Our Story

The Artist


BeCause Tees is a family-owned business dedicated to finding the best ways to support your passions, one t-shirt at a time. We design, create, and print thoughtful apparel, drawing inspiration from our home’s beauty in coastal Northern California. Our vision is to help charitable organizations by donating a percentage of every sale to environmental and humanitarian causes as well as planting trees with every order. 

We want you to feel great wearing our apparel by wearing your cause and supporting what you love most. You can find out more about our mission and the causes we support here.

BeCause Tees is a woman owned small business and was founded by Michele Toomey and her husband Steven Toomey. We also operate the brand Inkopious, animal inspired apparel and have a deep love for animals and nature. From design to production, every product on our website is printed in-house in our 7500 sq foot facility in Cotati, Ca to ensure the quality meets our strict standards.

The Toomey Family Photo