NOTE: We no longer recommend Goodstorm. The company talked a good game, but they’re not sending out payment to shopkeepers, and they aren’t maintaining their website, and we can’t for the life of us get in contact with these people. Trust has been broken. Go to Skreened instead.
For about three years now, we’ve been designing and selling sweatshop-free shirts, including organic cotton t-shirts, via CafePress, a print-on demand service. We’ve always liked the ability to sell through CafePress, but all their sweat-free shirts are in shades of white — and we’ve often heard from folks asking if we could offer similar designs on red shirts, or black ones, or gray ones. We always could have via CafePress, but we’d have had to print on shirts that were made in overseas sweatshops, and we just weren’t comfortable with that. CafePress keeps promising that they’ll come out with sweatshop-free black t-shirts, any month now, no really, but after a year of promises we’re still waiting.
Then, about a year ago, we found an outfit called Spreadshirt through which we could print some liberal sweatshop-free colored t-shirts in a variety of shades, even green and orange! But it turns out we can only use a limited set of images, and for technical reasons the shop interface is a little clunkier than we like. We’re happy to continue offering these shirts, but we’ve been looking for something more.
Well, now we’ve come upon an option we really like. Beginning today, we’re happy to offer a variety of liberal political t-shirts, all designed personally by us, and all made sweatshop-free by American Apparel, through an outfit called Goodstorm. Each design we offer can be printed for you on multiple shirt colors, including white, black, red, gray, blue, pink and this funky grayish brownish color they call “pebble.” There are multiple styles available in a full range of sizes, too: Men’s fitted tees, Women’s fitted tees, and the “Baby Doll” style (the name of which I don’t understand, but there you go). We’ve been able to set up our online shop intuitively, as you first pick out the design you’re interested in and then pick out a style and color to your liking.
Here are just a few samples of what’s available:
If you’re interested in checking out all the designs we have available (30 as of right now, and new ones added each day), you can find our new political t-shirt shop here.