We seek out local artist talents to create awesome shirts … and help children in need.
Learn what makes us different and where we came from.
What makes us different?
LocalWear partners with top local artists to create locally inspired shirt designs. Artists receive upfront payments and control the creative process.
Only Premium Shirts
Lots of companies can print designs on products. We focus on premium quality shirts made from combed, ringspun cotton for soft, wearable shirts. You won’t find phone cases, curtains or cheap shirts here.
Where We Came From
LocalWear began as a family discussion among siblings around a holiday dinner table.
Our family has long had a few places where we love to visit. Some are places where one of us has lived … Others are places we visited as kids in the summer. And we all have a collection of different local tee shirts from places that have been important in our lives.
At the same time, my siblings and I enjoy debating different business ideas. I have been drawn to concepts that can start small and grow by connecting people to meet a need. We were also interested in the question of whether an ecosystem could be created that could scale and provide an increasingly large social impact?
And so LocalWear was born.
We’re starting by launching in a single city, Richmond, VA. We work with local Richmond artists to create designs that reflect the local community.
Artists receive upfront payments for their shirt designs. 30% of profit then supports our mission of helping children in need. We also use sales revenue to launch in new cities and for advertising to help potential customers find us.
We hope to build a good deal for all involved.
If you’d like to get involved as a designer, let us know!