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What a gardening t-shirt company has in common with native plants

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What a gardening t-shirt company has in common with native plants

You might not think a company that makes gardening t-shirts would have much in common with native plants. But we do! Here are five ways Ironweed Apparel is a lot like a native plant.  1. We're starting small. Just like a tiny coneflower or milkweed seed, we've got a long way to grow until we're big and strong and self-sustaining. We've barely managed to germinate, but just like a small seedling, with the right care and support, we know we'll grow into something beautiful!  2. Much like us, native plants could use some good PR. While gardeners across Europe have...

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How our gardening tee shirts are made

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How our gardening tee shirts are made

We thought you might like a little glimpse into how Ironweed Apparel's gardening tees are created. Our shirts are designed and printed in collaboration with the fine folks at Commonwealth Press. We start the process with a raw concept, then we work with local Pittsburgh artists who take our rough idea and create a conceptual sketch for us to review. The sketch is then tweaked and refined multiple times until everyone's ready to run with it. When all the details are settled, the artist then hand-carves the design into a wood and linoleum block. This traditional technique gives all of...

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Fashionable gardening tee shirts are here at last: Ironweed Apparel is born!

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Fashionable gardening tee shirts are here at last: Ironweed Apparel is born!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new line of gardening fashion - Ironweed Apparel. Our goal is to create funk-infused farm and garden tee shirts that are as stylish as they are comfortable and fun to wear. Right now, we have three logo-based designs to choose from, but two new, highly mischievous, garden-related designs are coming very soon!  Oh, and incase you're wondering, our name comes from one of North America's most spectacular native plants, ironweed. It's bold and beautiful and tough-as-nails; just like our tees!  Stop back soon for more info on the Ironweed collection and...

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