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Manufactured from scratch


We are proud to introduce Vermont made t-shirts from the Green Mountains of New England. The shirts will be made from start to finish from 100% cotton that is knit in the US, and carefully cut and sewn right here in Vermont on sewing machines operated by local people. We are presenting this concept directly to you, the consumer as a crowdfunding campaign to help us raise the capital we need to launch the operation. Order and pay for your shirt today and we will manufacture and ship it to you in a few months. You can choose from one of 3 fabric colors for a classic blank t-shirt, or pick from one of 6 original local artist designs, screen-printed by our friends at New Duds. Wholesale inquiries welcome at info@queencitydrygoods.com.






Our shirts are made from super soft, lightweight, 6 oz US knit cotton jersey. We compared all our favorite t-shirts and boiled them down into the best combination of fit and construction for comfort and durability, complete with hemmed sleeves and waist, a ribbed cotton neckband, and a taped shoulder/neck seam, and our label.  Our logo, sizing and care information are all transferred to the fabric, so there's no need for a separate label.


All printed designs are created by local Vermont artists.  A portion of the proceeds from each shirt sale goes to the artist for as long as we keep printing that design!  You are supporting local manufacturing, as well as local artists. 

Motorcycle by Torrey Valyou (of New Duds)


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Crystalline Abstraction of Rosie the Ferocious Fury Mini-Dragon by Abby Manock


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Church Street Monster by James Belizia 


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 Cyclist by Ryan Ober


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Hexi Propagation by Scott André Campbell



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This unique full coverage process is only possible because we actually manufacture the shirt from scratch.  We take the raw fabric and hit it with a giant 58" x 36" screen that repeats to cover the entire roll of fabric. Then, the printed fabric is cut and sewn into a t-shirt with Scott's pattern on every inch of the shirt.

Queen City Dry Goods logo shirt by Ryan Ober


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The classic Queen City crew neck cut comes in a unisex size run that will accommodate both men and women. Check our size chart below to identify the best fit for you. Measurements are shoulder to shoulder across the back. We pre-shrink the shirts before shipping, so your t-shirt fits properly right out of the package.  

Take any shirt that fits you well, lay it on a flat surface and measure from shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the back. Match that measurement to the closest size below:

XS (15 7/8") S (17 1/8"") M (18 3/8"") L (19 3/8") XL (20 3/8") XXL (21 5/8")



Your pre-order allows us to purchase the raw materials, pay the stitchers, and cover operating expenses so that we can implement an ongoing manufacturing operation. If we reach our second fundaraising tier of 40K, we will add a women's cut to our line. There is no ceiling to the fundraising campaign. The more pre-orders we sell, the better we will be positioned to establish a successful manufacturing operation.

TIER 1  10K funding goal. Production begins on your crew neck t-shirts

TIER 2  40K funding goal. We add a second, more fitted women's t-shirt with scoop neck and slight A-line shape.

Thanks for viewing!

See our previous Kickstarter project for the Queen City Racer Jacket.  The project was successfully funded and the jackets have been manufactured and shipped to happy customers! 

Check out our other products on the QCDG website 

and our friends at Eat More Kale      

Rosie at the shop

Video by Nick Stefani, music by Chris Renna

Photography http://www.rlphoto.com/





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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I order a shirt and it doesn't fit me?

    Send your shirt back and we will exchange it for the correct size. We'll cover the shipping

  • What is the cut of the T-shirt?

    The cut is designed dto be a nice balance of fit and function. Not a lot of extra material, but nott super tight either. The waist falls just below the belt and the sleeves will land about mid bicep

  • Where does the fabric come from?

    Our fabric is knit in the US from 100% cotton yarn. The yard is imported.

  • Is the ink water-based


  • What if I order a shirt and it doesn't fit me?

    Send your shirt back and we will exchange it for the correct size. We'll cover the shipping

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