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Part of our Shakespeare's Heroines collection, this unisex t-shirt takes inspiration from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in which Helena describes Hermia - 'And though she be but little, she is fierce.'
Screen-printed in the UK, with an inspiring sentiment, this t-shirt is a perfect gift for a fierce friend.
It's worth noting that Helena intended this to be an insult to Hermia and Hermia's reaction is not a positive one - "Little’ again? Nothing but ‘low’ and ‘little’!– / Why will you suffer her to flout me thus? / Let me come to her.” Despite Hermia's rejection of this remark, we do see examples of her boldness and defiance throughout the play with her refusing to obey the patriarchal expectations of her father and other male figures. In a modern context, 'little but fierce' is almost certainly seen as a compliment!
The t-shirt has a relaxed fit and comes in a soft grey colour in a mix of cotton and polyester.
65% polyester 35% cotton
Machine washable at 30 degrees. Avoid tumble drying or ironing on printed area.
Small: 45.7cm across chest, 69.5cm body length (UK 8-10)
Medium: 50.8cm across chest, 72cm body length (UK 12-14)
Large: 55.9cm across chest, 74.3cm body length (UK 16-18)
XL: 61cm across chest, 79cm body length (UK 18-20)
2XL: 66cm across chest, 81cm body length (UK 20-22)
(Please allow for a small amount of shrinkage the first time you wash the t-shirt)
Our t-shirts are produced by WRAP accredited factories. WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) is a globally recognized, independent 3rd party certifying body whose mission is to promote ethical, humane and lawful conditions and practices in all manufacturing facilities. The factories also follow internationally recognized guided principles such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to protect worker rights and include working conditions.
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