Linux Mint signs a partnership with HELLOTUX

Linux Mint signed a new partnership with HELLOTUX. The Linux clothes specialist produces the official Linux Mint T-Shirt and Pique Polo Shirt. The company ships Worldwide and gives $5 to our distribution for each shirt sold.

Both shirts are of very good quality and feature a simple yet elegant design, with the Linux Mint logo embroidered on the front:

Embroidered Linux Mint logo

Linux Mint Polo Shirt

Linux Mint T-Shirt

Ongoing promotion : For the purchase of 2 or more products you can avail to a 5% discount by using the following promotion code: J4KB2KVN8X. This promotion lasts until Sat, 21 May 2011 23:59:59.


  1. Hey Salesman – where is the quick direct link that makes shopping easy and pulls the money right out of my pocket ??

    (I know, you (the Mint team) ‘d rather be geeks than salespeople,
    but please do go ahead and push and make this work – and bring in money!)

    — Seriously, this is absolutely good stuff that will support Mint, and I hope a somewhat steady flow of revenue will start from this.

    Good luck.

  2. What he said!

    Some quick google-fu makes me believe that the mentioned T-shirts can be bought at which is great of course.

    However – the original post should REALLY be updated with this link.

    Never underestimate how lazy people can be, especially if you are trying to sell something to them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I found from a mouse over that if you just click on the Polo Shirt image or Tee Shirt image above will take you to the website. Cool! The Link was already there hidden in plain view and easy to use.

    Direct URL Link to buy below. Select your country, then you will arrive, to purchase your T-Shirt with worldwide shipping. Buy Linux Mint Polo Shirt. Wear Linux Mint proudly! Want to help advertise/sell Mint T-Shirts on your website? Main webpage entry. I enjoyed looking at all HelloTux products. Buy an LinuxTux labeled cooking apron for your summer barbeque.

  4. Neat – cool design, as always!

    @Craig and @olligod: there is a quick direct link – the T-Shirts are linked to the shop ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I thought that the Linux Mint logo was going to be redesigned in the near future, so what is the point in a shirt with a logo that is soon to be obsolete?

  6. Well thank you very much I have been waiting for this for so long!

    I will go ahead and buy at least the polo.

    However I got some wishes:

    Why black? why? Mint isn’t that dark at all. I would prefer white. And I would prefer a white T-shirt with a BIG Mint logo(in the middle).

    Anyway I don’t want to appear like a huge bitch, just some request for improving this. Thank you very much once again.

  7. I already ordered mine. I’m the first one?

    To order, just click at the polo’s or t-shirt pictures above, nothing is easy in the Linux world, right?

  8. Even though i think it is a good idea merchandising a product, I feel everything gets overpriced. Sorry 22 Euros is too much, maybe for ppl with 2 much monies – just remember NOT everybody is rich in rich Europe ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Nice! But, um, a $33 t-shirt that doesn’t even say “linux” on it anywhere, just a logo (albeit a nice one) no one is likely to ask about? $33?

    I like it, and I’ll probably pick up a couple eventually (especially if they come in colors other than black), but not just yet. I think I figured out how this company can afford to pass along $5 to the Linux Mint project. (Hint, $33 for a t-shirt!)

  10. I love that you guys have a T-Shirt for sale, but I much prefer the huge logo centered on shirt look. If that’s what you were offering, then I would make a purchase.

  11. Great! – need some new shirts.

    Any chance of the Blue/White MintKDE at some time?

    LM is the best!

  12. @All: I added links to the Shirts names. Sorry, I thought people would be clicking on the pictures. It wasn’t obvious, I agree ๐Ÿ™‚

    @All: The price is high but it includes a $5 donation to Mint and free shipping to most countries (as far as I can tell… I checked the USA, UK, Ireland.. all were free).

    @Paul: There was a reflection done on changing the logo. We made the acquisition of two new logos and gathered community feedback on them. We like to keep our options open, though at this stage there’s no decision made to change the current logo. It might happen in the future, but if it does, it’s not for now anyway. We’re getting ready to release Linux Mint 11, the reflection and feedback were valuable, but we won’t be looking at this for another while now.

  13. I agree that the price is too high. $33 for a shirt? It may be made of high quality materials but where’s the stuff for do poor folks? I can’t afford that! And they don’t even carry my (larger) size… Oh well. Maybe next year. I should open a shop that creates good quality screened Mint shirts and caps for fat people! Say up to 5x! I bet there are plenty of fatties (myself included) that would appreciate that. Hey, we all need shirts, right?

  14. @Sean: I have quite a few Mint t-shirts as you can imagine. This one is the only one that doesn’t say “Linux Mint” on it. It’s got nothing on the back, and only the logo on the front. Though it’s embroidered and looks much more pro than the others (the polo shirt especially). I agree that most people who see it don’t recognize the logo, and as such it’s probably less effective from a marketing point of view, though I find it much more elegant and class to wear and that’s what really matters the most.

    1. @Manny: We received $220 from Hellotux this morning (44 shirts sold). It’s not much but it’s significant nonetheless. The primary purpose isn’t to raise money, it’s to bring quality shirts to people looking for them (myself included) ๐Ÿ™‚

      @Kelley: Here’s the link to our Cafepress shop: We only sell a mousepad and a mug (We tried selling clothes via Cafepress, but we weren’t happy with the quality of the products there).

  15. The discount is just if you order 2 or more t-shirts as far as I know. Free shipping goes to Germany too.

    My order has been shipped just now, I am waiting for it to arrive ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I’ll get the shirt for the beginning. But I don’t know my size. Have to ask my mom first. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. $33 for a t-shirt? Maybe if half was going to the distro, but only $5; I think not.
    Bummer too; ’cause I’ve been looking forward to getting one.

  18. ditto.

    Clem, I’m with you on class thing, but would it hurt to have additional colors available (blue, for example)? moreover, I think a tiny, footnote-sized “linux mint” under the logo would not be so crass…

    and shipping is free for France as well, which explains the high prices.

  19. Thanks Clem, this was something I suggested once, if you remember?
    Now I have ordered one so I can have a real hands-on look.
    I will of course be the hottest man in town with this equipment on! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. HI

    If i would buy one these shirts (polo) what could happen?

    Ok free shipping to Brazil but known people would ask me:
    What means LM?
    The logo does not contain the words below it – Linux Mint
    Elegant shirt i agree but useless in terms of promotion.
    The t-shirt price is a bit high but plus + rate charged by
    customs here in Brazil – rated by (buy) importing a product.

    Personally i don’t dress myself in black and no other color is
    available – white – blue – green – brown – etc.

    Anyway i admit it’s a great partnership with HELLOOXโ€ because
    it goes generate money to support the Linux MInt Project.

    It’s worth!


  21. Oh, wonderful! I’m waiting for a more diverse range of products though – make the t-shirts in girl sizes as well and bring on the pillows, coffee mugs, pens, lighters, artwork, socks, dog clothes, baby clothes, gadget and gizmos!
    โ™ฅ Mint!

  22. Polo shirt ordered done through a SEPA banking transfer., therefore you need an IBAN and BIC / SWIFT code.
    After an request send by email,IBAN and BIC/SWIFT code received from Kum Gabor.
    Thanks Kum.

    Team LinuxMintUsersBelgium

  23. Happy for this addition, but what I’m still really looking for are actual patches for Linux Mint (and other FOSS projects). Lots of buttons, stickers, and shirts, but I’ve been unable to find a simple sew-on patch of all things! ๐Ÿ™‚

    This would be a fantastic addition for adding a touch of LM to clothing/bags/gear that we already have (and to a wider range of clothing/bags/gear that any one project can reasonably provide).


  24. Hello,

    I’m interested about the materials used in these t-shirts and polo shirts – where are they coming from? And how can I know there’s no children/slaves/under paid workers included to the production?

    Good looking shirts by the way!

  25. Wow, finally some LM gear. But WAY overpriced. $33 a shirt is way too much. For a basic little logo like that should be $15, $5 still being donated.

  26. And i’m sure behind the logo there is some chip awaiting for world domination!

    Can we know something else about Mint 11? I’m drooling all over my desktop every day!

  27. I also would def buy it, IF we could get a huge logo centered on the back and under that have it say:

    Linux Mint 4 Ever!!!

    Then on the front have the logo. I would def pay $30+ for that.

  28. Now that Ubuntu 11.04 already released, don’t you Mint guys have any news for us about Mint 11?

    I came here expecting to read any updates on Katya, instead you serve us with shirts.


  29. I’d probably not buy a shirt (not so much into logo’d shirts), but I’d love a baseball cap with the Mint Logo on the front, and “Linux Mint” written on the back right above the back edge. That’d be worth every penny!

  30. @clem I recently bought clothing at CafePress. I would caution being too strict about quality. Love my cheap 4x Mint shirts but would rather have you getting a kick back than someone else. If you broaden your store I will make an effort to patronize it. My problem with Hellotux is they only come in European sizes (2x and below).

  31. If, and I do, want to help Mint, I will (as I have) make a contribution. But to spend that much money for a golf shirt is ridiculous. I can buy the same quality shirt for $15 on-line. I would rather donate $25 to Mint and know that they got it all.

  32. First, EXCELLENT IDEA! ! !

    Embroidered shirts! ! Far better than the cafepress imprinted stuff!

    Second.. MORE! Hats, courier bags, laptop bags, scarves…. more more more!

    I would love to be a walking Mint billboard…

    Third, I would like to see “Linux Mint” on it. Like the one post said with the ball caps, logo front, “Linux Mint” on the back. I want people to know I live with the Penguins.

    Fourth, BLUE options for KDE, and RED for Debian? Maybe possibly incorporation of the Debian and KDE logos as well? ?

    Fifth, I love the idea that LM is getting $$$$ from this… but where is this $$ going? Meaning WHICH projects are getting $$$ from this and the other donations? Specifically WHAT AMOUNT IS GOING TO KDE and Boo ? ? Or is this getting dumped into a general fund that 99.99% that ends up supporting just the one version. I don’t use the one edition and I want to see Boo and KDE get support, financial support.

    Lastly, RE: cost.

    Lets break this down.

    At the current special “free shipping to select countries:”

    $38 – Cost
    $ 5 – Donation
    $24 – Shipping from Hungary to US
    $ 9 Shirt


    $38 – Shirt
    $24 – Shipping
    $62 – Cost
    $ 5 – Donation
    $57 – Shirt

    My Hungarian is not up to it so checking the rates for postage from HU to US or EU locations is a little difficult. (HU Posta doesn’t offer it in english)

    These are being made probably in small batches, and even with the newer less expensive embroidery machines (ala Brother etc.) there is a higher cost for these small custom batches v. 1K, 2k, 3K at a whack…

    Not cheap, no, but LM is getting some $$$, and if its going on to the other parts of the LM projects GREAT. Plus it helps to get LM out there…

    If the KDE Project and Boo are getting some of the $$$ love out of this.. I am in….

  33. The partnership is great for what it is, but reading this thread it becomes very obvious that many people would support a greater variety of products and quality.The demand is their, we just need supply!

  34. would they make @ a professional shirts with the logo ? cuz I really want to go to college dressing mint logo

    but its not allowed to dress to dress t-shirt in my college


  35. awesome! my wife & I are SO getting some shirts… any plans for a beenie?

    also, I agree the quality at Cafe Press is kinda crappy – has anyone looked into

  36. How about getting them to make a fleece jacket (that’s what we call them in the uk. They may be called something else in mainland europe and the usa) I would definitely buy that, or failing that, could the mint logo patches be sold so we could sew the patches onto existing clothing? I would definitely be into buying Mint memorabilia and accessories.

  37. @John Abbott +1

    Price of 20+ โ‚ฌ (+ P&P) for a t/polo shirt is ridiculously expensive.

    I’ll follow John’s lead an just donate to Linux Mint – again. And it’ll probably be a bigger wad of cash, too. As a matter of fact just did ๐Ÿ˜€

    If I can avoid it I try not to patronise indefensibly expensive merchants.

    Like the design, though. But I also echo people’s requests for “Linux Mint” being spelled out somewhere, too. Maybe a small label on the lower edge of the sleeve?

  38. Happy to support Linux Mint, but would like more colors to choose from. I’m not a big fan of black clothing.

  39. Creo que serรญa bueno tener una representaciรณn en latinoamerica para poder distruibir tus poleras,

    Saludos ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think it would be nice to have a representation in Latin America to distruibir your t-shirts,


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