TSOTM Jan 2024: Bossnapping
TSOTM Jan 2024: Bossnapping
TSOTM Jan 2024: Bossnapping
TSOTM Jan 2024: Bossnapping

TSOTM Jan 2024: Bossnapping

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Our T-Shirt of the Month for January 2024, made of 100% organic cotton by a worker-owned co-operative, and supporting grassroots labour unions in South Asia.

The first design of the year pays tribute to workers at the Goodyear plant in Amiens, France. When the US headquartered tire and rubber company's plant faced closure, the workers demanded better severance pay. Over 100 workers occupied the plant and barricaded managers inside for 30 hours, until the company agreed to triple the proposed redundancy pay from an original offer averaging €20,000 per employee. France has a long history of 'bossnapping' dating back to May 1968 when executives were held hostage during a mass strike. The courts have tended to treat the cases relatively leniently. However, in 2016 and unprecedented in France, eight of the participating workers received heavy sentences in the form of two years’ prison with 15 months suspended. The CGT union, whose members were on trial, said the verdict was unacceptable and claimed the government was seeking to “intimidate all workers who are fighting for their rights and their jobs”.

This month's design "Not a Good Year for the Bosses" was created by Zagreb based Bojan Kanižaj, who amongst other things use to be the art director of ROAR magazine.

  • 100% organic cotton, unisex 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 Germany

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.