Vintage Inspired Apparel and Custom Printing

Keene, New Hampshire
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Announcement    Hello! Each item is designed and created from scratch in our (New!) New Hampshire print studio. Our custom graphic art tees are printed to order in your favorite size and color. Any design found here can be printed on just about anything. Special orders welcome!

Always eco friendly! Care what you wear.


Last updated on Apr 19, 2022

Hello! Each item is designed and created from scratch in our (New!) New Hampshire print studio. Our custom graphic art tees are printed to order in your favorite size and color. Any design found here can be printed on just about anything. Special orders welcome!

Always eco friendly! Care what you wear.


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About ZenThreads

Sales 145,109
On Etsy since 2008

Custom, earth friendly and vintage inspired goods ...

Thanks for stopping by!
Zen Threads was created from a dream to turn my art and illustration into affordable, wearable objects. We are a small Northern California based Screen printing shop dedicated to sharing our love of tee shirt design with you. In addition to having lots of fun, we work seamlessly to recreate the look and feel of your new favorite tee.

We’ve made a commitment to our earth and use a “GREEN” printing process, free from any harmful chemicals or solvents. Not only is it safer for the planet (and our shop) but water-based inks look and feel like they’re part of the garment.

Our goods are inspired mainly by my home state, wildlife, plants, animals, and other oddities I love. The designs we print are created from a blend of graphic design and illustration transferred onto silkscreens using an earth friendly photo-emulsion process. Each item is thoughtfully printed (by human hands) onto the softest tees and most comfortable garments we could find. All designs are printed in a rotation. This way we are able to offer you several color options for each tee.

Our T-Shirts are ethically and sweatshop free. We chose these tees because of their quality, comfort, and perfect fit. They look great on every body type and the Men’s/Unisex styles look great on Women too!

We love what we do and we want to thank our friends and customers for helping us evolve our humble little garage into a full-time screen printing shop!

Please check back often for new designs, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date...
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ZenThreads
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com//Zenthreads
INSTAGRAM: @zenthreads

Check out my brother's Letterpress shop! .... https://www.etsy.com/shop/EightElevenPress

Shop members

  • Brandy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    After studying Studio Art at Cal State Sac, I became fascinated with the screen printing process years later. What started out as a hobby in my garage, printing my illustrations onto t-shirts slowly became my Zen Threads family. I love what I do.

  • Kellie D

    PR Social Butterfly, Shipping Coordinator, Curator

  • Natalie

    Maker, Assistant, Marketer

  • Taylor

    Screen Printer, Creator

Production partners

  • Patch Designer

    San Francisco, CA

    Patch Parlor is a family owned business in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA that supplies as patches, pins, and other souvenirs. Their passion for the best quality translates to the finest patches and appliques on the market. Help us support small business!

  • Printful

    Chatsworth, CA

    Printful helps turn our most popular designs into new items that we aren't able to. No outsourcing and made in California.

  • Fulfillment specialty printing

    San Francisco, CA

    ecommerce fulfillment center

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you for visiting Zen Threads! We value your business and guarantee your satisfaction on all items purchased from our store.
We take pride in offering top quality apparel and goods printed with eco-conscious, earth friendly inks. Our goal is to make your new favorite tee! Each item is custom hand printed to order and may vary slightly, making every item unique.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We understand you aren't able to try it on, so we gladly accept exchanges if you've ordered the wrong size. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping to us, and that the item arrives in the SAME (new, unworn, and unwashed) condition it arrived to you in.

*U.S. (and U.S. Territory) Orders- We will cover the shipping cost back to you.

*INTERNATIONAL Orders- We offer a discounted return shipping cost of 1/2 the original shipping. Please be sure to include a check or money order with your return. Refer to your Etsy invoice to find the original shipping cost.


If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase (unhappy with our print quality or our products offered) we will gladly offer you a refund for your items minus the shipping costs. 
If something is wrong with the order (ripped garment / wrong order received / wrong size received / basically our fault) PLEASE CONTACT US right away. We will send you a replacement item immediately and cover shipping costs both ways. We do our best to avoid these errors but please be patient with us if we've made a mistake with your order.

We are here to help and want you to enjoy our apparel and products as much as we enjoy creating them!

[ S I Z I N G ]
We highly encourage checking the size chart measurements in your listing to choose the correct fit, especially if you are not familiar with American Apparel sizing. Some of our customers feel they run on the smaller side compared to other brands you may be used to. If you are on the border with the measurements we recommend sizing up.

American Apparel brand women's and unisex men's (unisex) tees are designed to have a more fitted cut compared to most major tee brands. They are designed to accomodate a wide range of body types with a stylish fit.

If you're not sure about sizing, please ask and we'll be happy to help.


Please try to send us your exchange or return within 7-10 days of the delivery date. Refunds can be processed up to 30 days after receipt of payment. After 30 days, items can be returned for Zen Threads store credit for the original value of the purchased item.

Remember that they are each custom printed to order by hand, so there will be a slight turn around for a reprinted item. We will certainly do our best to get it to you in a timely manner.


1) FULL NAME or Etsy Order number
6) *INTERNATIONAL Customers* Please see above for return postage costs

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Be sure to check for any discrepancies or defects prior to wearing/using your item. *WE DO NOT REFUND SHIPPING costs for any returned merchandise.

[ PLEASE NOTE ] [ Sorry we have to include this part ]
Exchanges will be made at our discretion. We will not be able to accept a return for any items that appear to have been washed or worn, smell like of perfumes, colognes, or cigarette smoke, or items with visible pet hair upon return. They will be returned to you immediately. We just ask that any items returned to us will arrive in the same condition they were sent.
*Please be kind and fold your items neatly when packaging. ;)
Paypal and Etsy checkout are the safest form of payment. You can use any major credit card to pay through Paypal (no account needed). E-checks must clear before an item is shipped.

Please contact Paypal or Etsy if there are any problems submitting your payment.
We ONLY ship to the ETSY address specified on your receipt unless otherwise requested. Please be sure it is accurate.
All items are currently made to order and ship within 1-9 business days from date of purchase.

Rush orders- please contact

Once the tracking# posts "delivered" on USPS.com, that means that package has been delivered. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you would like to purchase insurance or signature confirmation, please let us know and we will send you a new invoice.

Please leave a note on your mailbox to the carrier, tell him/she not to leave the package at your door stop if it's not safe.

We use USPS First Class or Priority Mail within U.S. and it takes 2-5 business days once shipped. This includes delivery confirmation and tracking.

Items are shipped USPS First Class with average estimated delivery of 5-9 business days after your item has shipped. In some rare cases shipment time can be up to 2-4 weeks depending on Customs holds for your country.
We mark all deliveries outside the US as "Gift" but are not responsible for any tariff or additional taxes your country may charge. Please note that we are NOT responsible for LOST or STOLEN items. If you would like to purchase insurance/signature confirmation, please let us know.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note: While we do our best to reflect the actual color in our photos, all computer monitors vary so colors shown may show slight variations in person.

If you prefer any of our designs on a specific style of American Apparel item please let us know -we are happy to special order it for you. Please contact us for a quote.

Wholesale Inquiries welcome. Please convo us with your email address, store name, and location and we will send you a price list.

We are happy to make trades with other Etsy sellers!

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer Custom Screenprinting? Can I add a Name/Phrase to a shirt in this shop?

Do you offer custom screen printing?
YES! if you have an idea you'd like us to print, or if you would like us to design something specifically for you please visit www.zenthreads.com and click on "custom printing" for more info. We offer free basic design or font set up for most custom ideas. Or send us a convo for more info.

Sorry, but we cannot add to or customize our Zen Threads prints with a personalized name, number, etc.

How do the sizes run?

We offer a variety of styles and sizes to make sure there is something for everyone. A "UNISEX" shirt is made to fit MEN AND WOMEN, and is sized just like a mens tee. Women will want to order at least one, or possibly 2 sizes smaller than you typically wear. **Applies to "UNISEX" STYLES ONLY, not our "Women's" tees.

PLEASE check the size chart measurements in your listing to choose the correct fit.

What is your turn around time? How can I RUSH my Order?

For quicker delivery, we offer a Rush 1-2 Day printing upgrade at checkout. You may add this by choosing the option before payment. We will move your order to the front of the line to ensure shipment within 2 business days. Transit time after shipment then takes 1-3 days depending on your location. You will receive a tracking number when shipped.

Otherwise, our turn around time varies between 2-7 business days to ship your order. Each order (besides towels and gift bags) is printed by hand so please allow time for your custom printed items. We will do our best to get them to you as timely as possible.
We thank you for shopping small!

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale. Please send us a convo if you would like to stock Zen Threads in your brick and mortar shop for more information.

Be sure to include your store name and location for a link to our pricing and order page.

Where do I send my Return?

Zen Threads
2908 Franklin Blvd, Ste A
Sacramento, CA 95818

PLEASE be sure to include a note with your exchange request and order info inside the package for quicker processing.

Seller details

ZenThreads is considered a professional seller (known as a trader) in the EU. What's this?