Suzy Swede Tees is a retail and wholesale graphic tee apparel brand, created for the wise and witty who can find the humor in life’s absurdities. Founded in 2015 by Suzanne “Suzy Swede” Oliver, a freckle-faced introvert with a warped sense of humor and a penchant for bad puns. 

She lives on acreage in southeast Nebraska with her super handy husband Jon, a brilliant, temperamental teenage daughter, pampered chickens, and spoiled cats.  She’s obsessed with coffee, tacos, and red dirt music and has a ridiculous addiction to old junk, genealogy, and fiction.



It all started years ago with the “Shit Creek Survivor” tee, inspired by a few tough years and a grueling divorce .  I survived and now life has never been better. Perseverance isn’t for pansies. I’ve been there, sister. You’ll get through it. 

Life isn’t perfect, but there is always a reason to smile.  If I’m not out embarrassing my teenager in public, or browsing through an antique mall with my snarky sidekick, Jon, you’ll probably find me in my cabin, thinking up new designs that will brighten your day and hopefully have you laughing so hard that tears roll down your leg. (Get it?) So when you do get your new tee shirt, know that it came from me to you while I was jamming out to some red-dirt tunes, ready to send smiles your way.


 PS. I just bought a cured ham. I wonder what it had? 

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My mission is to spark a smile in the people who wear my tees and in the people who see them. I’m a perpetual optimist, and I believe you have to have a snarky sense of humor to fully enjoy this life. So why not wear that humor, that attitude? ~ Suzy

If anyone asks, we're a perfectly normal family

Suzy Swede owner Suzanne Oliver started her online graphic tee business as a part-time "for fun" gig on Etsy. Within 18 months, after sales in all 50 states and 21 countries, it turned into a full-time business, complete with its own cabin studio next to the family's farmhouse in Weeping Water, Nebraska. She sold her local sign and screen printing business, built a new website, and went to work crafting super soft vintage style t-shirts for people all across the country.

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