A historical t-shirt available in black or white cotton.
The Mercy Seat T-Shirt is in part inspired by Nick Cave's 1988 song from the album Tender Prey, and by the story of William Francis Kemmler, the first man to be executed in the electric chair in 1890.
The Mercy Seat song tells the story of a man about to be executed by the electric chair. The "Mercy Seat" refers both to the throne of God in the heavens, which the man feels he will soon visit, and to the electric chair.
Kemmler was sentenced to death for the murder of his common law wife and was the first man in the world to be sent to the electric chair. Contemporary witness reports describe a horrific scene where Kemmler survived the first shock and had to be shocked again, the entire process lasting over 8 minutes.
Here at Hellwood our t-shirts are printed onto the Gildan Heavy Cotton brand of t-shirts (GD5000).
Material: 100% cotton.
Seamless twin needle collar.
Taped neck and shoulders.
Twin needle sleeves and hem.
Most of our t-shirts are printed onto the Gildan range of clothing. The Gildan tees are 100% preshrunk cotton. We find these tees are particularly suited to DTG printing and are available in a wide variety of sizes and colours. Occasionally, when stock dictates, we will use a similar brand of equivalent quality. All of our t-shirts are manufactured using the latest Direct To Garment printing (DTG) printing methods. Unlike traditional screen printing DTG does not require detailed layer seperation, screen preparation etc which makes it the ideal print solution for detailed, multi-coloured designs. As the name suggests, all our t-shirts have their designs printed directly onto the garment using specially formulated garment inks. For best results we recommend washing all our t-shirts inside out with similar colours and on a cool 30 degree wash. To avoid any excessive shrinkage avoid the tumble dryer and let Mother Nature do her work by line drying your tee.
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