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        Slow Loris came to be in Oakland, California in the spring of 1997. Inside a storage room basement of an old cannery building, the very first t-shirts were printed. After graduating from California College of the Arts in 1998, Slow Loris founder Jessica Lynch left Oakland and returned home to Washington state, re-locating to Guemes Island. Slow Loris continued to thrive, screen printing drawings onto t-shirts, paper and clothing for people around the world, and touring bands like TV on the Radio, My Brightest Diamond, Karl Blau and The Lonely Forest.

        While keeping true to the hand made design quality, Jessica had her hands full and in 2007 teamed up with good friend Arlo Rumpff.  Arlo had been a fisherman in the Bering Sea, and was ready for a career change.  He brought his hard working spirit and enthusiasm to Slow Loris just in time. Jessica taught him how to screen print, (he's better than her now) models most of the shirts on the web site, and deals with the business side of Slow Loris. A few years later Maijah (aka Slow Elf) came along and whipped the studio into tip-top shape. Team Slow was now complete.

        Any average workday consists of drawing, painting, printing and folding many t-shirts in our solar powered studio, as well as island walks with a bunch of kids and dogs. The adopted motto "feeling strong and not in a hurry" reflects the pride Team Slow feels standing behind a quality hand made product for the past twenty years.  Make sure to follow @slow_loris_studio on Instagram, and check out each of the accounts (tagged in the above photos) for behind the scenes looks into our lives and the making of new designs. Slow Loris is a family run business, (both Jessica and Arlo's significant others help out and even the kids sometimes jump in!) always feel free to drop us a hello, we'd love to hear from you!  sales@slowshirts.com


        Want to shop in person?

        We have two Slow Loris store locations in Washington state:

        Slow Loris at Pike Place Market in Seattle #316 Downunder, on the 3rd floor

        Open 11am - 5pm daily

        Instagram: @slowlorispikeplace

        Slow Loris Shirt Shack in Anacortes, at the corner of 11th and Q.

        Open Friday: 1pm - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm

        Instagram: @slowlorisshirtshack

         

        Not in Washington?

        We also wholesale to many stores throughout the United States and the world!

        Email us to see if there is a store location near you.

        sales@slowshirts.com