TSOTM Aug 2022: 13 Roses
TSOTM Aug 2022: 13 Roses

TSOTM Aug 2022: 13 Roses

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Our T-Shirt of the Month for August 2022, made of 100% organic cotton by a worker-owned co-operative, and supporting grassroots labour unions in South Asia. 
It commemorates the "13 Roses": women and girls who were executed en masse by the right-wing regime of general Francisco Franco after the end of the Spanish civil war in 1939. They were lined up against the walls of the Eastern cemetery in Madrid and shot. They were just some of some tens of thousands of people executed in an orgy of violent revenge by the right after Franco's victory. The 13 Roses' names were Ana López Gallego, Victoria Muñoz García, Martina Barroso García, Virtudes González García, Luisa Rodríguez de la Fuente, Elena Gil Olaya, Dionisia Manzanero Sala, Joaquina López Laffite, Carmen Barrero Aguado, Pilar Bueno Ibáñez, Blanca Brisac Vázquez, Adelina García Casillas and Julia Conesa Conesa. Conesa wrote a final letter to her family, which concluded: "Que mi nombre no se borre en la historia" ("May my name not be erased from history.")
Design by Rio de Janeiro based tattoo artist and illustrator Helena Lopes shows the muse Clio, who is the patron of history, using a string of 13 roses, symbolising the 13 Roses becoming a part of history and never being forgotten.

  • 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 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

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 Humana Nova are out of stock, design will instead be printed on an organic t-shirt from fairwear foundation leader Stanley & Stella instead.