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I Love Tehran in Al-Jazeera Airways magazine

October 30, 2008

I Love Tehran in Al-Jazeera Airways magazine

The Kuwait based Al-Jazeera Airways in-flight magazine recently published an article about I Love Tehran t-shirts which featured an interview with Takin Aghdashloo as well.

Here's what the article had to say about I Love Tehran:

For years, citizens all over the world have expressed affection for their home cities courtesy of “I [heart]…” T-shirts, mugs, magnets and pins. Now, the loving has come to Iran.

Takin Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, but moved to Toronto at the age of 18. However, he never forgot his native city. “In the summer of 2004, I was very excited about going back to Tehran,” says Aghdashloo, “but I was short of a cool T-shirt. So I decided to make one. I came up with the ‘I LOVE TEHRAN’ idea and made a shirt for myself. I wore it on the flight, so the first real reaction I got was from Tehranis at the arrivals terminal, who had a surprised smile on their faces.”

“Selling them wasn’t hard. One guy was literally pulling the T-shirt off my back because I didn’t have one to sell to him.”

Aghdashloo is working on expanding his merchandising line with more “I [heart] Tehran” items. But what is it exactly he [heart]s about Tehran’s polluted metropolis? “Talented Iranians from all over come to Tehran and shine there,” he said. “It’s a vibrant, but hidden metropolis that has a lot to offer the world.”

You can also check out the article here.

I Love Tehran at Tirgan Festival

July 30, 2008

I Love Tehran at Tirgan Festival in Toronto

I Love Tehran was present at the "Tirgan: Iranian Festival" at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre from July 17 to 20.

We were sharing a booth with Xerxes Alliance and our booth was one of the festival's busiest!

Thanks to all you guys who visited us!

September 25, 2007

I Love Tehran in British Airways Magazine

The August / September issue of Impressions magazine, the inflight magazine of BMED operating as British Airways has published an article about I Love Tehran t-shirts.

The article features a picture of out model and friend, Shirin, wearing the Ladies T which was shot in Toronto. The article could be found here on the Impressions website. It goes as follows:

Impressions articleFor years, New Yorkers have been able to express appreciation for their hometown in the form of a T-shirt, and now Tehranis can too.

Canadian-Iranian Takin Aghdashloo established the company in 2004 and has recently made his T’s available in their namesake city. The modest design on a blue background makes a subtle statement that many people may have thought, but few will have expressed openly.

We would like to thank the Impressions magazine for the acknowledgement of our Ts.

July 3, 2007

I Love Tehran t-shirts finally in Tehran

After a year and a half from launching I Love Tehran t-shirts, finally we have a store in Tehran carrying the Ts. The 5 star Esteghlal Hotel (former Tehran Hilton) in Tehran now carries our original t-shirts. The hotel's address is as follows:

Esteghlal Grand Hotel Shopping Center
Crossroads of Vali-e-Asr & Chamran Exp.way
Tehran 19395

More Tehran locations will be announced soon.

July 2, 2007

New pictures added

There has been a photo shoot with two of I Love Tehran's friends, Shirin and Mahmood, by Takin Aghdashloo and you can check out the pics on the Ts page.

January 4 , 2007

New item added to store: Women's T-Shirts

After many requests now you can buy women's t-shirts from our store. These t-shirts have the same quality of our men's t-shirts but are specially made for women as they have a smaller cut and wider collars. Here is some more information:

  • 100% Baby Rib cotton, combed for softness and comfort(Heather Grey contains 10% polyester)
  • 100% Baby Rib cotton stretchable collar and armholes for comfort and durability
  • Contoured to flatter women’s curves
  • Reinforced shoulder construction to maintain shape through repeated washings
  • Durable double-stitched bottom hem

November 24, 2006

Shipping rates reduced

Our shipping rates to all destinations have been reduced as a result of numerous demands from our buyers. Hope this will benefit Tehran fans all over the world!

November 23, 2006

I Love Tehran in San Fransisco Chronicle

I Love Tehran was recently mentioned in an article published on the San Fransisco Chronicle's website, sfgate.com.

Jason Rezaian writes: After a couple of minutes I told myself I needed to buy one of this shirts, because I realized "Yeah, I love Tehran, and so what if I do?"

You'll look pretty cool Jason, guaranteed!

November 16, 2006

New size added

You can now buy the Fine Jersey Short Sleeve Baby Blue Ts in size Extra Small (XS).

November 3, 2006

New shipping destinations

After many requests from people in Europe and Australia, we now added shipping to multiple countries in those regions. Here is the list of new countries we can now ship products to:

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

For those inside Iran who whould like to buy the t-shirt, there will be a store in Tehran announced soon which will carry our products.

October 24, 2006

I Love Tehran on CBC's The Hour

Again, Iranian blogger and activist, Hossein Derakhshan aka Hoder, showed up for an interview wearing an I Love Tehran t-shirt. This time it was on the very popular and fast emerging CBC show, The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. At one point Geroge mentions the t-shirt too.

I Love Tehran wishes Hoder good luck and lots of fun!

Here are some pictures of Hoder and Geroge.

George Stroumboulopoulos with Hoder
George: "Look at his shirt! You heart Tehran..."

George Stroumboulopoulos with Hoder

May 26, 2006

I Love Tehran on CBC Radio

I Love Tehran t-shirts were mentioned today on CBC Radio One thanks again to our blogger friend Hossein Derakhshan.

May 23, 2006

Elefant Loves Tehran

Elefant, the NY based indie rock band played in Toronto on May 12th and Takin had the chance to party there and go backstage and meet the band's singer Diego Garcia. Takin presented Deigo with an I Love Tehran t-shirt which Deigo loved so much he wore it on the spot and came on stage afterwards. He promised to support I Love Tehran any way he could and even to wear it during his future gigs.

Also several other members of the opening bands "Aberdeen City" and "The Sound Team" loved the Ts and supported us by purchasing a few.

We want to thank Deigo and everyone else being supportive and hope they'll keep their promise!

Diego Garcia from "Elefant" and Takin Aghdashloo
Diego and Takin

May 23, 2006

I Love Tehran Ts in Toronto Star

May 18th issue of the Toronto Star newspaper published an article about Iranian webloggers in exile. A part of it was dedicated to our friend and supporter Hossein Derakhshan and guess what?! He was pictured wearing an I Love Tehran t-shirt. Check it out here and see how good looking Hossein looked wearing one!

Hoder wearing I Love Tehran

May 1, 2006

New items added to store

We have just added Ladies Tank Tops in Baby Blue and Men's Ts in White color to our online store.

April 1, 2006

I Love Tehran on RadioFarda

Radio Free World Europe's Persian section (RadioFarda) has mentioned ilovetehran.com in its internet weekly news section. We wanted to thank RadioFarda's staff and Mr. Behnam Nateghi from the internet reports section from here and promise a free I Love Tehran t-shirt for each of them!

February 14, 2006

The web site is officially launched!

Now we can say "Akheeeeyysh" (Persian expression for relaxing) as the web site is all done! It has been tested and all sections are working perfectly.

Now you can shop online from our online store and the items (which for now is only the "I Love Tehran" t-shirt) will be shipped right to your door with just a few clicks. It is guaranteed to be safe, secure and very fast!

The website is designed by Takin Aghdashloo and if you have any suggestions please contact us as we are always willing to improve.