Mine is Yours Apparel is fueled by authenticity. All designs have originated as paintings by NY based fine artist, Megan Dorien, who realized that the culture of art and apparel go hand in hand. Creating an art inspired apparel line was a natural next step for the artist. These shirts are more than just t-shirts, they are pieces of art, right down to the print process itself. They use only water based inks because it produces incredibly soft, smooth, breathable images. These shirts feel as incredible as they look.
This process is also more eco-friendly which is very impressive. Because water is the main solvent in the inks, manufacturing and disposing are both much less harmful to the environment than other methods of printing. It avoids all of the harmful PVC’s and phylates.
Unlike the “industry standard” plastisol inks, water based inks are so soft that they can’t be felt on the fabric. Plastisols are PVC plastics that sit on top of the shirt feel stiff and heavy. The water based inks soak into the fabric and re-dye the strands, thus becoming part of the fabric. It creates the “vintage feel” that many people find superior. You won’t find any cracking or peeling because it has become part of the shirt fabric.
For these people collecting these shirts is like collecting art, because that’s what it is. When you put on an original Mine is Yours Apparel shirt, you transcend into a walking art gallery. Here are a few of their tees to lure you a little more if the above eco-friendly review was not enough.
1. Construction Man
2. Power Animal
3. Like Crazy
4. Wake Up