Our mission is to inspire people to embrace their true character and write their own story.
This t-shirt infused tale has become a blueprint of my own self-discovery over two decades in the making. Through many distinct chapters and hard-earned lessons I've stumbled upon ways of unraveling the story I was told, while learning to consciously cultivate new chapters that align with my true character.
Our true character is hidden within the ways we've grown to avoid our feelings and silence our voice. So many of us are raised within a cage of conformity, that by the time we reach adulthood, we're barely able to notice the bars. Our spirit is dithered, our curiosity contained, and our ability to hear our inner voice... let alone follow it, is lost.
In this way, the stories of our lives are far too often written by someone else’s hand, without our conscious consent. I know this all too well. By the time I was in my twenties, I had been told who I was supposed to be so many times, I had very little idea who I was, let alone what I was meant to offer the world.
Through some unforeseen combination of luck, wherewithal, and persistence, I've learned to attune to my true character, mostly by noticing the ways I get off track, and the courageous path towards my purpose continues to be revealed.
In this spirit, the mission of Solid Threads is to inspire others along their unique journeys towards self-awareness, empowerment, and acceptance. And of course, to have slightly less than too much fun along the way.
Since 2001, Solid Threads has sewn humor, originality, and laid back sensibility into a celebrated collection of cool, vintage inspired graphic tees for men, women, and kids rooted in flavor and fun. Our unique t-shirts tell tales of creative seeking, progressive thinking, grittiness, laughter, and love. Characters Welcome!
We've been crafting our unique t-shirt tale for over 20 years, etched upon a vast and vibrant offering of cool retro tees with vintage inspired graphics, individually designed or art directed by the head t-shirt guy himself. Enriched through the ethically sourced, sustainably printed production methods we employ in our Burlington, Vermont HQ. Deepened in the social movements we empower in SolidariTEE, the uplifting entrepreneurial insights we offer, and the inspiring profiles of characters we connect with on this ever evolving journey.
Solid Threads is a sojourn of seeking, 20+ years in the making, fueled by this elusive spark of knowing we all possess, sewn into the humblest of under garments, the t-shirt, worn close to our chests, offering voice to our hearts.