How to make your own ‘science’ t-shirt
The t-shirts are meant to remind people that it’s okay to be different.
“We’ve all got these ideas about what we think is cool and what we don’t, and it just really makes it hard for people to see that you can make things,” said Toni Pugh, who started the company in 2014.
“The t-shirts are very much about showing that you have an idea of what you want and you can be successful in that.”
Pugh says the shirts are meant for women who want to get into STEM, and have no intention of wearing them for the rest of their lives.
“It’s about letting people know that, ‘This is who I am,'” she said.
“This is the way I am and I want to share that with people, and to make people feel that it isn’t a bad idea.”
The tshirts are also meant to encourage people to support each other and fight for the future.
“In order for us to have a future, we need each other,” said Pugh.
“And so when we put a t-shaped shirt on our heads, we want to tell people that we support eachother.”
Priti Dix is a freelance writer from Cape Breton.
She writes about technology and design and is on Twitter @pritidix.