Put this shirt on your kid anytime you want them to:
Remember how truly capable they are.
Face that obstacle they've been worrying about.
Finally do that thing they're really meant to do.
Inspire the kids and grown-ups around them to keep on moving forward!
Empower your childwhile they are young and impressionable!
Subliminally fill your child's head with all kinds of dangerous ideas, like living a life of purpose and going for your dreams even when you want to give up!
Quality or crap?
You are in luck!This is quality. Let’s face it: You might not“NEED” more clothes in your kids' closet. So if you’re going to support independent music by buying this, it might as well begreat.
SUPER soft and comfy
Durable (will withstand repeated washings)
Superior combed and ring-spun cotton
Ethical or evil?
Ethical! We believe it’s only worth making something if it’s actually GOOD for people and the planet.Our provider isBELLA+CANVAS,a company we’re proud to work with — and one you can be proud to support.
Here are some of their key social and environmental policies:
Sweatshop-free:All USA facilities are platinum-certified by WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), and they are getting all their international facilities certified as well.
Water-friendly:All fabric is dyed in California (the state with the highest environmental protections) with bluesign®-certified dyes, at dye houses that use 7x less water than the average clothing manufacturer.
Climate-friendly:All sewing and cutting facilities run on 100% solar power.
Virtually zero waste:Everything they can’t turn into a clothing product is either recycled or repurposed, including fabric, plastic, bottles, and paper.
Production time: 7 business days (before shipping)
Before the shirt, there was... the song!
About the artwork
This beautiful artwork was created by the incredibly talented Jake McBride at Animind Studio, after he made the song’s official animated lyric video. We wanted to create something simple, iconic, uplifting, motivating, and inspiring.
Here’s Jake’s Artist Statement:
As an animator who specialises in music videos, it’s integral that the music inspires me. Bridging the gap between sound and visuals is where I have found my greatest sense of fulfilment; and this project reminded me of that.
With a roster of songs from his heart, I’ve felt compelled to create work reflective of Zo’s goals and my own. A strong working relationship, illustrating the merits of collaboration, has helped us in creating videos and designs we shall cherish for life.
“Small Sweet Step” is a song to keep you moving — especially when you really want to give up.
The chorus came to me on an early morning run. I’d woken up in a bad mood. I thought a run would help. It didn’t. I was on my way home, but still further to go. I was exhausted and cranky, and I just needed something, anything, to keep me going.
That’s when I remembered this beautiful phrase from my teacher and mentor, Maria Nemeth (check out our work together through the Academy for Coaching Excellence).
Maria uses these three simple words as a way to remind us how all great things are accomplished: Small actions, taken over time, with a quality of ease.
Ease isn’t about not working hard — it’s about working hard, but focusing on what’s in front of you, taking one step at a time, celebrating as you go.
It reminds me of being a teenager, working with my dad, painting houses. When I got to that first exterior job, I remember looking up at this massive house and feeling completely overwhelmed. How could we possibly do this? My dad answered: “Pick one side of the house. Set up your ladder on the very end of that side, so you can reach the top. Paint the top row as much as you can reach. Then the next row down. Then the next. Then move the ladder and do it again.”
This is how all great things get accomplished. And we all need a reminder of it sometimes.
I hope this song inspires you to remember how truly capable you really are… to face that obstacle you’ve been worrying about… or to finally do that thing you’re really meant to do.
And I hope this song inspires all of us to keep moving forward together, to build the world we want to see.