bigwaterapparel

Big Water Apparel

2417 Sales

bigwaterapparel

Big Water Apparel

2417 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(311)
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Colin

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Announcement   We were born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior, and we still print every shirt by hand in Michigan. We use the highest quality shirts available and print with environmentally-friendly water-based ink to give our kickass designs a soft feel and a great look.

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2016

We were born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior, and we still print every shirt by hand in Michigan. We use the highest quality shirts available and print with environmentally-friendly water-based ink to give our kickass designs a soft feel and a great look.

Colin

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Colin

The Great Lakes Hoody
US$28.00
Great Lakes Great Times Beer Coozie
US$3.00
Michigan T Shirt
US$18.99
Ernest Hemingway T Shirt
US$18.99
Big Water Great Wave T Shirt
US$18.99
I Brew the Beer I Drink Homebrew T Shirt
US$18.99
Squatch T Shirt
US$20.00
My Beard Beats your Beard T Shirt
US$18.99
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(311)
annemarino

annemarino on Sep 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! Thanks so much for your great communication and for making this awesome custom shirt for me! I HIGHLY recommend this shop.

borislovednatasha

borislovednatasha on Sep 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great product ! Repeat purchase, for a gift - recipient liked it so much he is buying a few for gifts ! Thanks for a super soft, cool t!

mcfarlinsara

mcfarlinsara on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this shirt! Seller was great with communication throughout the process.

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Updates

Selling all weekend at the Christmas Craft Show! Marquette, Michigan's
Superior Dome!!

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Big Water Great Wave T Shirt
US$18.99
Selling all weekend Christmas craft show!!

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Kids Squatch T Shirt
US$15.00
BigWater @ a craft show, in Marquette Mi

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About

The Origins of Big Water Apparel - By Adam "Allister Champagne" Wagner

Whether you’re having a Saturday afternoon beer with your curling team, or wrestling black bears in Iron County, Big Water Apparel makes the clothing designed to keep you comfy in any situation. Each print is silkscreened by hand onto the highest quality tees made in the good old U.S. of A. The shirts are so soft, they cry at the end of the Twilight movies.

Do you spend your free-time combating child-labor laws in China? Fantastic! Every Big Water shirt is hand-printed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with environmentally friendly, water-based ink, that makes the kickass designs look and feel as awesome as possible. The artwork on Big Water Apparel is originally hand-drawn in pen and ink, inspired by the great mistress Michigan, the lakes that surround her, and the fun stuff to do in and around them. Every penny spent on Big Water Apparel stays local, and probably goes directly to Stucko’s Pub in Marquette, not China. So the question becomes: is your conscious ready to deal with not owning any Big Water Apparel?

Native Americans call Lake Superior Gichigami, which means “Big Water.” They are right; it’s effing big. It’s so big that Gordon Lightfoot writes songs about it, and it’s so fresh that it has an auntie and uncle in Bel-Aire. During the Gales of November, Gichigami ravages her southern shores with 20 foot waves and t-shirt logo inspirations.

Since its establishment in 2011, Big Water Apparel has specialized in making people look as amazing as a Marquette Harbor fireworks display. When people wear Big Water shirts in public, they’re subject to questions like:
• Would you mind opening this pickle jar for me?
• What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?
• Can I buy you a drink?
• Can I take you to Paris?
• Do you know Liam Neeson?
• What’s the view like from atop Everest?
• How hard can you throw an axe?

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Shop members
  • Colin Clancy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Colin spends his free time skiing, biking, kayaking, playing rugby, writing, brewing beer, drinking beer, and driving his Jeep through puddles.

  • Pete Bray

    Designer, Creator

    Pete's got an Art & Design degree and lots of badass tattoos. He's a native Yooper, plays in a ska band, and is pretty much the coolest person you know. He says, "I enjoy the process of taking something that is blank and creating something on it."

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2016
We were born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior, and we still print every shirt by hand in Michigan. Our design inspiration comes from the Great Lakes, the stuff we do for fun in and around them, and whatever we find funny or visually appealing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
We ship via USPS. We attempt to ship items within 3 days of receiving your order, though due to the nature of a print-to-order business, it may occasionally take up to a week . We are happy to ship internationally, just contact us for a quote. To avoid wasting unnecessary paper, we do not include invoice slips; however, if you need an invoice/receipt, just let us know.
Refunds and Exchanges
We happily accept exchanges within 30 days of placing your order. If you'd like to exchange an item, contact us via Etsy indicating what you're exchanging and why. Include your name, email address. You will be responsible for any shipping charges associated with the exchange.

All exchanged items must be in their original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Find t-shirt sizing information here: http://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts

Do you own a shop? Or are you interested in purchasing in bulk? Contact us about wholesale pricing!

All Images and Artwork: Copyright © 2015 Big Water Apparel, All Rights Reserved.