Sizing is based off the waist measurement, two finger widths above your belly button. If you're in the middle between two sizes and you desire a tighter fit for more compression then choose the smaller size. The shirts have a longer hem for a tighter fit over the hips.
My compression products are specifically made to address deep pressure and sensory needs. Whereas, Nike and Under Armour compression shirts are designed specifically to promote blood flow during workouts. Athletic compression shirts use a lower percentage of spandex (5-8%) in their fabric, meaning they apply a lower amount of compression when compared to my shirts which have 12% spandex.
When compared to other autism compression shirts, my compression shirts have a higher percentage of spandex and a much softer feel. I don’t use any shiny or irritating materials. Spio compression shirts have zippers in the back and are made to be an orthosis for join stability. While their product applies a more custom and tighter fit, not everyone needs that amount of restriction.
I’ve intentionally designed in details that look stylish while also functioning as a form of fidget or tactile sensory input. I think through details to reduce irritation such as seaming being completely tag-less.
I’m aware and sensitive to the overall costs that families are spending on various autism therapies and products. I believe in not charging more simply because my product is designed for a medical purpose and I use the words ‘autism’ and ‘sensory’ in my description. I believe quality is important and do not cut corners when it comes to choosing fabrics and selecting my manufacturing partners. All my products are made in the US at manufactures with fair wages. In order to be a sustainable business and continue to be able to research, test, and create new products, I need to have enough money to reinvest from current products back into my business. You have my promise that where I can lower prices and maintain the same high level of quality and style I will.
Traditional retail markup their products at 5x their cost. Mine is only 2x the cost.
I believe in transparency, each shirt cost $26 to make. Here is a breakdown of my cost for one long sleeve Charlie shirt:
You will receive a confirmation and tracking email when your product has shipped. If you ordered an item while in stock shipping usually takes 1-3 business days within the US.
Yes of course! If possible to, we'd like returns within 30 days. On your email confirmation you will be able to select return. If you don't see that option please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, on your email receipt you should be able to cancel an order. If you have any problems please reach out to us at email@example.com
Unfortunately, there are hardly ever any silver bullet solutions for anything in the world. I do not make claims that my products will be able to make a person focus 100% of the time or become a completely different person.
I base my designs off evidence-based research and open to having my products tested to understand the extent of its benefits.
From my experience in healthcare design you have to care for a person holistically and think about all the parts in the system. My products alone won't be a silver bullet, but my shirts combined with other therapies or diets may make the person and system function better. I know that if you've met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. While my products will help some people, I know they won’t be helpful to everyone. I respect a trial and error approach and encourage you to try a shirt and if it doesn't satisfy your needs return it.