Linux clothes specialist HELLOTUX from Europe recently signed an agreement with Red Hat to make embroidered Fedora t-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts. They have been making Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and other Linux shirts for more than a decade and now the collection is extended to Fedora.
UPDATE: There’s a special coupon code below that provides some savings on an order. Read onward for more details!
Instead of printing, they use programmable embroidery machines to make the Fedora embroidery. All of the design work is made exclusively with Linux; this is a matter of principle.
Some photos of the embroidering process for a Fedora sweatshirt:
You can get Fedora polos and t-shirts in blue or black and the sweatshirt in gray here.
Oh, “just one more thing,” as Columbo used to say: you can get a $5/€5 discount on your order when you use the coupon code FEDORA5. Order directly from the HelloTux website.
[Editor’s note: Updated on 4 March 2020 at 1745 UTC to add the coupon code.]
I have the polo and the sweatshirt. They’re great!
Tudo bem que os materiais possam ser de qualidade, porém 78USD em 2 camisas polos , que no caso do Brasil sairia por algo em torno de R$ 318,00 é muito caro.
Paul W. Frields
Unfortunately there’s not much that the Fedora Project can do about currency exchange rates.
If only their polo shirts had pockets……..I just don’t wear anything else…..
Firehose cargo pants.
What about logo redesign? How long the current one will be… current? Is it worth buying now with the old one?
Die sehen geil aus..Aber es ist viel zu teuer &(
WHAT SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE ARE USED TO DO THAT ?
When Fedora will start using new logo, making these t-shirts out-of-date?
Yazan Al Monshed
Nice Loved that, But What is the Software Using to make this Logo T-Shirt?. Inkscape, etc..
No 3xl? Jokes aside, I’m a larger gentleman and I like my garments to be relaxed fitting.
Paul W. Frields
@Nicci: Please direct requests to HELLOTUX. The Magazine doesn’t run that business.
Not very girl-friendly these ones sigh 🙁
Paul W. Frields
@Marzena: Have you raised a suggestion to HELLOTUX to offer women’s cut/sizes? The Magazine editors don’t run the shop and can’t do anything about this. 🙂
Look’s good. Good idea.
I prefer open source , this robot-machine are open source? I can design , put to memory and run this as open source?
The stitching quality is very rich and well finished. What embroidery machine did you used on it? Want to have some machines.
Great! I will order! 🙂
Fedora sweatshirt looks really great!
I just got mine in the mail this week. I have the polo and the sweat shirt. Both are very nice and very soft.
When the situation blows over, I might be able to make embroidered polos, hats and t-shits in Argentina. I’d like to know who should I contact to request permission for the usage of the trademark (logo and font).
Also for those curious, most of the work I do with embroidery is done starting with Inkscape to get a “clean” SVG file that I can later import to Brother PE-Design (sadly the only real alternative when running Brother machines) which works well using Fedora and Wine Staging.
I can print out a pattern to locate the design on the hoop using Wine’s built-in CUPS bridge, and move the *.pes file directly via a USB-B cable to the machine using Nautilus.
Linus Torvalds made a pes thumbnailer though I could never compile it myself, and I’m terrified of asking him about it, due to the lack of documentation ;P