What does your favorite t-shirt say?
This t-shirt says Lancaster County. The design features two symbols of Lancaster County: the Red Rose and a Conestoga wagon.
This t-shirt is an attention getter.
It helps introverts. Just imagine a college student away from home. If you are a college student this will be easy. If you are not a college student then imagine a close relative who is: child, grandchild, niece, or nephew wearing this t-shirt and another student asks what it says and what does the graphic mean.
“Why is there a red rose on your t-shirt" they will ask.
"The Red Rose is a symbol of where I am from, Lancaster County. The county was named after the city of Lancaster in England," you will explain.
You could also point out that the Red Rose was associated with the House of Lancaster, a branch of the royal family of England. In the 1400s, the House of Lancaster and the House of York, using the White Rose as a symbol, fought a civil war called the War of the Roses. A rivalry that continues even in the New World.
"What is with the covered wagon?", they might ask.
"That is a Conestoga wagon. In early America, those wagons helped the Pioneers settle the wilderness from the Appalachians to the Mississippi," you will answer.
In addition, you could talk about how people from Lancaster and southeastern PA can tell if you're from around here by how you pronounce 'Lancaster'. If you pronounce it 'Lang-kister', you're from around here. If you pronounce it 'Lan-kaster', like the actor Burt Lancaster, then you're not from around here.
You make a connection that would have otherwise just slipped away.
Even if you have t-shirts with the power to get attention, we can help add to your collection. If you don’t, we would love to help you start your collection. You could also help your family and friends harness this power by using our volume discounts.
Your typical 100% cotton t-shirt (except for heather colors, which contain 10% polyester). Pre-shrunk to make sure your size is maintained throughout several washes, and a classic fit.
• T-shirt blank is a Bella+ Canvas sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping