TSOTM May 2022: Beer Riots
TSOTM May 2022: Beer Riots
TSOTM May 2022: Beer Riots
TSOTM May 2022: Beer Riots

TSOTM May 2022: Beer Riots

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Our T-Shirt of the Month for May 2022, made of 100% organic cotton by a worker-owned co-operative, and supporting grassroots labour unions in South Asia. This month's design commemorates the Bavarian beer riots of 1844. These broke out after the government implemented a new tax on beer. Workers took to the streets, battling police and destroying property. The army was called in, but a cavalry regiment refused to attack the demonstrators. After four days of disorder, the King issued an order reducing the price of beer, which restored calm to the area.
This design is by Munich-based rebel artist Torsten Mühlbach. Torsten works and experiments with a wide variety of techniques and materials, and says of the beer riots:
"After the revolution is before the revolution.
After the high is before the high.
Every great story begins with:
'Please hold my beer for a second…'
On that note, cheers everyone!"
The design features a modified Munich beer mat, and reference to the Münchner Reinheitsgebot (the famous Munich beer purity law of 1487) has been changed to read "Freiheit" – "Freedom".

  • 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

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.