TSOTM Feb 2022: Maya Resistance
TSOTM Feb 2022: Maya Resistance
TSOTM Feb 2022: Maya Resistance
TSOTM Feb 2022: Maya Resistance

TSOTM Feb 2022: Maya Resistance

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Our T-Shirt of the Month for February 2022, made of 100% organic cotton by a worker-owned co-operative, and supporting grassroots labour unions in South Asia. This month's design has been created by young Mexican artist Julio Mendoza, and celebrates Indigenous resistance to Spanish colonialism in February 1517. The back of the shirt represents a Maya warrior wearing a jaguar helmet. For the Maya, the jaguar represented power, ferocity and valour. The Maya word muuk’ means fuerza in Spanish respectively – strength or force in English. The front of the shirt features a corn in the shape of an arrow referring to famous Maya leader Nachán Can. It is said that when Spanish invaders sent a messenger to get tribute from Nachán Can, he sent back a message saying that the only tribute he would give to the Spanish would be turkeys in the shapes of spears and corn in the shape of arrows. The arrow also features the year of the battle against Hernandez de Cordova, who set out from Cuba to Mexico in February 1517 in order to find Indigenous peoples to enslave. But he was defeated by Maya fighters and forced to retreat, soon dying from his wounds. 

  • 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
  • Proceeds from sales of this shirt in 2022 were donated to projects for Mexican Indigenous autonomy.

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.