Well hello friends and I hope you’re all doing well this sunny Monday morning!
Today we’re doing something a bit different than usual. And we’re saying hi to The Fiancé® (still weird to say) in his modelling debut, haha! Who’s up for some awesome feminist style with t-shirts from The Spark Company then?
On the back of our little impromptu engagement photos a few weeks back, people on Insta loved Joe’s shirt. And I really don’t blame them — it’s a bloody awesome shirt, too! Amusingly he wore it to give himself some amp for popping the question.
Now, before we get into this — the word ‘feminist’ is not a bad word to me. I strive for intersectional and equality in my feminism, and I’m lucky to be with someone that agrees completely. Because we’re right, of course, haha! So if you have a particular aversion to feminism and the word feminist, this may not be the right blog for you, friendo.
These shirts are from The Spark Company, a great little apparel/pin/gifts place my sister in law Emily found. She bought herself the same t-shirt I’m wearing above early in lockdown. And luckily for us, offered to buy both me and Joe some shirts from there too!
My shirt — “If You’re Not Angry You’re Not Paying Attention” — was perfect for the occasion, frankly. It’s been the shirt I wear about every time another injustice is made clear through the news. I’m generally angry about the state of the world at the moment, so it suits me perfectly.
Joe’s shirt is clearly superior though, to be honest with you. Woman Up? Fuck yeah. Although I had a few shirts I wanted (The I Am Fucking Radiant design is great), he desperately only wanted this one. And who can blame him, to be fair? We use the phrase ‘woman up’ quite often when we need to get shit done, thanks to being from households with incredibly strong mothers. So it’s kinda adorable he wore the phrase for proposing. Also a double-meaning, since he literally woman’d up!
The quality of these feminist t-shirts are incredible, too! Super soft, washes well, and the print is great quality — we’ve yet to see any fading or cracking in the three months we’ve had them.
In sizes XS-2XL, roughly a UK women’s 6-24, they’re fairly inclusive. There definitely could be work in that department, but for a small company that’s not a bad start. I’m wearing the XL, and Joe’s wearing the L — and I can fit into both perfectly. I’d suggest going for your usual size for a good fit, down for a tight fit and up for a loose one.
Oh — And there’s the little fact that The Spark Online are ethically made. And support feminist and LGBTQ+ charities. And are generally fucking awesome.
I’m also really excited that we got to take a photo with this amazing mural that was painted in my area. It came up in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent BLM protests in London. My area’s pretty awesome (as you can see from these photos) as it’s nestled in a warehouse-living community.
So what do you think about this feminist style with these awesome shirts?
Let me know in the comments — especially let me know how Joe did at modelling, haha!