When one hears “dog shirts”, the visual of a small dog gnawing at a tight knit sweater may come to mind, but CottonFactory.com and TeeRex Syndicate had something else planned when they partnered with Hello Bully to promote Pit Bull welfare in the Pittsburgh area.
In 2002, before she and her husband founded TeeRex Syndicate and purchased CottonFactory.com, Samantha Ginsburg was the proud owner of two rescue Pit Bulls from Animal friends and four cats. Samantha and Stephen then purchased the CottonFactory.com and founded TeeRex Syndicate, two companies that work together to sell specialty screen printed tee-shirts and clothing. TeeRex Syndicate and CottonFactory.com are “local Pittsburgh company[s] run by a group of obsessive designers, artists and printers” Samantha said. Based in 6000 square ft studio in the Friendship neighborhood, the Tee Rex team designs fun tee shirts, hoodies, aprons, tote bags, and scarves. Samantha said one of the reasons she and her husband enjoy owning their own company is “we like to do things with a cause”. Samantha has about as much Pittsburgh Pride as any local business owner, and proudly supports local designers and artists through the “Handmade Arcade” and “I Made It! Market”, as well as regularly partnering with local non-profits.
Samantha also has a special place in her heart for Pit Bulls. She is the proud owner of a Pit Bull and has seen the first hand the hardship these four legged friends of ours can go through. We this in mind, Samantha, TeeRex Syndicate and cottonfactory.com joined up with “Hello Bully” to produce a line of dog tee-shirts and aprons to support the organization. Hello Bully an all volunteer run 501(c)3 devoted to improving the welfare of Pit-Bulls. Hello Bully sponsors everything from Pit-Bull owner education, a half way home and rehabilitation for hurt Pit Bulls, and an aggressive spay and neuter campaign that has spayed or neutered at least one Pit Bull per day since 2009. Many Pit Bulls are used for dog fights, brandishing them with a rather unfortunate public image.
Samantha and Stephen “paired up once again [with Hello Bully] to bring back limited edition items for the month of May” she said. The “PITSburgh” line of tee shirts and aprons feature Samantha’s own Pit Bull, Tank Girl. The dog shirts are made for humans, not dogs, and the designs are currently up on www.cottonfactory.com. $3 of every apron sold and $5 of every Tee-Shirt sold go to support Hello Bully and advertise the nice side of the Pit Bulls.
The sale just has a few days left! Go to www.cottonfactory.com to see the PITSburgh line of shirts and aprons.
And if you’re looking for a furry companion to join your house go to http://www.hellobully.com/adopt.html to see the animals they have for adoption.