense. We only have limited quantities of limited sizes left on hand but who knows - if enough people want them then we can get more blanks made, right here in the USA. (Specifically, Allentown, PA) And this time in a few weeks not 10 months :)
If you do decide to get one, please let me know what you think about it. We call them "butter" shirts internally because they're so crazy soft they're like butter. And we worked and worked on the pattern, with Ali from Anatomy, and it's our own custom fit. I hope you love them as much as I do.