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Books for t-shirt lovers

By 17th December 2006April 11th, 2017No Comments
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
What do you get a friend who is a t-shirt lover for Christmas other than a t-shirt, because if they have one more trendy, screen printed, slogan tee in their wardrobe, it will explode? Well, a book may be a good way to go and The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli may be a good start. A four and half star Amazon rated book, telling you how that humble tee on you back started life in a cotton farm in Texas and all the economic and political hurdles that occur before you buy it. However, whilst the book may be more interesting than listening to your granny’s stories about how Christmas during the war was so different from these new fangled modern Christmases, it isn’t the most ‘wow-thanks-mate!’ gift for your t-shirt crazy pal.
100% Cotton: T-Shirt Graphics

100% Cotton: T-Shirt Graphics by Helen Walters may be more exciting for the design junkie and the author has followed up with two more books over the years, 200% Cotton and 300% Cotton (anyone guess what she might call the fourth?). Packed full of trendy designs and some t-shirt history it might be ideal.

Of course, I could just go to Threadless and buy my friend yet another trendy screen printed tee?