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Customer Reviews

Wow, the shirts look fantastic!! You never cease to amaze me...they look so much better than what I imagined. Just know, you have a loyal customer in The Girls Gone Green, thank you so much!!
Julie Watkins
The Girls Gone Green

I wanted to let you know the shirts came on time and are wonderful! I appreciate how hard you worked to get them to us on time, and your suggestions for design were perfect. I am sending my other programs your way for t shirts for their groups.
Leslie Byers
Women's and Gender Studies
Georgetown University

Thank you for the fantastic shirts! Working with Contempl8 has been such an easy process, from ordering to receiving the shirts, it has gone flawlessly. Myself, the staff and our tenants would like to thank you for the 300+ shirts you've printed. We can't wait to work with you again and will be recommending you to anyone interested I really appreciate everything.
Leigh Schneider
Ebenezer Tower Apartments

The shirts are great! We are really happy with the way they look and feel. Thank you so much for everything. I will definitely recommend your t-shirt company to others. We hope to order shirts from Contempl8 again! :)
Amanda Javaly
Good Shepherd Volunteers

Just wanted to say thanks for getting our shirts here on time! We love them! Thanks for doing what you do the way you do it!
Becca Griffin
(Servants in Faith and Technology)

The shirts are AWESOME! They are just perfect: no surprises. I was having a panic attack opening the box (as I always do with these things) but everything was perfect! All of your double checking and proofing really paid off. The shirts are also great quality! Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the future
Elena Tuttle
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission

Hi Chris, I wanted to let you know how great the shirts turned out and how great they looked on everyone. The birthday boy was surprised so all was good. Thanks again for your great product and service, really appreciate all that.
Mary Jo Scanlan

We needed 200 tote bags screened on both sides. CONTEMPL8 came through on time for our event. We will definitely use this service again and spread the word of their excellent work and customer service.
Laurie Paulsen
Intelligent Nutrients

Working with CONTEMPL8 printing has been flawless!!!!!! Since my first contact with CONTEMPL8 t-shirts, Chris has been very professional, listened to what I wanted in a design and provided excellent customer oriented feedback. The shirts turned about much better than I had hoped for and it is so nice to find a printing company that is concerned with the environment and ethics. I will use CONTEMPL8 again and I have already recommended CONTEMPL8 to others.
Christopher A Boles

I would like to let you know that our shirts arrived safely. They look fantastic! Thank you so much for making the beautifully printed our very first original T-shirts. We are thinking to order, with the same design, our next batch hopefully soon.
Kozue Watanabe
Choices for Tomorrow

We need to order more shirts. We've gotten lots of compliments on how well the shirts we ordered last year have held up- The ink hasn't cracked or faded at all! Thanks for all the quality work :)
Chelsea K.
Momentum Photo

Hey Chris, just wanted to let you know the shirts got here today and they look awesome! Thanks so much for getting it done in such a short time. Everyone thinks they’re great.
Joseph C. Grano
Marketing Director
Ecological LLC

We at D5 Threads are new to the clothing game and Contempl8 helped get our
feet off the ground. Christopher was super responsive and gave us all the feedback we needed to have our ideas become reality. Our shirts were
printed very quickly and the finished product was heads above the standard printed shirt. We also were drawn to Contempl8's ethic of only using water based inks. We look forward to doing business again and would recommend Contempl8 to anyone looking for a good screen printer! Thanks!

Jenny Mulvey Scherer and Troy Scherer, Design 5, LLC

Our ECS shirts just arrived today! Early! Love love love the feel of the organic cotton and the design turned out just as we imagined! Everything about this is so aligned with our Maryland Green School status! Thanks for everything you did for us every step along the way. The shirts are GREAT!
Vicki Dabrowka
Eagle Cove School, MD

Unbelievable service!!  Placed an order... agreed on style and size... CONTEMPL8 cranked them out that afternoon and had them at Fed Ex by 10:00pm that night!! Wow...impressive!!THEY GET ALL MY BUSINESS!
chriss@ RMS Dev Co..Bethesda MD

The shirts are fantastic! Just what I pictured, and a good deal for my wallet and my eco-ethics! Great job and I look forward to doing more business with you in the future!
Gerrie of The S&S Takeout in Fort Pierce, FL


CONTEMPL8 T-SHIRTS, LLC (pronounced CONTEMPLATE T-SHIRTS) is located in Minneapolis, MN, USA. It was founded in 2001 by Christopher, a local guy who was born and raised in Minneapolis. We use only eco-friendly water-based inks, and that is all we have ever used. We are affordable and sustainable. Please go green and do a little to help save the planet by supporting independent socially responsible businesses that are earth friendly.
Find out more about our eco friendly ways.

Social and Environmental Mission Statement
CONTEMPL8 T-SHIRTS, LLC strives to be the greenest, most ecological (aka eco-friendly) t-shirt printer anywhere. We do our best to always consider the environment with everything we do. From materials sourcing to our own printing practices and our facility, we do our best to reduce our carbon foot print and reduce waste. Please see how we are eco-friendly to see some of the specific ways we do that. We also strive to balance our environmental approach with a socially responsible approach. Our aim is to use as many materials as we can that are made in the USA and/or by workers who are treated fairly (aka fair trade / sweatshop free / or union made).

Why I Make T-shirts
Simply put, wearing your point of view on your chest may be the easiest, most practical and legal way to express your opinions...

by Christopher, founder of CONTEMPL8 T-SHIRTS, LLC

I decided to start making t-shirts in 2001 to communicate ideas and attempt to help foment social change. The lack of access for average people to the transmitting side vs. the receiving side of mass communication (i.e. the mainstream media, be it television, radio, periodicals or billboards) got me thinking.

Most people can't afford to purchase airtime on commercial media. Sure you can do public access television or radio, but those you reach are very few in comparison to those you can reach via the mainstream media. You can write a letter to the editor of a newspaper, but the chance of it getting published is slim. The chance of it not getting edited is slimmer. Plus it must be short, making a complex argument almost impossible to present. Further, ongoing dialogue (the basis of Socrates' method for finding greater meaning and agreement) will likely not be possible since the chance of you getting published twice is even less likely than all of the other probabilities mentioned previously.

You can have a website like this, but in a sea of millions of other websites, it is hard to get many people to notice yours unless you promote it, which can cost a lot of money. Those who find out about it are often the choir of people who already agree with you.

You can also engage in illegal activities like pirate radio or billboard redesign in order to break through the barriers to conventional modes of mass communication, but there are obviously significant risks to these options that may catch up to you eventually. You could also walk around with a sign in your hands with your ideas on it, or hand out literature, but many people (even those sympathetic to particular ideas or causes) avoid people who do this.

Simply put, wearing your point of view on your chest may be the easiest, most practical and legal way to express your opinions to people outside of the choir.