CustomInk Celebrates T-shirt Centennial

A Website, fundraising campaign, and more are part of the activities.

CustomInk, a Web-based custom T-shirt company, recently launched a nation-wide celebration for the 100th birthday of the T-shirt. The garments were first issued to the U.S. Navy in 1913, and given the significance of the T-shirt in American society, CustomInk has planned a tribute to the apparel.

Birthday activities from now through the end of the summer include an interactive birthday Website ( that features a timeline of major milestones in the history of the T-shirt, a gallery of the 100 most iconic T-shirts of all time (premiering in late April), T-shirt trivia, videos, and more.

There also will be a campaign to fundraise for troops, honoring the military origins of the T-shirt and America’s service men and women. Each month between now and the summer, CustomInk will feature a limited-edition, custom-designed T-shirt representing each branch of our military, designed by service members. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc., which supports members of America’s armed forces recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and their families. The U.S. Navy is up first. Click here to see the shirt.

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