Here you can find answers to your questions about Anno Phoenicis.

What does the name “Anno Phoenicis” mean?

But shouldn’t it be “Annus Phoenicis”?

What T-shirts does Anno Phoenicis use for printing?

Where are Anno Phoenicis’ T-shirts produced?

Are Anno Phoenicis’ T-shirts produced in sweatshops?

Are Anno Phoenicis’ products eco-friendly?

What can I do about the smell?

Does Anno Phoenicis ship internationally?

What does the name “Anno Phoenicis” mean?

The name means “in the Year of the Phoenix.” In part, it is a reference to 2017, or its equivalent in the Chinese calendar, which is the “Year of the Fire Rooster” or “Fire Bird”. The phoenix is also a symbol of rebirth, and particularly rebirth from a crisis situation. At Anno Phoenicis, we consider the rise of Donald Trump as president of the United States and of authoritarian leaders in many countries, and the weakening of international organizations such as the European Union and of global agreements, to be a crisis that necessitates such a renewal.

But shouldn’t it be “Annus Phoenicis”?

Yeah, you’re right. “Annus Phoenicis” is the nominative form in Latin, and thus would be more appropriate. However, “Anno Phoenicis” just sounds better to us.

What T-shirts does Anno Phoenicis use for printing?

We use the American Apparel 2001 Men’s T-shirt, which is back after a break of about six months. The hiatus was because American Apparel was sold to the Canadian company Gildan. As of July 7, production has resumed, but only a limited range of colours are currently available.

Where are Anno Phoenicis’ T-shirts produced?

American Apparel originally produced all their T-shirts in the United States. However, some operations have been moved to countries in Central America.

Are Anno Phoenicis’ T-shirts produced in sweatshops?

No. Although some of its production is done outside the United States, American Apparel and their new owners are committed to ethical standards that rule out the use of sweat shops.

Are Anno Phoenicis’ products eco-friendly?

We try to do our best to minimize waste in packaging and use eco-friendly packaging materials. The ink used in printing is water-based, so it is relatively eco-friendly.

What can I do about the smell?

A newly printed shirt will smell because of the ink used in printing. However, this will disappear when you wash it for the first time.

Does Anno Phoenicis ship internationally?

Yes, we can ship to any country apart from Cuba, Iran and North Korea. Various shipping options are available, depending on how quickly you want your product to arrive and whether or not you need tracking.