Frequently Asked Questions

What is your exchange and return policy?

Your complete satisfaction is our aim, and if you are not absolutely thrilled with your purchase, let us know and we'll provide you with a full refund, minus the cost of shipping. For any questions or concerns about an order, please contact us anytime.

Does "American made" mean that all your clothing grown and sewn domestically, or is there some sneaky rhetorical loophole you're using here?

No shenanigans here! Our shirts are 100% American grown, sewn, designed and printed. The United States produces among the highest quality fabrics in the world and we're happy to support domestic artists, printers and manufacturers.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping for your first shirt is a flat rate of $5. Want free shipping? Well then order two or more shirts and you got it, pal!

I read that 10% of my purchase goes to a Kiva loan. What is Kiva and where is my contribution actually going?

Our partnership with Kiva provides microfinancing to small business owners. When we make a microloan to Kiva on your behalf, this investment makes a direct and immediate impact in the life of an entrepreneur looking to grow his or her business.

Keep in mind that our T-shirts are limited-run, so we cannot guarantee exact exchanges. You would do well to consult our sizing chart before making your purchase.

When will my T-shirt arrive?

Because we're making a shirt just for you, it usually takes about two weeks for your shirt to appear in your mailbox. But trust us, the day your Brave Tee arrives will be the happiest of your life, so the wait is well worth it!

Who designs your shirts?

We work with a hand-selected cadre of artists from coast to coast. To learn more about them, stop by our artists page.

Where and how is your apparel printed?

Brave Threads apparel is printed domestically using eco-friendly dyes and water-based inks. The colors stay strong and true for just as long as conventional, more environmentally hazardous printing and dying methods.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, Brave Threads ships to over 30 countries around the world, including but not limited to: Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the European Union. Our tees are everywhere you are!

Why do you rotate your designs periodically?

To keep things fresh, we pick a new theme for our designers just about every month. Check back early and often and you’re likely to be among the first to spot a brand new batch of limited-run designs by our artists. We only make one run of each unique design, so if you see a shirt you like you'd be wise to act quickly!

I'm interested in creating artwork for your T-shirts. Are you currently hiring artists?

We are always scanning the horizon line for artists who wish to join forces. Please visit our join page for the inside scoop.

My friend has been wearing an awesome Brave Threads tee. Where can I get the same one?

It sounds like your friend has a great sense of style! While it is possible you may be able to procure the same design, do keep in mind that all of our shirts are limited-run, so once a particular design has sold out, it is then retired and no longer on the touring circuit. The only way to guarantee you get first dibs on our new lines is to receive The Brave Bulletin, which you can sign up for below. As they may say in England, the early bird gets the crumpet.

Where are you located?

While we consider San Francisco our true home, we have operational arms and legs in New York and North Carolina as well, and work with artists in over six other states across the country. In other words, we're seriously nationwide!

I'm a retailer and I'm interested in selling Brave Threads. Who should I contact?

Any Brave Threads T-shirt featured on our site is available for purchase in wholesale quantities. For more information, please shoot a message to and a member of our team will be in touch so quickly it may make your head spin.

Hey, my question's not on this list. What's up with that?

We're here for you anytime. Please drop us a line and one of us will get right back to you. We look forward to connecting!