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Rational Act Clothing is two friends, a screen printing machine, some design skills, and a whole lot of organic cotton. We started Rational Act way back in 2008 at a local pizza joint. It has since developed into what it is today – a dedication to supply earth-friendly clothing that looks good while upholding sustainable printing practices.

All of our clothing is printed on organic cotton purchased from American Apparel and Alternative Apparel. Our screening supplies are all earth-friendly. Our solvents and inks are much less toxic and our screening process is considerably more sustainable than "regular" printers.

Thanks and see you around!

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CUSTOM

We love custom orders here. Sure, it's good business, but it's also fun to work with someone to get them a cool shirt or twenty. We can vary more than just the design – we have access to the full catalog of American Apparel and Alternative Apparel products for bulk orders. We can do one shirt or a hundred shirts (probably not 10,000 though.)

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FAQ

All organic? All sustainable? Really?

Yes, really. Every product we use for printing-- from emulsion to dye-stripping solvent to the CFLs our basement studio is lighted with-- is enviro-conscious. We also use recycled papers and biodegradable shipping supplies, so you can feel good about your purchase, every step of the way!

What are your shipping policies?

We ship via usps with delivery confirmation included. If you live in the US, you pay $4/shirt for one shirt and $3/shirt for two or more. If you live outside of the US, you pay $7/shirt for one shirt and $5/shirt for two or more.. If you have any special requests regarding shipping, please contact us before you place your order.

What are your return policies?

If you find that something is wrong with your shirt - an imperfection, you got the wrong size or wrong shirt - you may contact us and send the shirt back within 7 days after receiving the product. Once we have received the returned item, we will either furnish a refund or send you another shirt. We will pay shipping to you, you will pay shipping to us. Please don't return shirts without first contacting us! Replacement shirts are not sent out until the original is sent back.

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I can't process my order... What gives?!

Currently, our checkout system (Google Checkout) will not accept international orders, so if your are ordering from outside of the US you will not be able to complete your order of this site. BUT, now that you are familiar with our products and you know what you want, you can visit our Etsy site and place your order there. Same products, same prices.

Can you print me a copy of this cool shirt I once had?

Yes. But it's really hard to do a one-off and so we can't do it for the $10 you originally paid for that TMNT shirt. Head over to Custom Orders for more.

When are you coming out with an ABC version of shirt XYZ?

When enough people ask for it. So, ask us! We can also print you any of our designs on any of the color shirts we carry. We may suggest that you don't put black ink on a black shirt, but hey, it's your party.

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Wait, this Pittsburgh shirt I ordered was made in Baltimore? Wait, this Baltimore shirt I ordered was shipped from Pittsburgh?

We grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and went to school (at different colleges) in Baltimore. John still lives in Baltimore. Allie moved back to Pittsburgh. That's all. It doesn't make you a bad Pittsburgher/Baltimorean. We promise.

Hey! You didn't answer all my questions!

If you don't find the answers you are looking for here, please feel free to contact us and we will answer all of your questions as soon as possible.

CONTACT

Any questions, concerns, suggestions, thanks, and/or vows of devotion can be sent to either John at john[at]rationalact[dot]com or Allie at alexandra[at]rationalact[dot]com.

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BALTIMORE

Much requested, much loved, much purple Baltimore. The aquarium's waves and the trade center's lights are painted by hand onto each individual shirt.

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baltimore ladies shirt
baltimore ladies shirt
baltimore ladies shirt
baltimore ladies shirt
baltimore ladies shirt

BALTIMORE LADIES

Much requested, much loved, much purple Baltimore, and now in women's sizes!. The aquarium's waves and the trade center's lights are still all painted by hand onto each individual shirt.

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your powers combined shirt
your powers combined shirt
your powers combined shirt
your powers combined shirt
your powers combined shirt
your powers combined shirt

YOUR POWERS COMBINED

Ma-Ti, we hardly knew ye. A 90's cartoon throwback that doesn't beat you over the head? And it looks cool? No way! Plus, Gaia would be proud of the all-organic shirt it's printed on. Printed on both galaxy (blue) and cinder (grey).

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evolution shirt
evolution shirt
evolution shirt
evolution shirt

EVOLUTION

Ok, so, "jellyfish - fish - lizard - armadillo" isn't exactly biologically accurate. But "ugly fish - weird fish with legs - mouse thing - bigger mouse - armadillo" is not as exciting.

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circle of life shirt
circle of life shirt
circle of life shirt
circle of life shirt
circle of life shirt

CIRCLE OF LIFE

Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. But Dad, don’t we eat the antelope? Yes, son, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.

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pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt
pittsburgh shirt

PITTSBURGH

The nation's prettiest skyline, now on your hemline. The point state park fountain is painted by hand onto each individual shirt. Printed on black and dijon (yellow).

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