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Clothing made and printed in the USA. Our 2011 t-shirt line features a design for each state in America--where do you call home?
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$25 pre-orders you a Press Bed State Tee of your choice. Your purchase ensures the production of these shirts and constitutes the start-up costs required for manufacturing. Please take the time to read below about our product.

About Us: The Press Bed is a small textile design studio located in Boston, MA. We believe in making quality shirts manufactured and printed in America. Our new line of tees is an expression of this central belief: a comfortable 100% cotton tee featuring a design for every state in the country.

The Shirt: We've been working hard on creating the perfect tee--our own private label garment. The shirt will be made of 100% cotton and sewn to our style specifications. They will be manufactured in California and shipped to Massachusetts where the shirts will be dyed and finished to have an ultra-soft vintage feel. Each shirt will be printed by hand, using water-based inks, and feature a hang tag describing the historical state elements found in each design. Putting this shirt into manufacturing requires a large upfront investment. Your pledge pre-orders you one of our shirts and simultaneously allows us the opportunity to put our shirts into production. 

The Design: Over the next few months, we will release the remaining 49 state designs. Each design is crafted with the state and its residents in mind. We are focusing on historical imagery and easily recognizable icons. The shirts are an expression of the places you call home, so we'll need your help! When you pledge, write us a note about what is important to your state and what images you'd like to see featured. We'll also take your interest in mind when releasing the designs--the more votes for your home state, the sooner it will be available for sale!

Thank you in advance for your participation in our project. We greatly appreciate your support of products made in America!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Receive one of the first custom Press Bed State tees, your choice of state. Printed with water based ink on 100% cotton. Your selection will help us to determine which state designs are released next!

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    Receive two custom Press Bed State tees, one for you and one for a friend. PLUS our signature "Appreciate the Imperfections" hand printed poster.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Receive two Press Bed State tees, one for you and one for a friend. PLUS we'll add a custom printed message of your choice, a truly one-of-a-kind tee. Great for gifts! PLUS our signature "Appreciate the Imperfections" hand printed poster.

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    Receive two Press Bed State tees, one for you and one for a friend. PLUS our designers will work with you to create a custom design featuring your home CITY or TOWN of choice. You'll choose the design elements, we'll make it pretty, and hand print it on one of our tees! PLUS our signature "Appreciate the Imperfections" hand-printed poster.

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    RETAILER PACKAGE
    Pre-order 24 State Tees! Retailer has the flexibility to split the order between three states of their choice and choose size breakdown based on their customers. In thanks for your advance order we are also offering free shipping and an employee discount [1/2 off wholesale price for up to an additional 4 shirts for your employees]!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Receive 4 Press Bed State tees for you and three friends. PLUS a private 2 hour silk-screening workshop (for four) with TPB owner Jay Hallstein, located at our studio just outside Boston. Prior to the workshop, we'll work with you in creating a custom design. You will personally print this design during the workshop and learn all the basics of screen printing. Good, old-fashioned pizza and soft drinks will be provided!!

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