Hard Times T-Shirt
Hard Times T-Shirt
Hard Times T-Shirt
Hard Times T-Shirt
Hard Times T-Shirt
Hard Times T-Shirt
Hard Times T-Shirt

Hard Times T-Shirt

Regular price$49.00 CAD
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  • In stock, ready to ship
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  • Hand Drawn Graphic | Screen Printed Locally | Made Ethically
  • Model one is wearing a size small in the length "standard" (un-tucked / tucked in).
  • 100% soft cotton.
  • Discharge-based ink.
  • Machine wash cold. No bleach or stain remover. Lay flat to dry.

Gender Inclusive Casual Fit.

Hemmed length shirts are avaialble for selected items only and are shorter than standard length shirts.

For other items, semi-crop options are a similar length to hemmed shirts but have a raw-edge bottom.

Standard length shirts are standard "unisex" length with a finished bottom.

Original art hand-drawn by co-owner, Jill Davis.

Screen printed in our partner studio located in Ottawa, ON.

Screen-print machinery requires manual adjustments and close supervision. This means print appearance may have slight variation from one product to the next.

I love being a good partner. The one who seemingly has endless energy for massages, cooking, cleaning, errands, you name it. But sometimes I can get so carried away living through this validating persona that I forget about balance and what I need to feel energized and at ease.⁠

Although this behaviour is majorly focused within my romantic relationship, people pleasing does extend beyond the walls of my home and into my family relationships, work relationships and friendships.⁠

People pleasing is more than just doing things to be liked. It's about feeling validated and valuable in relationships where you give it your all (and more). People pleasers however, give away so much of their time and energy to others that they become worn out, anxious and even resentful.⁠

People pleasing can be a result of many things - Perhaps you want to avoid conflict or you fear rejection. Maybe you’re scared of disappointing others or you want to avoid the guilt of saying no. It’s possible you may have a need going unmet and you’re hoping to get something in return, or you don’t know how to adequately meet your own needs so you focus on meeting others instead.⁠

So how do you stop people pleasing and transform the way you show up for the people you love without a scoreboard and worse - forgetting to show up for yourself?⁠

1. Be honest - Tune into how you REALLY feel.⁠
2. Acknowledge your needs - Always put your own oxygen mask on first friends!⁠
3. Say NO - Your no’s will have people trust your yes’s!⁠
4. Develop a self-care routine - Attend to your physical, emotional and spiritual needs daily.⁠
5. Let go of guilt / fear - The worthwhile relationships in your life will be those that value your energy.⁠

Setting clear boundaries and checking in with yourself will stop letting reward and punishment determine your behaviour. While it may not be an easy switch or something you (or I) will master overnight - identifying your people pleasing tendencies and coming up with alternative approaches that respect your capacity for generosity will create sustainable relationships where everyone involved feels safe, loved and respected.

In Stock Items: As a small business we take 2-12 business days to fulfill orders. Once your order has been packed at our warehouse it is dropped off at a Chit Chats location where packages are processed and then handed to country-specific carriers (Canada Post, USPS, DHL, etc.)

Pre-order Items: If your order contains a pre-order item, all items are held until the pre-order items are ready. Please see individual product page for estimated shipping dates for pre-order items.

Easy 30-Day Returns: We want to make your experience with Octopied Mind unforgettable. For this reason, our Returns Policy is super simple. You have 30 days from the day you receive your order to decide if it's not quite right. Everything you buy on our site is eligible for return except final sale items, graveyard (defect) items and intimates. Please visit our returns page for more info.

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At Octopied Mind we want you to feel confident in what you wear and how it's made. As we grow into the brand we aspire to be, we ask for your patience and feedback along this journey. If you identify ways in which we can improve, please let us know!

radical transparency
meet jill & sarah
founders of om

Jill Davis (right) and Sarah Vezina (left) are two best friends from small town Dalhousie, New Brunswick. They grew up in the same neighbourhood, took the same bus, had the same babysitter and even rode on the same bike (because Sarah couldn't afford her own). Their inseparability and toxic dependency lasted through adulthood where they quit their corporate jobs to work with each other instead. Given that no one can tell them apart, it's clear that Octopied Mind has been founded on the melting and merging of their brain power, creativity and essence - All of which are used to produce the strange and vulnerable graphic art you see today.

raw edge cropping
custom lengths

A raw-edge crop method is done with a rotary tool. This tool makes a clean cut and allows the fabric to roll up slightly over time. We do not fold over the material and sew it once it has been cut to prevent rolling unless otherwise stated. We also do not recommend you cut your own shirts at home (especially with scissors) unless we've given you proper guidance on how to do so.