TSOTM May 2023: Greve Geral
TSOTM May 2023: Greve Geral

TSOTM May 2023: Greve Geral

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Our T-Shirt of the Month for May 2023, made of 100% organic cotton by a worker-owned co-operative, and supporting grassroots labour unions in South Asia. It commemorates the 1917 Brazilian general strike.

From 1917 to 1919, a large strike movement shook the First Brazilian Republic, concentrated in São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. The 1917 general strike is considered the first general strike in the labor history of Brazil. It all started with about 400 striking workers – mostly women – from the Cotonifício Crespi textile factory in Mooca, São Paulo. They asked, among other things, for higher wages and shorter working hours. In a few weeks the strike spread to various sectors of the economy, throughout the state of São Paulo and then to Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre.

This month’s design by Rio de Janeiro based artist Helena Lopes is inspired by these brave women who sparked the fire that would become the country’s first general strike. “Greve Geral” is Portuguese and means general strike. SP stands for São Paulo.

  • 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.