Love 'Ukulele?

Wear it on your sleeve.


The Birth of the 'Ukulele.

For Strummers

By Strummers.

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Wear the Past

Strum the future.

Why 1879?

On August 23, 1879, Portuguese immigrants aboard the ship Ravenscrag played their small, guitar-like instruments in Hawaiʻi for the first time, inspiring the birth of the ʻukulele.

1879 Knockout Women's V-Neck Tee1879 Knockout Unisex TeeCompass Rose RaglanWhat the World Needs Now ShirtCompass Rose Songbook Bag


Summer Collection

Celebrate the ukulele in style with new designs by James Hill, made with ❤️ in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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'UKULELE Est. 1879 Women's V-Neck Tee (Sea)'UKULELE Est. 1879 Men's Tee (Wine)'UKULELE Est. 1879 Men's Tee (Sky)'UKULELE Est. 1879 Unisex 100% Cotton Tee'UKULELE Est. 1879 Men's Tee (Black)

The Original

ʻUKULELE, Est. 1879 Tee

Celebrate the birth of the ʻukulele! Our classic line of tees are soft, durable and 100% sweatshop-free.

Women's Tees Men's Tees
1879 Ravenscrag Mug1879 Ocean Mug1879 Sunset Mug1879 Classic MugThe James & Anne Mug


1879 Mug Collection

Perfect for morning coffee, afternoon tea or late-night jamming.

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