Things have always been done a little differently here at Matrushka. It all started with the idea of making everything ourselves. That includes silk screening and hand making all of our t-shirts. In fact I recently calculated that I personally have made over 7,000 shirts since we opened over ten years ago. It makes me tired thinking about it!
With that being said, I still REALLY enjoy making t-shirts in the store while customers browse and try on dresses. It brings a smile to my face. Making the silk screens is something that is very enjoyable for me. 🙂
The silk screens are usually of an animal, such as a Flying Squirrel or a creature such as an Octopus. It is my opinion also people should have a sense of humor about our t-shirts are meant to bring a smile to your face, yet still reflect a love of nature.
I would love to use serious messages about the environment or other injustices around the world, but sadly that usually does not go over well.
So, I choose to take the humor approach.