TSOTM Jun 2022: Katerina Gogou
TSOTM Jun 2022: Katerina Gogou

TSOTM Jun 2022: Katerina Gogou

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Our T-Shirt of the Month for June 2022, made of 100% organic cotton by a worker-owned co-operative, and supporting grassroots labour unions in South Asia. 
It celebrates the life and work of Greek actor, feminist, poet and revolutionary, Katerina Gogou, who was born in June 1940. She opposed the military dictatorship, and later supported workers' struggles and the burgeoning LGBT+ movement in the 1980s.
Taking inspiration from her unfinished poetical autobiography and in particular from the poem Civil War, the design reflects a childhood memory of Katerina. The part of the poem that the design is based on goes as the following:
'I saw through the glass a bullet hitting my left hand palm, blood and the trash breathing. My mother was in the kitchen and my father I don’t even know where, I open the door and I go to the trash. And there I saw, and I don’t give a dime if you don’t believe me, the most beautiful boy I had seen in my life. He was covered there, holding a machine gun, he had a short blond beard and long blond hair. His eyes…I don’t know to tell their colour. He looked like or was the Christ. “Go little girl, go”, he told me, “away from here. They will kill me”. I took a deep breath to run fast.'
The poem concludes: 'The first man and the last I ever loved was an urban guerrilla.'
The design was realised by Berlin based Italian illustrator Anna Piera Di Silvestre.

  • 100% organic cotton, single jersey, 160 g/m², 0% elastane in fabric
  • High-quality water-based print: environmentally and skin-friendly inks certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard
  • Unisex fit sizes: S - M - L - XL - 2XL – 3XL - 4XL - 5XL
  • Made with dignity by the worker-owned Humana Nova cooperative
  • Supports grassroots labour unions in South Asia through ExChains
  • Learn more about our 'T-Shirt of the Month' collaboration with dna merch here
  • Printed individually just for you, with no overproduction or waste
  • Global shipping, from France

Size guide
Please make sure to carefully choose your size by checking the size chart below.

Width: Measured 2cm (1in) beneath the sleeves across the shirt
Length: Measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the bottom end of the shirt

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Width (in) 19 21 22 24 25.5 26.5 27.5 33.0
Length (in) 28 29 30 31 31.5 32 29.0 33.5
Width (cm) 48 53 56 60.5 64.5 68 70 84
Length (cm) 71 74 76.5 79 80.5 82  74.5 85


When will I receive my t-shirt?

Printing of each T-Shirt of the Month will take approximately one week after being ordered. The shirts will then be shipped from France, and delivery should take up to one week for Europe, and up to 2 weeks for the rest of the world.

In the unlikely event that shirts from dna merch are out of stock, design will instead be printed on an organic t-shirt from fairwear foundation leader Stanley & Stella instead.