Natural History inspired artworks and apparel

Beckenham, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2010

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Natural History inspired artworks and apparel

Beckenham, United Kingdom | 800 Sales

Announcement    Bleached Bones is the home of hand painted paleontology tees!

Dispatch and delivery times may be longer than usual. If you need items before a certain date, please message me here on Etsy.


Last updated on Jul 14, 2020

Bleached Bones is the home of hand painted paleontology tees!

Dispatch and delivery times may be longer than usual. If you need items before a certain date, please message me here on Etsy.



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Joseph Fells

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Joseph Fells


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About BleachedBonesStore

Sales 800
On Etsy since 2010

I started this Etsy store selling artwork created at university, but over the years it has developed into a niche of offering natural history inspired art and apparel... Specifically, bleached tees.

All my bleach shirts are painted individually completely freehand. In a world where most of the artwork I make both professionally and leisure is on a commuter, the unforgiving and dangerously messy medium of bleach is refreshing.

I started making bleach t-shirts because, at the time - getting a graphic tee with nothing but the skull of a specific dinosaur on it was just impossible. Now it's easy to order a one-off t-shirt with whatever you want on it. But I think these individually hand-painted art tees have something more to offer. The gradients and water-colour like painterly effect is something no t-shirt printer can do.

Shop members

  • Joseph Fells

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Professional freelance illustrator living and working in SE London.

Production partners


    CA, United States is a print-on-demand service that allows me to offer professionally printed digital reproductions of my artworks. They fulfill orders in both the USA and Europe, offering affordable shipping to my customers worldwide. Find out more on their website at


    Los Angeles, CA

    Sticker Mule provide sticker printing services, allowing me to get my designs printed on high quality vinyl stickers.

  • StickerShop

    Bristol, England

    StickerShop provide sticker printing services, allowing me to get my designs printed on vinyl stickers.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are at all dissatisfied or have any issue, Please get in touch within 14 days of receiving the item via Etsy's messaging system or by email: joeyfells at gmail dot com

Returns can be sent back within 30 days of receiving, but please contact me before doing so. Refunds will be given after items have been safely returned and received. Return shipping may be covered if the reason for the return is due to my mistake. I aim to have any replacement for exchanges shipped within 2 weeks of receiving the return.

Some specific custom orders might not be accepted for returns if they are not re-sellable due to personalisation, but the vast majority are. If in doubt please ask.
All items fulfilled by my production partner (see individual listings - but this includes all Printed Graphic Tees) are shipped by a variety of postal services (typically DHL or a local provider) directly from their fulfillment centres in either Latvia or North Carolina. This allows me to offer global free shipping on these products I have designed!

Items sent from my home studio (all the bleach tees, stickers and other miscellaneous items) will be sent by Royal Mail 2nd class or Royal Mail Standard Airmail.

I reuse packaging materials where possible when I send items directly from my studio.

I offer gift wrapping as an add-on with Hand Painted Bleach Tees for occasions when you need the packaging to look nice! This add-on service includes rustic brown paper with string wrapping and a gift tag, with a personalised note from you. They will ALWAYS be sent in a new postal bag in case you need it to go directly to the gift recipient. Gift wrapping is not available on other items, sorry!

Buyers are wholly responsible for any additional charges imposed by their country of residence. When you buy items from abroad, you may be subject to taxes and fees if the item gets caught in customs. Even gifts can be subject to these fees. I am not responsible for these additional costs, that is the responsibility of the person importing the goods. Please also be aware that items subjected to these fees may be held in customs for extended periods of time, delaying delivery to you. Again, this is not my responsibility or fault, that's how buying internationally works and always has worked.

PLEASE TRIPLE CHECK YOU ARE PROVIDING THE CORRECT SHIPPING ADDRESS BEFORE CONFIRMING YOUR ORDER! It is a very common mistake! It happens ALL THE TIME! Go check! Right now! Let me know straight away if you accidentally gave the wrong address so I can cancel your order and you can place a new one with the correct address. I am NOT RESPONSIBLE if you provide the wrong address. You will not be refunded if you fail to make me aware before the item is shipped. CHECK YOUR ADDRESS and then CHECK IT AGAIN! And then maybe once more, just for good measure! :)
Now for some boring legal stuff... To fulfill your order, you provide certain information such as your name, email address, postal address and payment information. This information is obviously required to fulfill your order and is shared with & my production partner If you'd like to know more about what we do with your information and your rights, check out this link or get in touch with me directly.

More information

Last updated on May 31, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I offer gift wrapping for an additional £5 on Hand Painted Bleach Tees only. At Checkout, you'll see an option for "this is a gift". Simply marking the item as a gift will not change the way the item is prepared or packaged - you must select the gift wrapping add-on and it is only valid on the bleach tees.

Custom and personalised orders

I can create custom designs and offer existing designs on products not featured in the store.

The possibilities are truly endless! If you want something specific, or just have a vague idea, send me a message and lets discuss the options.

Sizing details

Most of my t-shirts (unless otherwise stated) are Gildan Brand Mens/Unisex sizes.

If you need something specific - plus sizes, womens, kids, you name it and I'll source it! Send me a message!

Care instructions

There are no specific care instructions for my t-shirts, but I would always recommend washing all clothes at cooler temps and avoiding the tumble dryer where possible. Your clothes will last longer and so will the environment. :)

I need this by a certain date

Ask first. Please! You never know. A lot of it depends on my workload. In general though, I can try, but I am at the mercy of the International postal services. If you're not in the UK, you really need to leave *at least* 3 weeks between ordering and receiving.

How much is shipping/P&P?

I pride myself on having transparent and fair shipping costs!

All prices are flat rates - there is no additional charge if you purchase multiple items.

Hand Painted Bleach Tees
Europe: £4
Rest of the World: £5

Printed Graphic Tees:
Worldwide: FREE

UK: £0.80
Rest of the World: £1.50