The SBC Design Collective

As a small business, we at Space Bear understand the passion, commitment and dedication that goes into everything we do. We recognize the importance of supporting other small businesses, even when cheaper options exist. Rather than outsource our clothing manufacturing overseas or cutting corners on unethically produced garments, we are please to announce our partnership with Mumble Tease, a local hand crafted clothing company. We insist on using American Apparel, sweatshop-free clothing for our clothing line, and our t-shirts are printed exclusively on American Apparel organic cotton.

In addition to the first generation of Space Bear clothing, Mumble Tease has designed a limited edition colour variation of “mushrooms” which is limited to only 100 pieces.

Here’s a little background on Heather, the creative mind behind Mumble Tease:

“I started Mumble Tease some time in 2010 for somewhat selfish reasons. I mostly thought it would be awesome to wear shirts with my own doodles on them. Who would’ve thought that five or so years later, designing and silk-screening silly t-shirts would be my full-time employment? I sure didn’t! But here I am!”

“I actually studied to be an illustrator, graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Design, but fell in love with silk-screening when I took a weekend-long Continuing Education course after graduating. After that short introduction to the world of silk-screening, printing shirts slowly took up more and more of my time over the next couple of years, until it became clear that illustration was not the path for me, but t-shirts and silk-screening was!"

“The designs themselves all start out as drawings in one of my many sketchbooks. When I doodle, I don’t really have anything in mind when I’m starting out, but just put down a few random lines or shapes and then let my imagination take over, turning those simple beginnings into a world of silly creatures and patterns and general weirdness! I have lots of fun flipping through pages and pages of drawings to find the next Mumble Tease designs."
“Then comes the really magical part: seeing my drawings come to life silk-screened on the fabric. I really do love what I do, and feel so grateful that there are other people out there who appreciate my art as well. T-shirts have become the perfect way for me to share my whimsical art and sense of humour with others in a functional and accessible way. I really feel like I’m brightening the world one silly shirt at a time!"
Please be sure to check out www.mumbletease.com for original artwork, drawn and silk-screened by hand.