Q&A

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Shirts

What brands are the shirts printed on?
Archivalry normally prints on American Apparel shirts, which are made in a sweatshop-free factory in Downtown Los Angeles, U.S. We like that they employ thousands of workers here in the states, providing progressive benefits packages — plus, they also promote environmentally-friendly practices.

Which size should I order?
Each t-shirt design includes a sizing chart on its detail page. We typically include notes describing the fit of each design, helping you choose the size that will fit you best.

Where are Archivalry’s shirts printed?
We leave the printing to the professionals so we can concentrate on design. Sanctuary Screenprinting is our screenprinter of choice — their production team is made up of homeless and street involved youth enrolled in pre-employment training internships. This program teaches the youth specific vocational skills necessary to become employable in the mainstream workforce. Because they’re a non-profit entity, their proceeds go directly toward supporting various programs for at-risk youth.

How should I wash and care for my shirt?
Of course, you should always follow the instructions included on the care label. But, in general, machine wash the shirt inside out with cold water, and then tumble dry on low. Or, better yet, hang and air dry your shirts — you’ll save precious natural resources and prevent shrinking at the same time!

Will the printed design fade?
Although we target to use the highest quality shirts and printing processes, the printing will fade somewhat over time as the shirt’s fibers show through the ink. You can prevent some of this by washing your shirts inside out. Honestly though, we feel that a well-worn shirt is a badge of honor — it’s like an old friend with plenty of great stories to tell.

Privacy & Security

What personal information does Archivalry collect?
We take your privacy very seriously. We only collect your information when you place an order or if you sign up for our newsletter. When placing an order, we only keep a record of your name, billing address, city, state, zip code, country, phone and email address, as well as the shipping address (if it’s different from the billing). Credit card payments are processed directly through PayPal's secure service, we never even see that sensitive information — keeping your private information confidential.

What does Archivalry do with the info that is collected?
Of the information we do collect, we don’t do much with it. When you order products from us, we’ll add your email to our newsletter list (you always have the opportunity to opt-out if you prefer). Plus, we may occasionally send out special announcements by postal mail. Most importantly, we will never ever share any of your identifying information with any other party. You can rest assured, knowing that we've got your back when it comes to protecting your identity.

Other

How do you pronounce Archivalry?
Our name uses “Archive” (more accurately “Archival”) as its root, so you simply begin with “archival” and add on a “-ry” at the end. Or, using pronunciation symbols: är-ˈkī-vəl-rē.

If you’re still at a loss, give us a call and we’ll talk you through it!