'Balam Huipil Remix' Trash Tee


All proceeds go to the historic Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles. If you’re able to give more than $20, we encourage you to add a tax-deductible donation to your order and feel not just the joy of getting, but the joy of giving.

This t-shirt has a classic cut that errs on the side of easy when it comes to fit, and can be worn by all.

The artwork is about how we can connect to our higher selves, justice, and consciousness. Mendez created this piece to inspire our warrior spirits to bring peace and love which is coming out of the mouth of the jaguar and the evil eye amulet is protecting us from the current negative things happening in our world like deforestation, climate change, rising sea levels, offshore drilling, GMP foods, wars etc. Calling in the things that ground us and help us to connect with communities. It is a silk screen print completed at Self Help Graphics.

Artist: Dalila Paola Mendez

Dalila Paola Mendez is a first generation queer Central American artist based in Los Angeles. Through painting, printmaking, photography, and murals she visually narrates stories of resilience, elders, LGBTQ, matriarchs, and the environment. Her work is influenced by her grandmother’s matriarchal line of wisdoms and knowledge. Combining modern and ancestral narratives, she explores indigenous connections as a way to reinterpret and navigate issues confronting communities of color. The artist’s family is from Guatemala and El Salvador and she is currently working on a series of Huipiles (Woven Blouses) exploring contemporary narratives to tell this story.


-100% Recycled Cotton Jersey (the first of its kind!)
-99.5% Biodegradable (everything but the label!)

-Made from remnants of US-grown cotton waste collected at the yarn source
-Responsibly manufactured from fabric to finish in South Los Angeles
-Garment dyed after it’s sewn
-Preshrunk and ready to wear
-Final sale and cannot be returned 

Care instructions: 

-Wash warm with like colors
-Do not bleach
-Tumble dry medium, inside out

Size Chart: 

-Measurements are approximate and may deviate 1" due to variances in the garment dye process

    XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    LENGTH 27" 28" 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"
    CHEST 34" 38" 42" 46" 50" 54" 58"
    SLEEVE 7.75" 8" 8.5" 8.5" 9" 9" 9.5"