EMPOWERHAUS

EMPOWERHAUS™ | Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts & Gifts

Wisconsin, United States 550 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (81)

EMPOWERHAUS

EMPOWERHAUS™ | Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts & Gifts

Wisconsin, United States | 550 Sales

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Emily Hopper

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Emily Hopper

Announcement    Designed by breast cancer survivor @mrsemilyhopper, EMPOWERHAUS is cancer awareness & empowerment brand that's definitely not pink. EMPOWERHAUS designs are bold, and impact and inspire others to have real conversations about cancer. We don't shy away from the tough stuff.

+ PLAN AHEAD! All items in this shop are made-to-order, which means they can take up to 3 weeks to arrive (longer for international orders).

+ DESIGNED & PRINTED IN USA, SHIPPED WORLDWIDE!

+ FOLLOW: @empowerhaus on social media to be the first to hear about new designs, sales & exclusive giveaways! Tag #empowerhaus to be featured <3


Thank you for your support,
Emily

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 30, 2019

Designed by breast cancer survivor @mrsemilyhopper, EMPOWERHAUS is cancer awareness & empowerment brand that's definitely not pink. EMPOWERHAUS designs are bold, and impact and inspire others to have real conversations about cancer. We don't shy away from the tough stuff.

+ PLAN AHEAD! All items in this shop are made-to-order, which means they can take up to 3 weeks to arrive (longer for international orders).

+ DESIGNED & PRINTED IN USA, SHIPPED WORLDWIDE!

+ FOLLOW: @empowerhaus on social media to be the first to hear about new designs, sales & exclusive giveaways! Tag #empowerhaus to be featured <3


Thank you for your support,
Emily

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About EMPOWERHAUS

Sales 550
On Etsy since 2017

UNAPOLOGETIC AWARENESS & EMPOWERMENT APPAREL & GIFTS

Hi! I'm Emily. I'm an artist and mama turned breast cancer survivor living in Wisconsin with my husband & our magical little girl.

In 2017, less than a month after I turned 31, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer called “Triple Negative”. I spent the next 1.5 years in treatment - chemo, double mastectomy (with no reconstruction), radiation, more chemo - and am currently "NED" (no evidence of disease).

As I proceeded through treatment, I began to notice gaps in the system and the same "breast cancer awareness" messages - many of which I didn't resonate with - and I also became very aware that 1 in 8 women would join the "sisterhood"... because cancer doesn't give a damn what age you are. One thing I saw over and over again - everywhere I would look it seemed, especially in October - was that everything was pink. I mean, everything. And the majority of breast cancer awareness apparel I saw all had the same message: "Hope. Faith. Cure". And don't get me wrong. I need and believe in all of those things. But all I really wanted was a shirt that said "BADASS" or something... I wanted something BOLD and SASSY that matched my spirit. Something funny because, let's be real, I was sad. Something that spoke to REAL issues breast cancer patients face. Something that made me feel like a badass because I did not want to go to chemo (who does?) I needed something that empowered me to get my ass out of bed and go to treatment - and I just wasn't finding it. So, I created it....

I began jotting down my ideas during my chemotherapy treatments. At some point I had a fundraiser among friends and family for a few t-shirts and I had several people suggest I open a shop. Then one day after my double mastectomy, I woke up and looked in the mirror for the first time since having my breasts removed. What happened at that moment changed my life...... even though I knew my breasts were gone and I was looking in the mirror for the exact purpose of looking at my new scars: I didn't even notice for a few seconds that they were gone.

That few seconds of not being phased by my appearance was so strong and empowering, that I opened my Etsy shop later that night and started bringing my ideas to life. In that moment the perfect name came to mind: Emily, Empower, Powerhouse = EMPOWERHAUS


THE EMPOWERHAUS MISSION:

+ TO HONOR: by creating merchandise that recognizes and celebrates not only breast cancer survivors, but all survivors.

+ TO ADVOCATE: through powerful designs that encourage "real awareness" - which then sparks serious, truthful conversations about the issues from a personal perspective.

+ TO EMPOWER: by encouraging others to share their voice, live their truths and giving them a platform to do so.

Just because we have cancer, or have lost our breasts, or whatever the case may be - does not mean that we suddenly lose our sense of humor, or our beauty, or ourselves. No, it’s just the opposite! Humor is what gets us through the shitshow and often, we become attuned to a higher sense of self through the pain and feel called to advocacy.

I don't shy away from the tough stuff. I've been told my shop is "inappropriate" but to me what's inappropriate is turning a blind eye to the seriousness of this disease.

You can feel amazing when you purchase from EMPOWERHAUS because not only are you supporting yourself, or whoever you're buying for, but you're also supporting me: a stay-at-home mama who is trying to do her best to contribute to the family. I'm not a corporation, it's just me doing this thing :)

If you like what you see, please like, follow & share everywhere! Word of mouth does a business well <3 Thank you for your support.

All my love,
Emily Hopper
@mrsemilyhopper/@empowerhaus

Shop members

  • Emily Hopper

    Owner, Designer

Production partners

  • Printful

    CA, United States

    Printful creates my designs & gets them where they need to go.

  • Printify

    San Francisco, CA

    Printify prints my designs on products, fulfills orders, and ships them for me.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 30, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Do you do custom orders?

At this time I do not accept custom orders, but hope to offer this in the future!

What does "MADE TO ORDER" mean?

All items at EMPOWERHAUS are "made to order". This means that your item isn't printed until you place an order.

I (Emily Hopper/EMPOWERHAUS) create all the designs that are on the items in my shop out of my home in Wisconsin. My production buddies over at PRINTFUL (located in Cali) physically print my designs on the items & then ship the item to you :)

IT SHOULD ARRIVE AT YOUR DOOR WITHIN: 1.5 to 3 business weeks (a business week is M-F) on average, but sometimes longer for international orders (sometimes earlier!)

How long does it take for items to arrive?

For USA customers: Usually between 1-2 business weeks (a business week is M-F) on average, but sometimes longer (sometimes earlier!)

For INTERNATIONAL customers: Usually between 2-3 business weeks (a business week is M-F) on average, but sometimes longer (sometimes earlier!)

Do you accept cancellations?

Yes! BUT, I can only cancel your order while your order is in "waiting for fulfillment" status. Therefore, you must contact me within *6 hours* to cancel your order, no more than 12 hours.

Do you accept returns?

No, my apologies. I do not accept returns for multiple reasons.

- Due to the "made to order" nature of items in the shop: these t-shirts are made just for you (they aren't printed until you purchase)

- Due to hygienic reasons.

PRETTY PLEASE ensure you read each listing in full to ensure the correct size/item is ordered, as I cannot accept returns or swapping for a different size. All of the information you need, including size charts are included in the listing.

However, if my printing company made a mistake (such as the wrong item was sent, or there was a manufacturer defect with it), I'm more than happy to replace it.

If you have any questions about the product, please message me first :)

Do you accept exchanges?

We do not accept exchanges if a wrong size was ordered (please read each listing in full to ensure the correct size/item is ordered). If you have any questions about sizing or the product, please message me first :)

However, if Printful made a mistake, such as the wrong item was sent or there was a manufacturer defect with it, we will be happy to replace it.

Do you offer a discount for those battling cancer?

Yes! Please message me with your story (type/stage) and will be happy to provide a discount

Care instructions

WASH YOUR TEES :)

PRETTY PLEASE ALWAYS WASH T-SHIRTS FIRST BEFORE WEARING!

- T-shirts may me somewhat stiff from printing/press process
- T-shirts may have printing process/ink scent
- T-shirts may have ink remnants from the printing process

99% of the time, these issues are resolved by simply washing the shirt before wearing!

1. Machine-wash on cold, inside-out on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent and like colors. ** Use non-chlorine bleach only when necessary. You shouldn't use any fabric softeners, or dry-clean the items.

2. Hang dry works best, but if that cannot be achieved, tumble-dry on a low cycle.

3. When it comes to ironing, use cool iron inside-out. Do not iron the print.