I just learned that a member of The Revivalist’s Facebook community is making great Appalachian t-shirts. Kathy Anderson, a West Virginian native who now lives within spitting distance of the Georgia mountains, sells these gems under the moniker Appalachian Dry Goods.
Kathy paints the beautiful watercolors that adorn the shirts herself. She silk screens them, and prints them on carefully selected t’s that were made “from seed to shirt” in South Carolina. The cotton is 100 percent organic. No synthetic fertilizers, harsh chemicals, or pesticides are used when these shirts are made.
South Carolina’s soil and waterways thank her for that, and we thank her for her lovely designs. Kathy says that she has always thought the mountains were under-represented in Southern culture, so she paints “the things of the Appalachian region that she loves – like the wildlife in the rivers and mountains.”
Personally, I dig her fish shirts, but I have to say that my personal favorite is the Appalachian topographical map t, mostly because when I look close, I think I can see my momma’s house!
Which do you like?