Fourth Wave Feminist Apparel

Boise, Idaho | 9700 Sales


Fourth Wave Feminist Apparel

Boise, Idaho 9700 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

FourthWaveApparel is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thank you for a busy and beautiful holiday season. We're taking a short vacation (The shop will be back on December 25th at 10 am!) Deck the halls and smash the patriarchy! (Also, rest assured that if you placed your order before our shop went on vacation, we're preparing it now for delivery in time for Christmas!)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 14, 2018

Thank you for a busy and beautiful holiday season. We're taking a short vacation (The shop will be back on December 25th at 10 am!) Deck the halls and smash the patriarchy! (Also, rest assured that if you placed your order before our shop went on vacation, we're preparing it now for delivery in time for Christmas!)

Noelle Ihli

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Noelle Ihli


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Still need a gift for that special rabble rouser? You're in luck--we're extending our holiday shipping deadline to this Friday December 14th, at 10 am, MST!
Please make sure to place your order by Monday, December 10th at 9am MST for US delivery in time for Christmas (forgive the early cutoff date, I'll be traveling over the holidays this year).
New titty earrings and vagina earrings! Just subtle enough that no one would guess. Just your own little feminist secret :)
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Fourth Wave Feminist Apparel: Fierce Vintage Fashion for the Modern Feminist

*Fourth Wave was just ranked in the top 1% of all shops on Etsy for 2017!*

As seen on Women Transcend Podcast

As of now, women are wearing Fourth Wave’s feminist tshirts in all 50 states, 24 countries, and counting. Each of my designs are based on historical vignettes from women's history and pay homage to badass, courageous women who refused to know their place. We believe in honoring the legacy of women who insisted on their right to vote, own property, access education, ride a bicycle, wear pants, etc. by inspiring today's generation of women to speak up, stand up, and shine. Each design incorporates vintage political cartoons, pins, rally fliers, and art to serve as a subtle reminder of significant courage and strength.

I want to empower women by encouraging them to embrace a broad definition of feminism, feel great in their own skin, and raise their voices to effect positive change.

We can do it!

Each shirt or tank top in our line of feminist apparel is screen-printed by hand, by me. My shirts are all fair trade and our inks are water-based. Not only is water-based ink better for the environment, but it will slowly fade over time to maximize the vintage appearance I'm going for.

If you have an idea for a design, or a favorite moment from women's history, please send! I love suggestions.

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Shop members

  • Noelle

    Owner, Founder, Creator

    I support intersectional feminism and am working to make the world a better place. A shirt is a little thing, but if it makes someone feel bolder, braver, or more connected to others who are trying to build a more equitable world, it's not so little.

Production partners

  • Fluff Hardware

    Boise, ID

    Solymar Palm of Fluff Hardware makes gorgeous, nature-inspired jewelry and shares studio space with us at Fourth Wave. We love our woman-run, woman-owned studio!

  • A print shop

    Chatsworth, CA

    Printing designs onto mugs

Shop policies

Last updated on August 21, 2018
Fourth Wave offers high-quality handmade feminist apparel and accessories inspired by incredible women throughout history, and in modern times. Like us on Facebook at

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
It is very important to me that you are satisfied with your purchase! If there is any problem with your order, message me right away and we will make it right. If for any reason, you need to return or exchange any items, please contact me within one week of receiving your purchase. All returns and exchanges must be made within 30 days. Please note that all returns must be in unworn, unused condition, and that the buyer is responsible to pay return shipping charges.
Please note that all Idaho orders are subject to 6 percent tax.
Once shipped most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks. Items are shipped within two weeks, depending on factors such as order volume (all items are made by hand on demand). We'll get your order out as soon as humanly possible (just keep in mind that when order volumes are high, we are limited in how fast we can get orders out by sleep and our day jobs. Let us know through email (at time of payment) if you have any special considerations. To keep your shipping charges reasonable, we ship via USPS First Class Mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that the women's shirts sold on Fourth Wave are not your standard babydoll. The relaxed fit triblend runs true to size and is a not a juniors style (read: not clingy), ultra soft, ultra light, preshrunk, and is a flattering, feminine fit on pretty much anybody. Choose your normal size. A sizing guide can be found with the photos of each shirt.

Everything you see here is made by hand, by me, with real ink and real screens. I aim for perfection, and I want you to be happy with your shirt. But as a non-Walmart human, every now and then I don't notice that I got a dab of ink on my hand, etc. Please let me know if there's a problem with your shirt. I want you to love it, and I want you to wear it with pride.

You should also know I use waterbased inks. I use them because they're nontoxic (and emit water when I cure them instead of deadly chemicals so I don't expire in my studio). I love the way they look with these retro designs. The white ink is NOT 100 percent opaque on all tshirt colors, and will show a little bit of your tshirt color through the ink (scroll through the photos above to see what I mean). If you're looking for a thick, opaque ink (that will crack and peel as it ages), you want a mass-produced shirt from Walmart.

Last thing! Please note that all orders are made on-demand (e.g., I don't keep a massive stock of shirts with me at all times). This helps me keep costs as low as possible and give you tons of options in size and style.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of a shirt, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

-as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
-when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
-if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
-as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

-Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
-Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
-Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
-Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

-Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
-Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
-Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
-Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Noelle Ihli, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at fourthwaveapparel [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

Noelle Ihli 6522 W. Limelight Dr. Boise, ID 83714

More information

Last updated on Aug 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

1-2 week turnaround. Price varies depending on how many shirts you order. Prices include ONE color of ink, and one design location, up to 9 x 12 inches (either horizontal or vertical) in size. Preparing your artwork and creating a screen for your unique design is included in your pricing! - Click on "Wholesale"

Wholesale pricing applies even if you order several different styles of shirts (from different listings)! Just shoot me a message.

If you'd like me to help you design something, I'm happy to do that, just send me a convo! And if you know what you want, please send me a high-resolution PDF of the design to ! Please note that your design MUST be the same across all t-shirts.

Does Fourth Wave donate to any organizations?

Yes. 5% of my profits from Fourth Wave Apparel are donated to Women for Women International, a top-rated organization on Charity Navigator that provides resources, education, and lifesaving aid to women around the globe. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” -Rumi

We also support our local Democratic Party of Idaho!

Sizing details

Fourth Wave’s t shirts run very true to size (scroll through the photos above to see real women and men wearing Fourth Wave). The blank apparel industry is filled with cheap babydoll shirts, and I’m not interested in selling you any of those. Take a look at our sizing chart (just scroll through the photos above), and order the right size for you. I absolutely love the styles I offer here. They’ve been carefully curated for their softness, fit, quality, and style. I’m also proud to offer sizes XS-4XL on almost every item in my shop. Inclusive sizing matters, and all bodies are beautiful.


I use high-quality, butter-soft, no-shrink, triple-stitched, true-to-size apparel. I take ethical sourcing and ethical production very seriously. The wholesaler I work with is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which upholds rigorous standards for sustainability, sourcing, and ethical work conditions. As well as the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA).

I use eco-friendly, water-based ink that does not emit toxic fumes while curing. It’s so safe you can eat it (YUM). The ink feels soft when dry and literally becomes part of the t-shirt.
Please also note: White water-based ink is NOT 100% opaque on all t-shirt colors. This vintage look is 90-95% opaque--and beautiful.

Are Fourth Wave's products handmade?

Everything you see here is made by hand, by me, with real ink and real screens. I personally believe in the messages I create, and you’d better believe I’m wearing my own shirts out into the world as I work to make it a better place for all of us. Keep in mind that all orders are made on-demand (I don't keep a massive stock of shirts in all designs/colors/sizes because that would be WHOA). Creating your shirt on demand helps me keep costs as low as possible and gives you lots of options in size, color, design, and style.

Where can I find Fourth Wave on social media?

Seeing your photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest warms my feminist husk of a heart. Whether you're marching, protesting, or having brunch with your BFF, I love to see women and men! of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors wearing Fourth Wave feminist apparel. Tag your photo with #FourthWaveApparel find me on Facebook (Fourth Wave Apparel), Instagram (@FourthWaveApparel), and Pinterest (Fourth Wave)!

How is shipping calculated?

Etsy calculates shipping automatically, based on item weight and size. However, if you are ordering a large number of t-shirts, there will often be a shipping overage, which I'll refund to you as soon as your shirts ship!

Want a different style?

If you don't see the style/design combo you want, never fear! I make all of my products in house, so the sky’s the limit. I don’t list all design options for every single shirt, so you don't have to scroll for 8 years, but if you love a particular style of shirt but want a different design, just let me know in your order notes.

Wholesale availability

If you’re interested in placing an order of 20+ shirts, please reach out! I’m happy to answer all your questions and can provide quick turnaround and a fantastic, quality shirt for your event or party.

Return/Exchange Policy

I want this to be your new favorite t shirt. That means, if you’re not happy with it, please reach out before leaving me a nastygram in your review. I’m not perfect--despite my best efforts, a little blob of ink escapes without my notice. But I’m always happy to make it right. On a similar note, if you LOVE your shirt, please do leave me a review--it means the world to me to know that you are wearing your feminist shirt with pride while you make positive change in the world.

Returns/exchanges accepted.