It Takes A Village To Make A T-Shirt
It takes a village to make a T-shirt. That’s what I’m saying and believe me, you are not alone in this. Every time we turn on the T.V or radio and see some T-Shirt we see a village made up of people who all agree that it takes a village to make a T-Shirt. It takes a Village indeed! How can something so seemingly simple be so subjective?
I believe the reason T-Shirts have become such a rage is because we live in times when individuality is losing its meaning, when people want things that make them different from everyone else, when people want to show their uniqueness, when people want to stand out from the crowd. It’s about time! Too many times have we been conditioned to believe that success means sameness, that success means working in a box, with an audience and doing the same thing every day. It is important to remember though, that this is not true, that there is nothing to be gained by blending in, there is only growth and expansion.
When a T-Shirt was first invented it was to serve as a basic piece of clothing to keep warm and dry. It also protected the wearer from wind, rain or any other weather condition. In this way it began the transformation of the humble T-Shirt into a fashion statement, into a symbol of self expression, and eventually into a mass-produced object used as the face of identity. But it didn’t stop there, as times have changed and T-Shirts have been commercialized to almost an endless extent, they’ve been invaded by the corporate world and merchandisers have exploited T-Shirts for their own profit.