TSOTM Sep 2022: Tolstoy
TSOTM Sep 2022: Tolstoy
TSOTM Sep 2022: Tolstoy
TSOTM Sep 2022: Tolstoy
TSOTM Sep 2022: Tolstoy

TSOTM Sep 2022: Tolstoy

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Our T-Shirt of the Month for September 2022, made of 100% organic cotton by a worker-owned co-operative, and supporting grassroots labour unions in South Asia. 
It celebrates the birth in September 1828 of legendary author and Christian anarchist Leo Tolstoy. His greatest work, War and Peace, contains an epilogue dotted throughout which functions as a key introduction to the concept of "people's history", which was highly influential for some of us at WCH. And it explains how history is not the story of "great men" but the overlapping stories of millions and billions of us: ordinary people.
Design by tattoo artist Nastia Jakovleva, who was born in Leningrad (today St. Petersburg) and lives in Berlin. She has placed the love of Andrei Nikolayevich and Natasha Rostova at the center of her drawing. Andrej and Natascha are two of the main protagonists from War and Peace. The drawing shows Andrei and Natasha at their first dance at the New Year's Eve ball in 1809. While the dancing couple and their love stands for peace, the background symbolizes the horrors of war. The epic quote "Everything I know, I know because of love" - also from the book - completes this extraordinary design.

  • 100% organic cotton, single jersey, 160 g/m², 0% elastane in fabric
  • High-quality water-based print: environmentally and skin-friendly ink certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard
    Unisex fit s
    izes: 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.