Why Do We
Retire Our Shirts?
Retire Our Shirts?
Why Do You Retire Your Shirts?
We get this question a lot. We’ve had people tell us it’s a terrible business idea to make a shirt everyone wants and then retire it. We disagree.
Our Pure Muskoka T-shirt club offers limited edition, Muskoka inspired shirts to our members. It is our goal to surprise and delight them with an awesome new design each and every month. Once they receive our shirt, we retire it. That is how we can offer a truly unique collection of shirts that you’re not going to see just anywhere. That’s how we make the T-shirt Club experience so special!
It’s about the experience - not just the t-shirt.
Part of the fun of being in the club is the anticipation of the surprise that is going to show up in the mail next month. It’s like Christmas morning. When you receive the package in the mail - it’s exciting. You have no idea what’s inside. What makes it special is that you were part of the club when that shirt came out. If (and when) you see other’s wearing it, you know exactly when and how they got it. You know it’s original and unique!
It’s also about us. We like the challenge of having to come up with a fresh new design every month. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but we’ve never been afraid of that. Maybe one day we’ll run out of design ideas, but we’re not even close to that. We love the challenge of surprising and delighting you each month.
Will you ever un-retire the shirts?
That’s not in the current plan. Every week we get a bunch of people begging and pleading to purchase retried shirts. The answer is always no. It takes away from the specialness of the club. We have made one small exception. Every year, on labour day weekend, we run a vote for the community to vote back one t-shirt to be part of our permanent collection. Last year, the Decisions, Decisions shirt won.