Every now and then there’s a problem with a shirt. The weaving has an imperfection, the sewing is a little off, your shirt gets a stain or you get caught on something that causes a tear or hole. We don't want that to stop the shirt from having a long, long life as a garment.
Here are some options:
We encourage you to patch your shirt. If you enjoy mending, or want to give it a try, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a matching or non-matching patch that you can use. Or you may use a fabric that you already have. There’s invisible mending and visible mending. Visible mending is becoming more and more popular. Instead of a hole or a stain devaluing the garment, visible mending will be part of that shirt’s story. By fixing a garment you pour more love into it, and hopefully it will be even more valuable to you. There is a lot of inspiration online for mending techniques, especially the Japanese boro technique.
Find a local tailor and have them do it. Many dry cleaners also offer repair, and most are incredibly talented. Just ask a neighbor or friend for recommendations. They will do invisible mending, unless you ask for visible mending.
Send the garment back to us (or bring it to Scan Fair/Midsummer) and we will patch it and send it back to you. If a patched shirt isn’t your style, you will get a credit towards a new shirt if you send us the one that has an issue. We will sell your patched shirt to someone who loves a one-of-a-kind shirt. Send me an email and we'll figure out the details! email@example.com