Translation Clothing

Oakland, California

Top shop for gifts.

A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!

TranslationClothing is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Will be back January 2022

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 18, 2021

Will be back January 2022

tess unsinn

Contact shop owner

tess unsinn


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About TranslationClothing

Sales 604
On Etsy since 2014

Alternative clothing inspired by geometric shapes

Like so many other great ideas, Translation Clothing was created after a project I did when I attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco. With out any machine or any type of press, I learned the hard way of printing on the floor of my studio apartment. Yes it was messy and didn’t come out the best the first time, but after a couple of tries I got the hang of things. It was then I realized my new love for screen-printing. After the year ended I left the academy to learn more about my new passion. I started designing and making Oakland A’s shirts for my friends and family and also sold on the overpass at games. After my first season of selling I realized that this was what I wanted to do, I wanted to become a clothing designer. So for the next year I created my brand and my ideas for Translation Clothing.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Why the name?
As a graphic designer and artist I look at the world differently. I look at what people normally don’t look at. I noticed the deeper picture of things and my surroundings. All through college I was in graphic design classes where we really focused on understanding spatial concepts of shapes and lines. This is where I started to notice shapes/geometric shapes and lines rather than buildings and objects. It became a small obsession of mine and has stuck with me ever since. Translation came from my translation of how I view every day objects in a geometrically formed way.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Everything used in my screen-printing process are eco friendly and all my inks are water based. All apparel is American apparel.

Upcoming shows that i will be attending::
2017- to be announced

Shop members

  • tess unsinn

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Oakland native with a passion for design.

Shop policies