Hello, everybody! Like every Tuesday, here we are again featuring an awesome new company specialising in branded customised T-shirts! This time around we’re sharing a brand that reflects positivity, timeless style and authenticity.
S and T Tees was founded by Shay and LaToya, two women that even though had no experience in the t-shirt industry, decided to open a business to fulfil their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. Their mission is to empower women with fun, classic and trendy designs – and may I add, they do it quite fiercely.
A brand designed by women for women. I hope you enjoy our newest #TshirtTuesday!
Interviewing Shay, co-founder of S and T Tees
Tell us about you, what’s your name? Where are you from? What do you do?
My name is Shay Barnes and I live in Greensboro North Carolina by way of Philadelphia. Currently, I am a Project Manager for a cosmetics brand. I moved to North Carolina in 2001 to attend North Carolina A&T State University. This is where I met my business partner LaToya Matthews. When we met it was an instant connection. We both had dreams and aspirations of being entrepreneurs and spent countless hours brainstorming ideas. LaToya moved to Atlanta in 2008 and we both got sidetracked by everyday life. Recently, we got together and formed S and T Tees which has become our “baby”.
What about your brand? What’s its name? What makes it unique?
The name of our company is S and T Tees. S & T Tees is an independent brand that offers quality T-shirts at affordable prices. Our exclusive designs will only be seen on our website and are released in limited quantity. Our goal is to create innovative T-shirts that reflect positivity, timeless style and authenticity. Our T-shirts are made for people who create trends and not those who follow them.
If it were a person, what would he/she be like?
Quite simply a “Queen”. Someone who eludes strength, power, beauty and determination in a way that’s fashionable and classic. As portrayed in our signature “Queen” collection.
Simplicity is key, describe your brand in three words:
Trendy, Affordable, Timeless
For how long have you been selling t-shirts? Any remarkable story you learnt on the way? Any advice for beginners?
We began this journey in October 2015 with a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. So we are fairly new to the T-shirt business. Early on we came in with high expectations mainly because we were truly passionate about our designs. We learnt quickly that the T-shirt business is very competitive and in order to succeed, perseverance is key. Our advice for beginners would be to not give up on your dreams. Be patient and work hard and you can do anything you put your mind to.
Key question, why should people be interested in your brand?
Our brand contains fun, classic and trendy designs that make people feel good. When we set out to create this brand we wanted to make sure we captured all that encompasses a strong sophisticated woman. Our designs empower woman by giving them the opportunity to showcase what’s important to them and to show off their individuality through personal styling. Our products give women the confidence they need to go out and take over the world.
Are you on Social Media? Where can we find you?
Yes you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Brilliant! Nice talking to you! Before you go, let’s shoot some quick questions!
- Dogs or cats: Cats they clean themselves and potty in a litter box
- Apple or PC: PC for sure
- Football or basketball: Basketball
- Coffee or tea: I’m a complete coffee junky
- Beach or forest: The beach of course I hate bugs and dirt!
- A colour: Pink, it’s the new black
- A place: Milan, Italy. I loved it so much I named my daughter Milan
- A quote: “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you finish it”
S and T Tees – Featured Garments
Wife Life T-shirt
Carry on T-shirt Black
God Slayed me T-shirt
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