Giveaway is Closed
One of the great things about this journey of searching for products Made in the USA is the experience of finding great little companies that make cool products and getting to share them with you.
One such company is Brand of the Free, maker of organic graphic tees and totes. I stumbled upon them a few months ago and was immediately draw to their designs. I was sold when I found out that their products were eco-friendly and made in the USA.
All Brand of the free t-shirts are made from certified organic cotton (grown in Texas!!). The dyes used are non-toxic water based inks. What does this mean for the shirt? It gives the graphic a soft, pliable nature which you do not find on most graphic tees. The graphic ink will not crack overtime. The designs are thought provoking and unique. Some are subtle enough to get conversations going about our nation and government, buying local, and being environmentally aware. Brand of the Free has so many great designs, that I really could not decide which I liked best. Some of my favorites are: Birds on a Wire, Support Local Farmers and 100% Organic.
I had the opportunity to review the Lasting Liberty tee. When I received it, the first thing I noticed was the color. The colors were very earthy and natural. The shirt is super soft and very comfortable. Although I read about how the dyes would make the graphic soft, I was a bit skeptical. The graphic on the Lasting Liberty tee is so large that I thought that the shirt graphic would feel stiff. But, it does not. In fact, I really could not feel a difference between the part of the t-shirt that contains the graphic and the rest of the tee. The women's tees are stylish, with an athletic, fitted cut; not boxy like most tees. The t shirt is tagless, so there is no tag scratching you or flipping outside of the shirt.
Just a few notes about the shirts: If you are buying a women's shirt, I would recommend buying a shirt two sizes larger than what you usually wear. The Brand of the Free website recommends ordering one size larger, but, if you like your shirts loose fitting, you may want to get one that is two sizes larger. I normally wear a size medium and I got a large in this tee. It fits snugly, which is fine, but I might even order an xtra-large the next time. Also, FOLLOW the WASHING INSTRUCTIONS. I hand washed my tee and noticed that the tee color did run. The tee itself did not fade, but, I think, because of the nature of the dye, that it probably normally runs.
Finally, Brand of the free works hard to be environmentally conscious. Not only do they produce eco-friendly products, but they work to reduce, reuse, recycle in every aspect of their company. The orders are even sent using 100% recycled envelopes! The Brand of the Free website also has a great article on why to buy American made tees. Please check it out.
*Buy It: Joe, from Brand of the Free has graciously offered all readers 35% off their orders! To order go to Brand of the Free. When checking out use coupon code: GOGREEN35 (good until the end of the giveaway)!
*Win It: One lucky reader will win the tee of their choice (subject to availability)
1. Go to Brand of the Free and then come back here and tell me which tee you would choose if you win. (The first entry MUST be completed in order to get extra entries).
Extra Entries: (please leave a separate comment for each entry):
2. Follow Me on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway. You may use the following:
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6. For TWO extra entries: Blog about the giveaway. Link to this post and to Brand of the Free. (Leave a link to the post in the comment).
7. For 5 extra entries: Place an order with Brand of the Free!!! (Don't forget the 35% off coupon!!).
Giveaway ends August 15, 2009 at 11:59 PM. You do not have to have a blog to enter. Please leave your email address in the comment if you cannot be contacted through your profile. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified via email. Winner will have 72 hours to respond.