recent Fat American designs

Martin Luther King T-shirt Mark Twain T-shirt George Bernard Shaw T-shirt Edward Murrow T-shirt Amelia Earhart T-shirt Mahatma Gandhi T-shirt

We’ve been at it since 2001, designing and printing sweatshop free tees with forward thinking messages and famous progressive heroes.

Fat American began as a scheme to cover expenses for a group of activists traveling to an anti-war protest in New York City’s Central Park, and quickly evolved into a online business that sponsored vans which transported college students to similar anti-war actions. We rarely take our shirts on the road these days, but still make an impact through collaborative projects with non-profit organizations.

T-Shirt Specifications

– Our shirts are hand screen printed in small runs with water based inks that are easy on the environment. We achieve soft breathable imprints by practicing “soft hand” printing techniques. ┬áNO stiff plastic inks. Our shirts are available through this website and a few small independent retailers.

– We print on USA made, sweatshop free, American Apparel brand t-shirts.

How to Order

1. From our shop click the thumbnail of the shirt/item you would like to purchase.

2. From the drop down menu on the right side of the screen choose your shirt size and click the “ADD TO CART” button. Your shirt will be added to your cart. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have everything you want.

3. When you are finished shopping click the yellow “checkout with paypal” button in the shopping cart. Then follow the steps until the transaction is complete. Paypal will issue an order confirmation by email. PLEASE NOTE: You no longer need a Paypal account to make a purchase through Paypal. Just pay with your credit card.

If you are having problems ordering please contact us.


– At this time, we only accept PayPal payments (Visa/MC/AMEX/DISCOVER). Paypal does not require customers to sign up for an account anymore. When checking out look under the paypal account login for the “Pay with debit or credit card” button, click and follow the required steps.

– Please make sure your shipping address is correct with PayPal before you check out. We cannot replace orders lost in the mail due to shipping to an incorrect address. If the order is returned to our PO BOX, we will gladly re-ship it to your current address, but you will need to cover shipping costs.

– Orders must ship to your confirmed PayPal address. If your confirmed PayPal address does not match the address you would like your order shipped to, please confirm the correct address within PayPal BEFORE making payment.

– Your PayPal receipt serves as your order confirmation. If for some reason you do not receive a receipt from PayPal, please check in with us.

SHIPPING & Delivery times

NEW! Flat Rate Shipping Costs
$5 per order for shipments within the US and Canada.
$10 per order for shipments to the Rest of the World.

Whether you order one shirt or a thousand shirts, you pay the same flat rate.

Delivery Time
We ship shirts 1 or 2 times a week depending on the volume of orders we receive. We ship via USPS from Orlando, FL.

For US Shipments:
– Orders under 13oz ship First Class: Allow 2-12 days.
– Orders over 13oz ship Priority Mail: Allow 2-10 days.

For International Shipments:
-All orders ship First Class International. Allow 10-16 days.


Usually, anything on our site that you can put in your shopping cart is available immediately, but since we update our website manually there’s a slight chance that we can be sold out of a size that is listed as available. If this happens we will contact you with an expected shipping date. If you prefer not to wait or the shirt will not be reprinted we can issue a refund.


-Satisfaction is guaranteed. We’ll happily refund or exchange shirts that you purchased within 20 days of your order. Please contact us concerning all returns or exchanges before sending shirts back.


Each shirt sent back must be new, unworn, unwashed, free of damage, and in it’s original condition. Please include $3 (check, money order, paypal) for each shirt to cover the cost of shipping the replacements. If the reason for the exchange is due to an error on our part or a defect in the merchandise we will cover shipping costs. Sale items cannot be returned or exchanged.


Each shirt sent back must be new, unworn, unwashed, free of damage, and in it’s original condition. Refunds will be issued upon receipt of shirts. Our shipping costs will be deducted from your refund. Sale items cannot be returned or exchanged.


If you decide to cancel your order contact us immediately so we can stop the shipment. If the order has already shipped by the time you notify us, the cancellation will then follow the procedure for returns. Please see instructions for returns above.

Privacy Policy

– We do not share our data with anyone. Period.
– We do not rent, sell or distribute our customer base or newsletter e-mails to anyone. Your privacy is important to us and is completely guaranteed.