The Affirmations Tee features three affirmations written by different folks on the Empire Team:

  • Reframe "it's already been done" to "it hasn't been done by me." Go for it.
    • featuring the whale shark because every single whale shark is unique. Not one shark has the same stripes and dots as the other.
  • I am led by my dreams, not by my fears.
    • featuring the water buffalo, a strong and dependable animal-- one that's relied on the most out of all domestic animals 
  • All my efforts will allow me to shine
    • ​​​​​​​featuring the sun bear, a frequent sun-bathing bear known for its beaming-crescent patch



celebrating you, your Empire, & the community you build with


Our first ever collection that is 100% designed and manufactured in california & made of 100% recycled cotton


Throughout this collection, you'll find Whale Sharks, Sun Bears, Water Buffalos, the Great Egret, Orchids, Hibiscuses, Coconut Trees, Rafflesias, and Lilies. What do the animals and plants in this assortment have in common? They're all found in two or more of the Empire Team's homelands: Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.


This collectionis a happy reminder of the new landscapes you create with those lifting you up. We often get lost in the scheme of things but, thanks to our chosen families, we can refocus and come together in creating anew.

Affirmations Tee