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Mel's Tea Room

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$38.00 CAD
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Mel's Tea Room has been a landmark in our small town of Sackville, NB for over a century. First opened up in 1919 by Mel Goodwin, the diner began its life as a fruit and ice cream parlour and, over the years, evolved into one of the most beloved 50s style diners in southern New Brunswick. Sadly, despite the most recent owners best efforts, Mel's fell victim to a series of unfortunate events, and has shut its doors for good as of fall 2022. 

These tees are a homage to this now historical landmark, featuring one of the most recognizable (soon to be past) features of Sackville's downtown - the iconic Mel's diner sign. 

Half of the proceeds of the sale from this tee go to helping the family/past owners recover from losing the business. 

-Hand printed with water-based inks for a detailed and durable print that won't crack or peel over time.

-Super soft feel with a classic fit, neither too loose or too tight, with tailored sleeves.

-Women's fit also available here.

  • Our unisex style tees are made with the softest CVC or triblend fabrics. Due to Covid-related inventory shortages, we often have to mix and match between fabric blends. But all sizing is the same.
    CVC - 60% cotton, 40% polyester
    Triblend - 50% polyester, 25% Airlume combed ringspun cotton, 25% rayon.
  • Pre-washed to reduce shrinkage. Machine wash, tumble dry low.
  • Size chart
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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Mel's Tea Room Shirt is fantastic

I bought this shirt for my husband and he loves it. It is soft and fits him well even though he is tall.

Jade Lister
Great product!

Great quality and wonderful design!

Fantastic shirts and customer service!

Love these shirts! They’re soft, well made and the artwork is fabulous! Customer service was amazing when the wrong sized shirt was sent - even with a little hiccup, a new shirt still arrived before Christmas! Big Cheers!!

K Tower
Quality TShirt

The Mel’s Tearoom t shirt is soft, with the logo true to that of the business it represents! The size seems about right. They are gifts so once given we will know better on fit! Product came quickly!

Bradley Boudreau
Mel's tea room

great design, but the sizing is off. Large is more like a medium

  • Sally M.

    "I’ve shared your site with family, my guys loved your awesome t-shirts and the designs are just so fun and Canadian! Yahoo from the west."

  • Kris G.

    "There are only two prerequisites that I expect in a T, a great design, and a good fit. The shirts that we get ... from Blackhare ... are of outstanding quality and have tastefully unique graphics that suit our personalities and can be worn anywhere. I love these shirts, and wear them almost every day! On top of it all, the folks at Blackhare are easy to order from, and you always know what you are going to get. It’s not that I don’t wear other shirts but my shirts from Blackhare are always a “go to” in my wardrobe."

  • Praneeta M.

    "...the customer service (I think I spoke to Monica) was amazing and I was convinced that you are a small business that cares. So I bought.
    Post purchase:Now that I have them, I think I'll shop more because I did not expect the tshirts to be so soft and comfy. My husband loved them and wears them often."

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We've built our brand on the amazing fit and feel of our tees. That's because we only print on premium fabrics that are super soft, hold a nice, flattering fit without being too tight or boxy, and won't get stretched out or pill after repeated washes and wears.

All of our tees are hand printed in our home studio in Sackville, New Brunswick on a four screen printing press. We use only eco-friendly, water-based inks for our designs, which tends to give our graphics a slightly transparent, vintage feel.

We love running a small-scale creative business that can offer you uniquely inspired designs and goods that you won't be able to find anywhere else. We're also dedicated to continually evolving our business to align with our own personal values of transparency in pricing and sustainability in our processes and practices. Join us in re-shaping what business can look like, and get the most comfortable tee you've ever had while you're at it!

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