Despite the name Día de los Muertos or “day of the dead,” this holiday is in fact a celebration of life. Traditionally, it is believed the heavens open up at midnight every October 31st, and angelitos, the spirits of the dead, are allowed to reunite with their loved ones over the course of two days. During this celebration, families visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried. Altars to honor the dead are decorated with flowers, like the cempasuchi pictured on your t-shirt, for it is believed these flowers help guide spirits back home. Favorite foods and drinks of the dead, as well as photographs, knick-knacks, and calaveritas (sugar skulls) are also popular items used to decorate the altars. Good Fortunes Apparel collaborated with Mexican-American artist Sunshit to bring a piece of Mexican culture to life. A celebration of Latino heritage, a celebration of culture, Good Fortunes x Sunshit proudly presents the Día De Los Muertos capsule.
"The Mexican … is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates with it. He thinks of it as his favorite plaything and his most lasting love."
- Octavio Paz
Ultra-soft form fitting adult t-shirt featuring skeleton motif on front, sugar skull design on back. Printed in white ink on 100% cotton garment.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY SUNSHIT