I have a friend who manufactures quality clothing, and we were recently talking about how “fast fashion” has taken over the retail industry and how people are constantly looking to get the best bang for their buck by buying cheap clothing. Those clothes never last, sometimes not even past one washing machine cycle without some unravelling, so people are really “getting what they paid for.” I will admit that I’ve been guilty of this myself, shopping the clearance racks of stores and looking for the best prices but not really getting the best clothes in return. As I get older, I’m beginning to see that quality over quantity is really what matters, and then I can keep stuff in my closet that will really withstand the test of time.
And this is where Farm Fresh Clothing Co. comes in. If you take a look at their website, you will see they offer a lot of classic styles that are simple but fashionable rather than simply trendy. The clothes are all made by hand in the USA and they made with 100% organic materials and printed with water-based inks that are friendly for the environment.
If you’re a business owner looking to get custom shirts made, Farm Fresh can help you with that as well. Check out their custom shop which requires a minimum order of 150 shirts but only 75 for reorder. As someone who owns her own company, I am considering ordering from Farm Fresh so I can feel good about where my products come from and offer my clients a good quality shirt that they will want to wear all the time. Even Full Sail Brewing in Hood River utilizes them for their gear.
The Fine V-Neck has a slightly vintage look to it but unlike many of the shirts you’ll find in your typical retail store, it’s well made. I like that it feels like a shirt you’ve worn forever, but it doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall apart on you either. The size small was a good choice for me, as it runs a bit on the larger side as far as tee-shirts go. The neckline is a bit on the low side and if you are wearing something under it, it will show through a bit, so it looks great layered over another shirt. Unlike many ladies shirts, it’s long enough to cover a long torso, which is a problem I have with many other shirts. It’s modest but classic and it will go with virtually anything in my closet.
The Fine Scoop will be my classic go-to basic white shirt from now until eternity. As mentioned, this one came to me in a medium, but I’m glad it did because it fits differently that the V-Neck does. It’s not too tight, and I probably could have worn a small just fine, but this one is more fitted. It hangs well and is the softest tee-shirt in my drawer now. It’s not flimsy like so many other tee-shirts are and it looks great with everything. I just hope I can keep it white with two young buys at home!!
Matt: I think every closet needs some versatile staples and plain, single-colored tops are right at the top of that list. Tops that you can wear as a layer under a sweater, or casually wear out and about on the town, or even to just lounge around the house in. I agree wholeheartedly with Nikki on the fact that people are buying cheap clothing because there isn’t that sticker shock up front, yet are then needing to purchase that same item over and oever again due to poor quality – or or just choosing to donate it to Goodwill cause it goes unworn. Heck, I fall victim to this from time to time. These shirts from Farm Fresh really seem to have it down – a combination of very solid construction, eco-friendly materials, and not being out of control expensive.
Even brand new, these tops feel like your favorite shirts that you’ve lived in and can’t get enough of. I would also agree that if you are looking for a tighter fit, you may want to size down. I don’t prefer slim fits in my tee-shirts, so just a tiny bit looser fit is welcome. I can’t wait until the weather warms up and I can get full usage for my tank top (especially doing yardwork in Oregon and also on the beach in Maui.
All of the shirts had very small tags in the back that are virtually unnoticeable. We hate itchy tags, so this is always a plus. Not all tee-shirts last a long time, but we feel like these will, and classic plain shirts are very versatile. The fact that they are made in the US and eco-friendly is just icing on the cake.
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Specs (from website):
- Made from 100% organic ringspun cotton
- Sewn and printed in the state of California
- Printed by hand with eco-friendly water-based Inks
More about Farm Fresh Clothing Co:
We built Farm Fresh in the redwoods of Northern California, a place that’s rooted in not just doing things the right way, but doing things your own way. Our commute is on skateboards and bikes. Our picnic table out front that we built from scratch gets a lot of use whether it’s afternoon barbecues, Taco Thursdays (that’s right, Thursdays), or enjoying some homegrown veggies from our gardens. We’re committed to our community and to the Earth itself. We use 100% organic cotton and produce our garments right here in California, printing exclusively with eco-friendly, water-based inks. We serve the planet and our economy first, our bottom line second.
Farm Fresh is first and foremost a family. We’re rock and rollers, artists, writers & painters. We’re city kids and country folk who come together to make dynamite gear and create killer designs for people and brands we believe in. We are Farm Fresh.
Thank you to Farm Fresh Clothing Co. for providing us with a sample pack. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.