SafetyThird

Original Safety Third TShirts Screenprint Safety 3rd

Arizona, United States · 553 Sales

SafetyThird

Original Safety Third TShirts Screenprint Safety 3rd

Arizona, United States 553 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   ∆S...☢☣✂✂ Ten Years of making SAFETY THIRD tees for your pyro pleasure!! ∆S

Since 2006! I Believe in the Spirit of True Handmade... Safety 3rd! Modified classic SAFETY symbols & original tshirt designs. The art is in my combination. I hand screen all graphic tees in my store. I do my own designs, burn the handmade screens, chose unique placement, and hand pull the ink.

Many of my handmade graphic tees are One of a Kind! Or the inconsistencies and color variations of these hand-pulled screenprint shirts make them so. Boring plastic "perfection" lives at the mall.

Explore the meaning of SAFETY THIRD here:
http://runzwithscissors-snips.blogspot.com/2007/09/safety-third.html

Proud member of Etsy Burning Man Team EtsyBRC (search: EtsyBRC ), with unique members like our cat herder http://www.etsy.com/shop/FireGrog

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Last updated on Jul 8, 2016

∆S...☢☣✂✂ Ten Years of making SAFETY THIRD tees for your pyro pleasure!! ∆S

Since 2006! I Believe in the Spirit of True Handmade... Safety 3rd! Modified classic SAFETY symbols & original tshirt designs. The art is in my combination. I hand screen all graphic tees in my store. I do my own designs, burn the handmade screens, chose unique placement, and hand pull the ink.

Many of my handmade graphic tees are One of a Kind! Or the inconsistencies and color variations of these hand-pulled screenprint shirts make them so. Boring plastic "perfection" lives at the mall.

Explore the meaning of SAFETY THIRD here:
http://runzwithscissors-snips.blogspot.com/2007/09/safety-third.html

Proud member of Etsy Burning Man Team EtsyBRC (search: EtsyBRC ), with unique members like our cat herder http://www.etsy.com/shop/FireGrog

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Safety Third. That is All.

Safety Third is a philosophy that goes way back among those who attend Burning Man. I started making these Safety Third shirts for my Burner friends back in 2006, & they encouraged me to share our attitude with the rest of the world! I did not invent the phrase -- it's one that's owned by all!

An attitude born from those daily bombardments of exhortations of "SAFETY FIRST", and deadly boring meetings about on-the-job safety. From those poor souls who find their shoulders bent with the weight of safety manuals, safety missions, safety recommendations.

"Hell yes, we know how to be safe -- we're adults", say the poor pathologists and engineers and rocket scientists and computer geeks and gamers, who secretly long for the dangerous days of yore when kids could be boys and tomboys. So they go out into the desert to blow things up, and go to Burning Man to build and burn.

Throughout America, those responsible people who question authority all know It means that Safety is near the top of the list of considerations. But you do not let every bit of fun and spontaneity and exhuberance and excitement be obliterated by the bureaucrats and mothers who would insist on the Safety Imperative:

>> You must wear oven mitts when holding your coffee cup.
>> You put pontoon-like wheels on bicycles so they don't fall over.
>> You put diapers on dogs so they don't have an "accident".
>> You don't go outside after dark in fun neighborhoods.
>> They put rubber tips on your sewing scissors.
>> And tell you to never, never, RUN WITH SCISSORS!!!

....and now that you know the definition of Safety Third -- wear one of my shirts to prove it!

They're each hand-pulled, with ink mixed as I go, This means I can do color combos on multiple pulls. And since my safety images are modular, I can put them where ever, and combine them however, you wish. Many of my sales have been those custom combos.

Create your Safety dream shirt!

a short footnote: I got my Master's in lichen physiological ecology, from work in the Brooks Range of Alaska...while at Arizona State University, in the Sonoran Desert. I changed to neuropathology research after my son was born with a developmental disability. And so that's where the Down Syndrome awareness tees come from -- you will see him as a model for the larger shirts. He's a "Burner", too!

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  • Astrid Olafsen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Paradoxes, opposites, contrasts, impossibilities interest me. Fell in love with the arctic hitchhiking to the Russian border in Norway, so I got a BAs in Botany and Scandinavian at UC Berkeley. I'm now in the desert. First Burning Man 2000. Home.

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Last updated on February 6, 2011
Clothing the world with a humorous rebellious attitude is as close to World Domination that I want to get! So you, the buyer, are important to me, and I strive my best to give you what you want.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Paypal, credit card, or money order are fine for U.S. purchase, but Paypal or credit card is the only payment I accept for international orders.

If you want to pay by credit card, but don't have a paypal account (and don't want one), the instructions are here as to how to do that.

http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Etsy's instructions cover all the questions you could ever imagine!

including how to pay with a CREDIT CARD and not joining Paypal:
http://help.etsy.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/361
Shipping
I ship First Class with the postal service if possible. I will offer insurance and confirmation if you wish to pay for it, but I've found for the small, single orders, that just drives up the price to you. I've not lost anything yet! I love to ship internationally, by First Class Airmail, but insurance is not possible with that reasonable shipping option.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with our transaction. If you are unhappy with your purchase, let me know, and I will offer a shop credit, minus shipping, of course. If later, you find the quality of construction to be lacking, or fail, let me know that, so I can offer the best quality possible in the future.
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Custom orders are always welcome...just look at my "sold" items to get an idea!