What is 26 Shirts?
26 Shirts is a social good project started by Del Reid, co-founder of the "Bills Mafia" movement on social media, and Dan Gigante, founder of You and Who, to help families and charitable foundations in need. Our primary focus is needs associated with health/medical concerns, or unexpected family emergencies.
How does it work?
For most 26 Shirts designs, we take pre-orders for a predetermined period of time (usually 14 days), starting at midnight on Monday. You may only place your order during the order period. Only orders placed through 26Shirts.com will be honored, unless authorized by 26 Shirts management. Once you have finalized your order, we will capture funds based on the payment method you selected. At the end of the order period, no more orders will be taken. We then send as many shirts as were ordered into production, which typically takes another 10-15 business days. Once production is finished, we begin fulfilling orders.
How much money from each shirt is donated by you, the customer?
For each shirt sold from a two-week "volumed" campaign, you donate $8.00 from your purchase to the corresponding cause for that design (unless the given campaign sells less than 72 overall, in which case you donate $4.00, due to the increased production cost of having to screen print such a relatively small batch). For Special Editions, "Comeback" designs, "Mafia Gear," Fanteestic, and CHARGE products, your donation is typically 8% (unless otherwise noted on the given product's listing).
Do contributing artists make any money?
Yes, we pay $1 per shirt sold to the contributing artist who designed it.
How much money has 26 Shirts raised so far?
As of July 15, 2020, our customers have donated over $788,580.
Because of the extremely limited-edition nature of 26 Shirts’ designs, we typically only produce as many shirts as were ordered. Also, bundled into your purchase is a donation to the intended beneficiary which gets passed on to that beneficiary at the close of the associated campaign. Therefore:
- We rarely keep an inventory of shirts on hand.
- We cannot accommodate any requests for returns or exchanges, without exception.
- You should be very thorough when making your selection. Make sure to refer to our sizing charts to ensure a proper fit, and carefully review your order before submitting it.
- Order cancellation requests will be honored while the campaign is ongoing, however once the campaign closes, at that point the sale and donation becomes final and we are unable to cancel the order.
But, what if you guys sent me the wrong shirts?
We do our best to ensure that everyone receives the correct quantity of the correct items 100% of the time. However, we are human, and there are only a few of us, so errors do occasionally happen. If you notice an error in your order, please email us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements to rectify the situation. As previously stated, though, due to 26 Shirts’ designs extremely limited nature, we typically do not keep inventory on hand to simply send you a replacement shirt. In most cases, we will refund your money or credit you toward a future purchase. Again, we will do our very best to ensure that no errors are made in the first place, though.
When will I receive my order?
Because of the “flash sale” nature of 26 Shirts, all orders are shipped and/or available for pickup at the same time. Considering production schedules, we aim to fulfill all orders within 10-15 business days of the order period ending. Orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail (depending on the weight of the package), so you may refer to their website for shipping times.
What is your shipping and handling pricing?
Shipping charge break down as follows:
1-3 items = $4.99
4-9 items = $9.99
10-11 items = $14.99
12+ items = $19.99
(International shipping rates are variable based on the destination. Pink Buffalo lawn ornaments are $9.99 per.)
Our Unisex shirt sizes run true to size, but our ladies sizes do run small and tend to be more form-fitting. If you are having trouble deciding between two sizes, our advice is to pick the larger. Sizing charts for all shirt styles are available on the manufacturers' respective websites:Unisex
- Standard t-shirt (100% cotton): Next Level 3600
- Standard t-shirt (60% cotton, 40% polyester): Next Level 6210
- Standard t-shirt, tall sizing: Hanes 518T
- Tank top: Next Level 3633
- V-neck: Next Level 3200
- V-neck (60% cotton, 40% polyester): Next Level 6240
- Tri-blend t-shirt: Next Level 6010
- Tri-blend raglan: Next Level 6051
- Tri-blend lightweight hoody: Next Level 6021
- Longsleeve: Next Level 3601
- Crewneck sweatshirt: Jerzees 562MR
- Sweatshirt hoody: Jerzees 996MR
- Sweatshirt hoody, tall sizing: Jerzees 996MTR
- Standard t-shirt: Anvil 880
- Standard t-shirt (baby blue): Bella + Canvas 6004
- Scoop neck: Gildan G6455L
- Flowy Racerback Tank: Bella + Canvas 8800
Also, you may contact us with questions relating to any aspect of 26 Shirts at email@example.com. In fact, we encourage it!
Why Buffalo? Why Chicago?
Well, we're from Buffalo, so of course we’re homers and Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the United States and has five professional sports teams. So why not Buffalo? Why not Chicago?
What are Comebacks?
"Comebacks" are periodic re-issues of previously sold designs, sold alongside (or sometimes as a replacement for) whatever current design we're offering at the time. Unless otherwise noted, these re-issues benefit whomever the current shirt beneficiary is for the corresponding city.
Why do you charge more for Special Editions and Comebacks?
Since these re-issues are sold outside the scope of our typical business model, and for a shorter period of time, we need to take into account the fact that we may not sell enough to justify the typical screen-printing process we use. This increased price takes into account the risk of possibly having to produce the shirts through a more expensive process.
Who do I contact if I have a question about submitting a design, or if I know of a need, or in general have a question?
You can send an email to Del with any questions you might have.