I’ve wanted a mint American Apparel shirt for a long time but I was never able to find one with a design that I really really liked, this problem has been solved now that I own a fresh tee from a brand called Don’t Feed The Animals who are pretty pro at presentation. I think you’ll see why here in a bit. Before I get into that though here is a little background on the DFTA brand:
The concept behind “Don’t Feed The Animals” is that WE, the human race, do not treat each other with the respect every person deserves. Where has compassion and human understanding gone? Have we truly become a society of self-centered individuals who can’t look past their own problems and see the needs of others? Is this really a “Dog Eat Dog” world? Based on the golden rule: “Do unto others what you would want to be done unto you” Don’t Feed The Animals believes that as humans we can no longer listen to the animal within us. To grow and prosper as a society we must break away from selfish thinking.
Break Away From The Norm, Don’t Feed The Animals.
Personally I love what DFTA stands for and I back them 150% in their mission to deliver this message. I think everyone needs to wake the hell up and realize what the world has turned and is turning into right in front of our eyes. There’s no time like the present…lets break the cycle!
Right off the bat I was surprised by this brand because of their awesome packaging idea, the tee is stuffed into this little custom made box and then put into a regular Priority Mail envelope. I’m sure these boxes cost a pretty penny to get made but it’s definitely worth it in my book because when done right like this it does a LOT for your branding and overall presentation. One thing I would point out though, and I owe this point to Adam from I Am The Trend, avoid hand written labels when you mail out your tees. It’s much easier for them to end up in the wrong place if someone can’t read them correctly. You don’t have to go as far as buying adhesive labels either, it’s as easy as typing out the address and printing it out on regular paper and taping it on. It’s just one simple step to help make sure your shirts get to where they belong. =)
Like I said previously, I was lucky enough to snag one of DFTA’s logo tees on an American Apparel mint t-shirt(all of their tees also come in womens sizes for the ladies). It’s one of my favorite tees for this summer because of its light color and comfy soft fabric, I know sometimes I give AA a bad rep for being inconsistent and such, but to be honest there are definitely worse blanks out there. This is a fine specimen of an all around good t-shirt.
The printing on this bad boy is super super soft, you can barely feel it at all, you can’t see the color of the shirt through the ink and the lines are all very clean. The only complaint I have about it is I’m not a fan of the registered trademark symbol being on the shirt like that, I think it’s kind of distracting and isn’t exactly necessary. Other than that though, the logo design is solid and I really dig it. I’m a sucker for one color designs!
There are plus factors all over the place with this tee, in addition to the awesome packaging, the shirts also come fixed with a really cool hem tag that I’ve never seen before. It’s made out of rubber rather than your typical woven material, very nice touch and definitely stands out. If you can’t tell from the picture, the logo on the tag is raised almost like a rubber stamp, I think this is so cool! the shirt also has a custom printed tag with all of the correct information on it, it’s even printed in light grey so it doesn’t show through the other side of the shirt. Always keep this in mind if you’re printing on a light colored shirt. There were no extras like stickers or buttons but it appears that DFTA has put their money more into making the shirts as professional as possible so I wouldn’t complain about that at all.
Overall, I give Don’t Feed The Animals a 100%, if you’re thinking about ordering from them then I don’t see any reason why you should still be thinking and not pressing that add to cart button. Get over there and help support them in their message… “Break Away From The Norm, Don’t Feed The Animals”.
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