It's been quite the year for everyone around the world in 2020, with many challenges faced both on personal and professional levels. Here at Australian Native T-Shirts, it's brought some changes. This blog post is an update on things that have happened in 2020.
- Early in 2020, when the pandemic was just beginning to take effect, Gooses T-Shirts, our longest trading supplier closed it's doors. As our online store worked in conjunction with the brand, it left us little choice but to remove the majority of products from that range, leaving us only with some licensed prints we were selling on our own garments. Gooses T-Shirts were the original products we created our store to sell in 2004-2005 and we are sorry to see them go.
- The pandemic effect hit our suppliers The Mountain T-Shirts quite hard, resulting in severe order processing delays for a period of time. The increasing gap in processing time between that special order range and our own fast processing Australian items, pushed us to make the decision to split the entire tie dye The Mountain T-Shirts range off to it's own online store - T-Shirtsauce Australia, where those products will remain available for sale, but with a lengthier processing time than in the past.
- In July 2020, we moved from our Brookvale location to a new warehouse space in Belrose, at the newly built Northstar Building. This has helped us to grow our own range of t-shirts featuring Australian designs, Ned Kelly, Wild Animal Prints and of course Aboriginal art designs.
- In August 2020, we signed with Bathurst Aboriginal artist Meleisa Cox, adding four contemporary designs to our range of Authentic Indigenous art t-shirts. These, in addition to the four designs produced by Cairns Aboriginal Artist Shannon Shaw, are our first steps in producing our own range of Aboriginal art t-shirts, with the Gooses T-Shirts range no longer being available. Having a little more say in the production of these products, we're excited to offer this art on a range of colours and product types, as well as larger sizes than we'd been able to in the past!
- As of October 2020, we have added size categories to many of our products, to make it easier to recognise whether a garment is a regular fit (similar to Gooses and other Australian brands) or generous fit (which run 1 size larger than classic Australian sizes). We are also slowly adding more colour options to our own t-shirt & singlet designs to improve on our range.
That's a wrap up of some of the changes that have taken place with Australian Native T-Shirts. We are doing our best to continue to offer a lovely range of Australian themed gifts and clothing and appreciate you visiting our online store!