*Fourth Wave has ranked in the top 1% of all shops on Etsy since 2017!*
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Back in 2013, when Noelle started Fourth Wave Apparel, the only feminist tees on the market were stiff, beefy t-shirts with the words “Feminist as Fuck.” Clearly, there was a need for something more comfortable and also more inspiring.
Her original designs were all based on vintage posters, pins, and vignettes from women’s rights movements of the past--the legacy of women who insisted on their right to vote, own property, access education, ride a bicycle, wear pants, etc. These designs paid homage to badass, courageous women who refused to know their place.
Today, Fourth Wave has expanded by hiring more amazing women with a variety of skills in everything from marketing and web design to communications. As we've grown, we've also broadened our selection of designs to include political graphics, inspiring quotes, climate change activism, and quotes from today’s feminists and activists.
Women (including us!) are wearing Fourth Wave’s feminist t-shirts in all 50 states, 24 countries, and counting. Each of our designs aim to empower women by encouraging them to embrace a broad definition of feminism, feel great in their own skin, and raise their voices to effect positive change. We aim to inspire today's generation of women to speak up, stand up, and shine. Each shirt reminds the wearer of their own inherent courage and strength.
Each shirt or tank top in our line of feminist apparel is screen-printed by hand, by us. Our shirts are all fair trade and our inks are water-based. Not only is water-based ink better for the environment, but it will slowly fade over time to maximize the vintage appearance we're going for.
We can do it! Join us as we smash the patriarchy, empower women, and rise up together.
If you have an idea for a design, or a favorite moment from women's history, please send! We love suggestions.