Serious Shirts For Serious Change!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

New to Claim It Tees?

A TeeCLAIMER is someone wearing a Claim It Tee. 

The TeeCLAIMER TeeCLAIMs by choosing a personal truth about themselves, or something outside of themselves that they want to support. They then "stamp" that CLAIM across their chest via the Claim It Tee. 

Most TeeCLAIMERS then choose to share the meaning or story behind the CLAIM as well. 

Claim It Tees are the only WEAR & SHARE product that allows the wearer to share the meaning or connection behind what is expressed on the product. Claim It Tees are designed to communicate serious topics with respect and with an intention of helping others to understand that they aren't alone in a particular topic. 

For instance, I could TeeCLAIM DEPRESSED #Iam. In doing so, I'm stating that I CLAIM and embrace this aspect of myself and my life. 

"Depression is nothing to hide! It's time to talk about mental health struggles in the open. It's time to destigmatize! To have depression is to be a mammal!" - Jolinda Kohl 

This quote could serve as the Story-behind-the-CLAIM that I would update my TeeCLAIMER profile with. 

Be empowered. Be seen. Be understood. 

Make a difference to yourself & someone else...TeeCLAIM.




The MISSION of Claim It Tees is to foster Connection, Communication, Compassion (the 3C's) and self acceptance, as healing antidotes for the human condition, through WEAR & SHARE shirts. 

We envision a world where people know and care about who others are, where they've been, and what they're going through. 

A kinder, more compassionate, world without stigmas; where differences are celebrated and respected.

Claim It Tees are a communication platform with a serious mission and we're tackling that mission in a bold, serious way. 

To eliminate stigmas, foster compassion and encourage radical love of the self and others, Tee Claimers often "stamp" sensitive and revealing statements across their chests. 

They are making a, potentially, very private statement very public. 

Tee Claimers are using this public platform to let others know they aren't alone. They're being willing to engage in, potentially, tough conversations on subjects that others avoid, hide, feel bad about or don't understand in an attempt to educate and put a face with whatever it is. 

They're letting others know that no one is perfect: We all have our struggles, issues, quarks, phobias, loves, experiences and things we don't like about ourselves. It's about time they were all celebrated instead of shied away from. 

We know that communication can create transformation. 

So, to sum it up... Serious Shirts for Serious Change!  

CLAIM(S)

A CLAIM is a statement about one's self that the person has decided that they are embracing about themselves. The CLAIM can be one word or a short statement. It can be a diagnosis or profession. It can be a feeling or anything else someone wants to CLAIM about themselves. 

The CLAIM is "stamped" on the front of a Claim It Tee as a way to Tee Claim the wearer's "stamp of approval" of themselves. 

CLAIMs come printed on a Claim It Tee two ways: 

As a Pre-CLAIM or a CUSTOM CLAIM.


Pre-CLAIM(s) 

Pre-CLAIMs are simply Claim It Tees that are available for purchase with CLAIMs already "stamped" on the front. Pre-CLAIMs are found in the Claim It Tee e-commerce store under categories like "CLAIM MY FEAR" and "CLAIM MY LOVE". 


CUSTOM CLAIM(s)

A CUSTOM CLAIM is a CLAIM that someone comes up with that isn't currently available as a Pre-CLAIM.

For instance, BELIEVE #Ido is available for sale as a Pre-CLAIM under the CLAIM MY EXCLAIM category. However, MIGRAINES #Ihave is nowhere to be found in the store yet. So, someone that wants to Tee CLAIM that they have migraines can go here to the "CUSTOM CLAIM" area & make it.

 

*Note: Claim It Tees reserves the right to make any CUSTOM CLAIM into a Pre-CLAIM.  

A Claim It Tee is like a "thought bubble" of acceptance, but instead of the statement being in an imaginary bubble above someone's head, it's "stamped" across the front of their t-shirt.



A Tee Claimer can foster Connection.... 

Visually

Through a, now known, commonality

Verbally, when people strike up conversations about a Tee Claim

How do you foster connection through your Claim It Tees? We'd love to know!



A Tee Claimer can foster Communication..... 

Visually

Verbally

A knowing nod or wink

Sparking conversations that include the Tee Claimer or not

How do you foster communication through your Claim It Tees? We'd love to know!



A Tee Claimer can foster Compassion....

Visually

Verbally

Through a, now known, commonality

By sparking acts of kindness towards the wearer

When they share the story behind their CLAIM 

How do you foster compassion through your Claim It Tees? We'd love to know!



Great question!

This is an important topic to us, that is ever evolving. 

Navigating the line between fostering public radical self acceptance, while staying in alignment with specific brand values is something we take very seriously and requires a collective effort of people from all walks of life.

 With a mission that involves de-stigmatizing, radical acceptance of the self and others and fostering communication, even when it's uncomfortable, it can be tricky to know when to put the breaks on the acceptance of certain things and when not to.

With that said, we will decline printing communication that is connected with pedophilia, bestiality, violating the rights of others and hate speech.

Since what may be hate speech to one is not to another, Claim It Tees is growing a public collective of volunteers we call COMPASSIONEERS

Our COMPASSIONEERS can help us to ensure we're fostering respectful & compassionate communication across all subjects & cultures, while keeping in alignment with our brand values.

Please don't hesitate to email or send us a chat to verify a potential CLAIM. You can also purchase a CUSTOM CLAIM shirt and we will contact you if it needs to be modified. 



Claim It Tees reserves the right to deny any CUSTOM CLAIM for any reason. We are also not obligated to disclose the reason a CUSTOM CLAIM is denied. 

(See CUSTOM CLAIMs in FAQ for more details on denied CLAIMs)




We understand that, as an advocate or influencer, you have the challenging duty of engaging and actioning your supporters towards a joint cause, while simultaneously educating the public & growing your base. Add in budget constraints and you might be pulling out your hair right about now too. 


TeeCLAIMER campaigns, using Claim It Tees, are an innovative & succinct way to accomplish the above, without pulling out your hair or busting your budget, while clearly and impactfully communicating the value of your initiatives. 


The easily recognizable TeeCLAIMING uniform aligns your platform and the TeeCLAIMER with the values of self-love, acceptance, connection, compassion and destigmatization. Onlookers immediately know there's more being communicated than meets the eye. There's a story behind that CLAIM. There's a person behind it! There's a cause behind it! 


Example: An Autism advocate could deploy a TeeCLAIMER campaign to promote public acceptance & education by calling on community members, that are actually on the spectrum, to "stamp" their personal CLAIM of approval across their chest. In doing so the TeeCLAIMER is speaking, supporting & educating without uttering a word. 


If you're asking how then please contact us. It will be our pleasure to discuss your goals and TeeCLAIMiNG in more detail.

Try chatting with us or send an email to connect@claimittees.com.



Does your nonprofit promote inclusivity, with goals like growing connection, communication and compassion in the world?


Is you mission progressive? Does it involve human or animal rights, the environment, education, equality, improving the human condition? 


If so, collaborating with Claim It Tees could be just what you need to retain & engage donors, attract volunteers, create brand awareness and successfully fundraise while outsourcing the heavy lifting.

It’s like Wonder-twin powers active!


If you’re already using t-shirts for marketing, brand awareness and donor gifts, then you know they can be effective tools of the trade. However, that’s only if you have the time and budget to create the just-right-shirt that people actually want to wear and doesn't get "lost in the noise". 


Even if you have the “perfect” shirt, it won’t tell the donor’s story. It won’t tell others why your donors are passionate about you and your cause. It won’t share their personal pain. It won’t automatically be built on a recognizable platform that automatically aligns your platform with the values of self-love, acceptance, inclusivity, connection, compassion and destigmatization. 


Claim It Tees are Serious Shirts for Serious Change. Whatever good your nonprofit is doing in the world we're confident that TeeCLAIMING can be an innovative, affordable and effective collaborator.


Contact us, via chat or email, to talk about the best way for your donors, staff and fans to TeeCLAIM for you and them. 


connect@claimittees.com




Utility

Usually, it takes 3–7 days to fulfill an order, after which it’s shipped out. The shipping time depends on your location, but can be estimated as follows:

  • ●  USA: 3–4 business days

  • ●  Europe: 6–8 business days

  • ●  Australia: 2–14 business days

  • ●  Japan: 4–8 business days

  • ●  International: 10–20 business days

  • COVID: Our fulfillment times may be longer than usual and may continue to increase until things get back to normal. We're seeing delays in our supply chain, including distributors and shipping carriers as the entire industry is grappling with challenges. 

We work with an on-demand order fulfillment company with facilities worldwide!


Before getting in touch with us, please help us out by doing the following:

  • ●  Check your shipping confirmation email for any mistakes in the delivery address

  • ●  Ask your local post office if they have your package

  • ●  Stop by your neighbors in case the courier left the package with them

    If the shipping address was correct, and the package wasn't left at the post office or at your neighbor’s, get in touch with us at connect@claimittees.com with your order number.


You’ll receive a tracking link via email when your order ships out. If you have any questions about your tracking or shipment, drop us a line at connect@claimittees.com.

We really appreciate your business and understand that items may need to be returned. However, at this time our return policy is minimal. As we grow, and our ability to be more flexible grows, we will be able to be more accommodating. 

We ask that you bear with us and understand that, despite wanting to dominate the world like (not like) Walmart, we can't just yet. With your support and understanding we'll definitely get there! 


For now:


Refunds are only offered to customers that receive the wrong items or damaged items. 

If either of these apply, please contact us at connect@claimittees.com with photos of wrong/damaged items and we’ll sort that out for you.


Thank you for helping us to grow this platform and get the #TeeClaimer movement out there!! #StigmasBeDamned!

At this time, we don't offer exchanges.

We really appreciate your business and understand that items may need to be exchanged. However, at this time our return policy is minimal & exchanges aren't possible. 

As we grow, and our ability to be more flexible grows, we will be able to be more accommodating. 

We ask that you bear with us and understand that, despite wanting to dominate the world like (not like) Walmart, we can't just yet. With your support and understanding we'll definitely get there!

♡♡♡ 

If you’re unsure which size would fit better, check out our sizing charts—we have one for every item listed in our store, in the product description section. Though rare, it's possible that an item you ordered was mislabelled. 

If that’s the case, please let us know at connect@claimittees.com within a week after receiving your order. Include your order number and photos of the mislabeled item, and we’ll take it from there.

Thank you for helping us to grow this platform and get the #TeeClaimer movement out there!! #StigmasBeDamned!


 

We work with a print-on-demand drop shipper. They have locations worldwide, so depending on where you are, your orders are printed and shipped from the facility that can do it most efficiently!


Right now we offer one T-shirt type:

Unisex Softstyle T-Shirt 


Fabric: Preshrunk 100% ring spun cotton jersey knit (blended cotton, Polyester in antique and heather colors)
Weight: 4.5 oz. 
Size: S-2XL 

Features:

  • Seamless double needle 3/4" collar
  • Tapered neck and shoulders; Rolled forward shoulders for better fit
  • Double needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease


Real Talk: Bootstrapped #WeAre

However, we're also a Socially Responsible Organization with the intention to exceed some pretty audacious goals in a short period of time.

One such goal is to offer reasonably priced products that are sustainable and ethically sourced.