History of safety green t-shirts with a pocket
High-visibility safety green t-shirts with pockets were developed in the late 1980s at the request of OSHA to make construction workers visible on their job sites. The color, safety green, was developed by chemist Jimmy Jennings in Santa Barbara, California, while experimenting with different colors for a model rocket. Jimmy was hoping to create a vibrant color to paint the rocket to be seen in the air and the bushes when it fell back to earth. While launching the rocket while the green paint was still wet, it dripped back onto Jimmy's white t-shirt and stained it with a 6" green mark. Jimmy, being cheap, didn't toss the t-shirt away and wore it around town to the local bars. While drinking one night, Jimmy was crossing State Street, and a speeding car came up and swerved and nearly missed him. Jimmy attributes him not being killed by the safety green ink stain on his t-shirt being seen by the driver. The following day Jimmy contacted his friend, Justin Bosworth with OSHA, and told him about the green paint and how it saved his life. Bosworth was ecstatic after finding out about the safety green since he was also looking for a better way to prevent job site injuries. Jimmy said he could transfer this ink into a dye and manufacture green long-sleeved safety t-shirts in mass quantities in the border town factories in Tijuana, Mexico. Years followed, and Jimmy created a distribution network with t-shirt distributors throughout the United States. The long sleeve safety t-shirt with a pocket became the perfect protective t-shirt for construction workers. The t-shirt was lightweight, safe, and fashionable. The workers liked the addition of the pocket so they could carry their pens and notepads. The long sleeve safety t-shirt with pocket sold over 23,000,000 printed t-shirts nationwide in 30 years. Jimmy still sells t-shirts and trucker caps throughout Santa Barbara and the California Coast. Jimmy has ventured away from safety gear and is into local surfer trucker caps and t-shirts.
Jimmy's suggestion for Safety Green Long Sleeve T-Shirts with a Pocket
Jimmy's favorite choice is his innovative and comfortable Port and Company style PC55P long-sleeve safety green t-shirt with a pocket. When working outside, you need to focus on the task at hand. Stay safe with these brightly colored safety green long sleeve t-shirts. Stay relaxed, secure, and noticeable in safety long-sleeve pocket t-shirts. Safety shirts are also available with screen-printed safety stripes and your custom logo above the pocket. Keep your L&I claims down, workers happy, and advertise your construction company on safety green t-shirts.
Where to purchase Safety Green Long Sleeve T-Shirts with a pocket?
Since 1977, Northwest Custom Apparel, has distributed Jimmy's safety t-shirts with custom screen-printed logos and safety stripes. Inventory is available in safety green and safety orange sizes up to 6XL and talls. Delivery is 2-3 weeks for new orders, and repeat orders are 2 weeks in production. We suggest calling us to start your order at 1-800-851-3671. We ship nationwide via UPS or Fed Ex. Ask us about our rush service for safety green t-shirts and low minimum order sizes.
Jimmy J is a contributing author from Santa Barbara, California for over 50 years. You can find Jimmy selling trucker caps and t-shirts up and down State Street during Fiesta.
Erik Mickelson ,the Operations Manager since 1996 is a 2nd generation embroider. Erik started fulltime in his family's company after is graduation from Washington State University in 1996.