We're happy to announce that the new collection of Chapman at Sea tees are here at last. We've been waiting a long time to make these available and they're finally here. The plan was to have them ready by fall 2016 so they're almost a year late (whoops!) but the fact that they're made exactly the way we've always wanted makes it worth it.
Our first batch of tees was done in a pretty standard way. Tasha designed them and we had a local shop print them up - easy, and pretty much the same as every other tee out there. Since our focus has always been on handmade items this method of production didn't feel quite right for us. So this time around we went way more hands on with it.
Each tee from the new collection is block printed by hand right in our own sunny Florida studio. Tasha hand carved the printing blocks with our "wave wish" design. (May the waves be good where you are) To make the tee, the ink is painted onto the block by hand and stamped onto the fabric, so the texture and ombre fading of the inks is unique on each shirt.
This block printing process gives an extra level of texture to the design that we really love. Check them out for yourself in the tee shop and let us know what you think!