Why This Bella+Canvas T-Shirt Costs $325,000
Bella+Canvas can now gloat that it has made the most expensive T-shirt ever. No, distributors and end-buyers don’t need to suddenly worry about spending a small fortune for a cotton tee.
British Artist Damien Hirst, who has done expensive collaborations with brands like Supreme, started a contest to give away one of his own T-shirts that he painted, The winner of the contest recently listed the T-shirt on eBay, with bidding opening at $325,000. As it happens, the T-shirt, which features the eBay logo across the chest, was made by Bella+Canvas.
"It was so exciting—one of our team members came across the article 'Damien Hirst's eBay T-shirt' published on Uncrate.com,” Summer Barry, vice president of marketing for Bella+Canvas, told Promo Marketing. “We immediately saw that the painted T-shirt was none other than our best-selling 3413 Unisex Triblend S/S Tee. This T-shirt is made from our uniquely soft triblend fabrication that's ultra comfortable to wear, but also is the perfect canvas for print artwork and messaging."
It might’ve been a surprise, but Barry said she’s frankly not “totally surprised” that he used their shirt. Not only because she said it’s so soft, but because it’s been used by other high profile artists like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Flume and G-Eazy.
“We just think it’s awesome to see a world-renowned artist choose us as his canvas, just as so many creatives in our industry do,” Barry added. “We are all about innovation and being different, so we love the idea of the T-shirt being reinvented as a piece of art.”