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Mel's Tea Room - Women's Tee

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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 relaxed fit, slightly tailored at the waist, with flattering fitted sleeves. 

  • 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 11 reviews
jeff snowdon
Awesome Tees !!

Tees so nice I had to come back and buy more !!

K Tower
Awesome T!

This t shirt fits to size and is soft! Love the Mel’s Tearoom logo!

Lydia Tower Murtagh
Mel’s keepsake tee

Excellent quality, Washes up nicely, And I’m over the moon to have a little something to remember Mel’s.
Thank you! 👌

Shannon Santori
Mel’s Tea Room

Love the graphic and T-shirt quality, but I wish I had gone with the unisex style or a size up in the women’s style. Based on the description of the fit, I thought it was going to be a relaxed fit, which it isn’t. I didn’t go down a size, as suggested in the description, but stuck to my usual size and it is still very fitted.
Next time, I’ll try the unisex fit.

Maria McMorrow
Currently wearing it!

So happy to rep the classic Mel's Tea Room t-shirt. I love the graphic, I received timely help answering international shipping questions and am glad to support a small printshop.

  • 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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