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    Frequently asked questions about transforming your tee shirt into a one-of-a-kind creation.

    We cut out the best parts of your tee shirt(s) – those areas that feature graphics and images – and we stitch them into our block panel designs using some of our own surplus tee shirts and tee shirt material. Using an array of colors and shapes, each item becomes a unique work of art featuring your tee shirts’ graphics. All items are hand cut and stitched by skilled sewers.

    If the graphic is small we avoid cutting through it. In the case of medium to large graphics, the extent of the cutting through graphic areas is determined by the body style and the finished garment size. In some cases, the graphic may be cut in two sections and then stitched into separate panels of the garment. It is this “slice n’ dice” method and component panel design that creates the distinctive upcycled look and overall visual appeal.

    You can leave that to us. We have an extensive supply of surplus tee shirts and tee material in more colors than you can imagine. And as an artist uses a color pallet, our designers select colors that complement the colors of your tee shirts.

    Once again, you can leave that to us. We must assume that you sent us personal tee shirts that have meaning and are appealing to you. Our designers will use the best parts of your tee shirts to feature on your style of choice.

    We only use the non-graphic areas of our surplus tee shirts so we don’t visually compete with your tee shirt’s graphics. Your new one-of-a-kind custom garment features Your graphics and Your passion.

    Refried creates upcycled apparel for many organizations, retailers and brands. In doing so, we create our own surplus inventory which we cycle back into our innovative process. We also source tee shirts that are destined for the landfill or the incinerator and put them to good use. In all cases, sourced tee shirts are carefully inspected and sorted to prepare for the Refried transformation and to ensure a quality finished garment.

    Our surplus tee shirts are a mix of cotton and cotton blends. It is highly likely that each style will include different blends in our block panel design and construction.

    Yes, you can order as many Refried items as you like. However, if you have specific tee shirts that you want to use for specific garments, simply include a written note that clearly states which tee shirt(s) to use for each Refried garment. If you do not include a note, no problem. You can leave it up us and we’ll use your tee shirts in an appealing manner. (You will see a recommended number of tee shirts for each garment when you choose your styles.)

    Yes, of course. Simply include a written note that clearly states which tee shirt(s) to use for however many you choose. If you do not include a note, no problem. You can leave it up us and we’ll use your tee shirts in an appealing manner. (You will see a recommended number of tee shirts for each garment when you choose your styles.)

    Yes, all styles are available in all standard sizes. You can select the size when placing your order. All styles run true to size. For additional comfort and fit, Refried Skirts have a drawstring waste for a true-to-size fit. The Refried Tank Dress has a drawstring shoulder tie to adjust the length.

    Just one (1) tee shirt is all we need to create any style. However, you can send two (2) or three (3) tee shirts to add more personal appeal or to create a more visible graphic theme to the overall design. As an example, if you have multiple “music”, “sports teams” or “vacation” tees, you can wear your passion in louder fashion. (You will see the recommended number of tee shirts when you choose your style.)

    We only accept tee shirts. However, it’s fine to send different styles of tee shirts such as long/short/cap sleeve or sleeveless. You can also send hooded tee shirts. Just remember that the Refried style that you choose is the style you will receive.

    Sorry, no substitutions please. You can only choose the styles and options that are offered in our selection.

    We're committed to your satisfaction for every Refried product you purchase. If you are not satisfied with your finished custom garment we will refund 100% of your money within 21 days. After 21 days, we cannot offer refunds.

    Tee shirts must be sent to Refried Apparel within 90 days of purchase. After 90 days, Refried Apparel reserves the right to cancel your order and your money will not be refunded.

    Please send only the amount of tee shirts that associate with your order. If you send extra tee shirts, we cannot send them back.

    Ship your tee shirts to:
    Refried Apparel, 630 Belleville Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02745

    Refried garments wear and care just like your tee shirt. The more you wash and wear, the more comfortable the garment gets. And as with all tee shirts, machine drying may cause shrinking.

    We will ship your custom creation to the address you provide within 2-4 weeks from the time we receive your tee shirt(s).

    "It’s estimated that the global textile industry uses 98 million tons of resources a year, chiefly water & energy. Fabric dyes have polluted major rivers in India, Bangladesh, China and other countries."