GirlsOnTops

A T-Shirt celebration of female voices in film

City of London, United Kingdom | 5808 Sales

GirlsOnTops

A T-Shirt celebration of female voices in film

City of London, United Kingdom 5808 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   LAST ORDER DATES FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY 2018
Australia, NZ, Turkey, Greece: 9th Dec
USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, CR: 13th Dec
Finland, Sweden: 14th Dec
Rest of Europe: 17th Dec
UK: 18th Dec

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2018

LAST ORDER DATES FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY 2018
Australia, NZ, Turkey, Greece: 9th Dec
USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, CR: 13th Dec
Finland, Sweden: 14th Dec
Rest of Europe: 17th Dec
UK: 18th Dec

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About

BEHIND THE T-SHIRTS

One evening in early 2017 Louisa Maycock, Jake Cunningham and a few friends were discussing Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women. After coming home from the cinema, their housemate immediately went online and bought the classic pink and green Talking Heads: 77 t-shirt the character Jamie wears in the film. This got them thinking: “wouldn’t it be cool if women in film were treated like rock stars…if Greta Gerwig and Annette Bening had their names on t-shirts too?"

The vision was a clean white tee with simple black type — pared-back & bold. Jean Seberg’s New York Herald Tribune t-shirt from Breathless and Katherine Hamnett’s slogan tees from the 1980s. The original run was for 30 t-shirts — printed in the back room of a local record shop. Enough for them, to give away to friends and a few to take to a screening run by Bechdel Test Fest. At the event they sold a couple but at the end of the event, they packed away their t-shirts into a suitcase and left feeling a little deflated. A day or so later a photo of a t-shirt popped up on Twitter and people started asking where they could get one. They set up an account on Etsy to see if the leftovers could find homes, miraculously they sold out and there was the demand for more. A couple of months later Tracy Letts wore our GRETA GERWIG t-shirt on the red carpet for the Lady Bird premiere at 2017’s Toronto International Film Festival and everything changed. Their t-shirts were stocked and sold out at this year’s TIFF.

T-shirts have an incredible power to communicate a dialogue between their wearer and the rest of the world. This power lies in its simplicity – t-shirts leave space for the wearer to project their own meanings and start their own dialogues. Whether you love Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha or for appearing in the Russell Brand remake of Arthur, it’s up to you. First printed for their friends, Girls on Tops would never have predicted their t-shirts to spread as far and as wide as they have — but if Rooney Mara is seen wearing a Lynne Ramsay t-shirt and that means one more person curiously sits down to watch Morvern Callar, then they’re happy.

Girls on Tops sell their t-shirts nationwide and have been worn by Lynne Ramsay, Greta Gerwig, Rooney Mara, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Annie Clark and more. They have collaborated and partnered with Mubi, Little White Lies , Barbican Centre , Peccadillo Pictures , Amazon Studios and put proceeds from t-shirts sales towards funding female-lead film projects and commissioning female-lead film writing.

Around the web

Shop members

  • Girls on Tops/Louisa

    Owner, Shipper, Customer Service

    https://www.thefemalelead.com/female-leaders-louisa-maycock

Production partners

  • Little White Lies

    London, England

    Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, they’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.”

  • The Final Girls

    London, England

    The Final Girls is a London-based screening series focused on exploring feminist themes in horror cinema and highlighting the representation and work of women in horror, both in front of and behind the camera.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

While we can't make custom t-shirts, we do take note of every name request & suggestion. There are so many women in the film industry that we'd love to pay tribute to in t-shirt form. Keep the suggestions coming!

Care instructions

All our T-shirts are made from 100% organic, fairtrade & carbon-neutral cotton. Please wash at 30 degrees, flat or line dry & iron on reverse

Wholesale availability

Please contact us for more information regarding wholesale availability at girlsontopstees@gmail.com

Sizing details

Size guides for both our Regular and Fitted styles are available on each listing. Just click through the photo gallery.