Ok, so that title is rather dramatic for a post that will focus on funny t-shirts, but bear with me.
I have a number of t-shirts with cute or witty or funny or geeky designs on them. Not as many as my husband, or many other people in my circles, but quite a few. Whether there should be so many in my wardrobe is a subject for a different post; for today, we are taking their continued existence in my life as a given.
I really like redbubble as a source for such shirts. They fit in with our ethical fashion journey in two ways - the American Apparel shirts (and hoodies, although I've yet to buy any of those) that they use are sweatshop free, and they support small designers. In fact, I know three or four people who have designs on the site, whether for T-shirts or other things, and my husband owns t-shirts with designs that were made by friends of ours.
I went to browse through some designs the other day and noticed that since the last time I was there, they've introduced some organic shirt options! Yay!
Except... the organic ones are only available in four colours: black, white, natural, and a weird light purply-grey colour they call 'cinder'.
Now I'm torn. Knowing the organic shirts are available, can I justify buying the non-organic ones just because I want a particular design in a different colour? Or is the fact I already viewed them as an "ok" source for clothes enough to allow me to keep buying any shirts from them, in the colour I want, only going organic when it is a design that works on one of those backgrounds really well?