Price Adjustment: Empowering Artists & Our Commitment to Environmentally Responsible Products

posted by JeffDBH • 4 years ago

Design By Humans has relentlessly pursued new ways to bring art to life through pioneering new screen-printing and digital printing techniques. The quality and innovation Design By Humans is known for comes at a cost, a slightly higher cost than it used to.

Design By Humans is dedicated to printing our tees in the USA and using t-shirt blanks that are guaranteed to be sweatshop and child labor free. Not only are our tees printed in California, but we also use environmentally friendly inks whenever possible which has become apart of our culture and long-term commitment. This commitment has huge benefits to our customers and to the world in which we live.

Effective Friday, August 2nd 2013, prices will increase on the Shirt of the Day, regular and oversized printed tees, and all-over prints. The first day of sales of any Shirt of The Day will now be $18. Regular and Oversized tees will be $22 and All-Over prints will be $24. This price change will not affect DBH Collective tees.

This small change in pricing will enable us to continue to expand and invest in our website, community, and allow us to empower our artists even more. We will soon be offering a loyalty program to our committed humans, more partnered contests for our community, more environmentally friendly apparel we can all be proud to wear and show off as well as a whole new range of amazing products. Lastly, a greater portion will soon go back to our artists to empower them to do what they love: create art.

Design By Humans invites you to continue with us on this epic journey to empower artists and to create and wear environmentally responsible products that are printed in the USA.

If you have any questions please post below in the comments section or contact

Thanks for your continued support
The DBH Team

25 Replies

djwupe djwupe Human from Slovenia

You make millions!

Its the old capitalist disease called GREED!

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States


Thanks for your comment. I edited this post and the other one to remove the profanity, it was unnecessary. The raise in price comes after 3 years of no price raise even though our cost to make and print tees has increased significantly. The price of cotton, the increased price for using environmentally friendly inks and general overhead costs mean at some point we have to raise prices. Now that is balanced by our awesome operations team negotiating and bringing our shipping costs down in a major way.
I can assure you that the Design By Humans team and ownership are not greedy. Profits have been put back into the business to make an awesome working space, improve trimmings and product details, digital printing machines and give back centered products that give to charities. Yes we want to be profitable, that’s the point of being in business.
I understand your discourse for Capitalism, I too see the downside of this economic model but it’s also a free market that allows companies like Design By Humans to exist and empower artists that may otherwise not have such a platform.

XDot XDot Human from Greece

i remember back in 2009 when tees cost $5 but when something is selling a lot then price gets higher..
i hope it wont get increased further and it will decrease after a while back in the prices it used to be some months ago.

thestray thestray Artist from United States

I honestly doubt that a greedy company would’ve doubled the amount of money they award their artists not long ago.

I’ve been a part of DBH for a while now, and it’s been very apparent over the years that the more they grow the more they put back into their products and artists. They’re clearly committed to doing more than just printing shirts and turning a profit. They go out of their way to innovate and put out products they’re proud of and are some of the best on the market. There are brands out there putting out inferior products for literally quadruple the price. Trust me, if DBH wanted to be greedy they could be making worse shirts for more money and paying their artists less if they wanted to, but that’s not who they are.

Inked Inked Human from California, United States

@thestray: We appreciate your support! We love what we do and we love working with our community. I think you’ll be excited to see what we have coming for everyone!

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