In 2015 the focus was on each and every person’s unique style, and how putting one’s thoughts, ideas, art or designs on the front of a plain white tee can really tell the world who you are. Expression knows no limits when it comes to the wonderful world of t-shirts.
2014 was yet another year for T-shirt lovers everywhere to celebrate their favorite item of clothing. Playing on last year’s popular motto “My Shirt, My Voice”, 2014 saw even more people giving expression to ideas and opinions. Hundreds of people followed the global #tshirttheworld photo contest to dress objects, things, or statues in T-shirts.
The motto “My Shirt, My Voice” marked the T-Shirt Day celebrations in 2013. T-shirt lovers worldwide let their tees do the talking on social media, DIY events, and get-togethers. Everyone submitted their personal tee stories on the official T-shirt stories blog.
International T-Shirt Day turned 5 in 2012 – almost a highlight on its own. Tee fans took to the World Wide Web and the streets of host of cities expanding the T-Shirt Day map. In Greensburg, PA, Spreadshirt organized an open house event, and in Leipzig (Germany) a T-shirt market was set up in a public park to celebrate the day with T-shirt fans, Partners and customers.
The 2011 T-Shirt Day event continued to grow in size and fun. Fans could hardly wait until this year’s activities were announced. Online T-shirt giveaways were sponsored by American Apparel and other brands, and T-shirt lovers worldwide celebrated their own T-Shirt Day parties. “T-shirt swapping” was a big thing, and many tee lovers set up clothes lines hung with T-shirts in Zwolle (Netherlands), Manchester (UK) and Barcelona (Spain). The clothes lines invited folks to “take one, leave one” – a very fun and interactive way to celebrate the tee.
June 21st – International T-Shirt Day – has become an institution for everyone to express and celebrate some T-shirt love. Several brands and companies joined the fun, and our friends from Cafepress held their own celebrations as well. In addition to an increasing online hype surrounding T-Shirt Day, tee fans took to the streets of New York and Thessaloniki and to celebrate T-Day in style.
2009 – Spreading the T-Shirt
Only in its second year, but spreading the good vibes to every corner of the world already! The word is out that T-Day is a lot of fun, and people in Oslo, Kiev, Prague and of course Berlin and Boston registered their own events to celebrate the almighty T. Runways were opened to the general public where everyone could take their favorite T-shirt for a catwalk.
2008 – T-Shirt Day Is Born
A new and special holiday is born – the day of the T-shirt. And since it’s more fun to celebrate good things internationally, Spreadshirt started a competition, a blog safari and other events in Boston (USA) and Berlin (Germany) to help T-shirt lovers celebrate their devotion to the tee.