About Us

Don't just make a statement -- make a difference.

Statement tees are an awesome way of telling the world what you believe and advocating for change. But expressing our opinions isn't enough. We need to put our talk into action by funding organizations that are on the ground working to make change, day after day.

When you shop at Hello Resistance, we donate 25% of the proceeds from each shirt to a non-profit fighting for change. So when you make a statement, you're also making a difference. (Each product page shows what non-profit you'll be donating to.)


Every one of our shirts is hand printed with love at our print shop in Seattle. That takes a little time! Orders leave our Seattle office 3-5 days after they are placed. We often ship faster but we don't like to over promise. :)


We want you to be happy with your shirt! If it doesn't quite right, no worries. We accept returns or exchanges within 30 days of purchase, as long as the garments are like new (unwashed and unworn). Just email cs@helloresistance.com and we'll take care of you.


All of our garments are 100% sweatshop free, guaranteed. Every piece in our line is designed and hand printed in Seattle. All of our garments are sourced from suppliers whose factories are Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production certified. This means no child labor, no forced labor, and strict adherence to ethical production standards and local laws.


We genuinely love hearing from our customers. Got a design idea? Feedback? Just wondering about the story behind your favorite shirt? We would love to hear from you! Email us at cs@helloresistance.com.


Hello Resistance is a spinoff brand from the team at Free To Be Kids! We noticed some of our designs were pretty popular with grownups, and we also wanted to lean into the political stuff a little bit more with a grownups-only line. Both brands are based in Seattle and staffed by awesome humans. Here's our team, presented in the order that they came on board.

Courtney - CEO & Creative Director

Courtney Hartman - CEO at Free To Be KidsCourtney founded Free To Be Kids in July 2015, and Hello Resistance in June 2018. She is our head designer, marketing manager, and jack of all business-y trades. She has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and most recently spent seven years in various roles at Amazon before taking a leap of faith in September 2016 to run her own company.

Dylan - Screen Printer

Dylan PiperA screen printer by trade since 2014, Dylan is an adaptable and self-taught Seattle artist that has always had an affinity for the fun and absurd things that exist in our everyday environment. He hopes to always be creating in many mediums- illustrating otherworldly beings, painting abstract visuals, and playing energetic and rhythmic music. While hailing originally from Texas, he hopes that his passions in music and art can take him to many beautiful places in this lifetime.

Coco - Designer and Production Manager

Coco DeckerCoco Decker is a poet, artist, organizer and dreamer based out of Seattle, WA. They received their BA in Digital Design from Seattle University in 2016. Coco uses art as a means to explore identity and connect and heal with others. They run Seattle's longest running weekly show, Seattle Poetry Slam, and have been featured at numerous spoken word poetry shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about Coco, visit www.courtneydecker.com.

Susan - Fulfillment and Customer Service Manager

Susan EvansSusan is a lifelong Seattle area native with a penchant for making artsy messes. She studied Psychology and Classics at the University of Washington before moving on to work as a buyer and fulfillment specialist for several local, indie companies in the area. She is a hardcore gamer, and you can also find her reading, fishing or working on one of her many fiber & textile related projects in her home studio. 

Malia - Screen Printer and Fulfillment Rockstar

Malia is an intersectional feminist, creative, teacher, and nature enthusiast. She spends the bulk of her time writing/playing/performing music and can also be found in her textile studio making cutie upcycled goods, traversing mountains on her quest for the world’s greatest hot spring, or in her dress up closet becoming someone fabulous for a moment. She loves spending time with friends and family, her cat, Mowser, and two amazing guinea pigs, Ned and Marv.

Simon - Fulfillment Rockstar

Simon is Eritrean American, born in Alabama and raised in West Seattle.  He majored in broadcast communications in college and his goal is to work in sports in a marketing capacity. Having lived in Seattle for nearly 30 years and ever interested in the performance and entertainment, Simon has worked as an artist, producer, writer, and journalist in the Northwest.  In his spare time he spends time with his family in West Seattle, discussing Seattle politics, attending live events and shows, and is a founding member of Loosely Affiliated Artists music club in Seattle.

Vaughn - Fulfillment Rockstar

Bio coming soon!

Pierson - Screen Printer

Bio coming soon!