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PrideDEPOT — No Sweat In Those Shirts!

Big, hefty kudos with chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff this morning go to PrideDEPOT, which has not only rid its shop of all questionably-sourced shirts after finding out about it, but has used the opportunity to spread the word about the importance of such choices. PrideDEPOT has prominently placed the following announcement:

Dear Friends,

You may have noticed that we recently eliminated many of our pervious apparel offerings in The Pride Shop.

Recently it came to our attention that many of our provider’s apparel items are being produced in foreign sweatshops where working conditions are often substandard, wages obscenely low, hours extremely long, and labor forces that often consist of children. We find these practices completely unacceptable and will no longer offer these items and support such exploitation.

We are currently working hard to find other sources so we can ensure customers that manufacturers of products we offer, adhere to a minimum standard of fair and humane labor practices.

We ask that you please bear with us as we go though this transition. In the meantime, all our sweatshop-FREE products, however limited are still available. Non-apparel items remain un effected.

We thank you all for your patience and continued support.

Jody May-Chang, Founder / Editor
PrideDEPOT.com

How can we best support Jody May-Chang and PrideDEPOT for their ethical choices? One small way is to feature the new line of shirts, all now made ethically by American Apparel, that PrideDEPOT offers. So here they are. If you appreciate one of the designs, know that purchasing a shirt from PrideDEPOT not only supports gay, lesbian and transgender pride but also rewards ethical retail choices.

Out and Proud Fitted T-Shirt

Out and Proud Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Out & Proud Spaghetti Tank

Out & Proud Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Transgedner Pride Fitted T-Shirt

Transgedner Pride Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Transgender Pride Spaghetti Tank

Transgender Pride Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Love is Never Wrong Spaghetti Tank

Love is Never Wrong Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

 Love is Never Wrong Fitted T-Shirt

Love is Never Wrong Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Everybody Has A Right Fitted T-Shirt

Everybody Has A Right Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Everybody Has A Right Spaghetti Tank

Everybody Has A Right Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Marriage Equality Spaghetti Tank

Marriage Equality Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Marriage Equality Fitted T-Shirt

Marriage Equality Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Stop Hate Crimes Spaghetti Tank

Stop Hate Crimes Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Stop Hate Crimes Fitted T-Shirt

Stop Hate Crimes Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Devil Dyke Fitted T-Shirt

Devil Dyke Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Devil Dyke Spaghetti Tank

Devil Dyke Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Rainbow Rose Fitted T-Shirt

Rainbow Rose Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Rainbow Rose Spaghetti Tank

Rainbow Rose Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Pride Triangle Fitted T-Shirt

Pride Triangle Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Pride Triangle Jr. Spaghetti Tank

Pride Triangle Jr. Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Rainbow Chili Peppers Fitted T-Shirt

Rainbow Chili Peppers Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Rainbow Chili Peppers Spaghetti Tank

Rainbow Chili Peppers Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

 Where is the Outrage Fitted T-Shirt

Where is the Outrage Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Where is the Outgrage Spaghetti Tank

Where is the Outgrage Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Hearts Fitted T-Shirt

Hearts Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Hearts Spaghetti Tank

Hearts Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Family Fitted T-Shirt

Family Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Family Spaghetti Tank

Family Spaghetti Tank
$21.99

Queer Pride Fitted T-Shirt

Queer Pride Fitted T-Shirt
$21.99

Queer Pride Spaghetti Tank

Queer Pride Spaghetti Tank
$19.99

Way to go, Jody.

4 comments to PrideDEPOT — No Sweat In Those Shirts!

  • Anonymous

    Way to go PrideDepot.

  • Mother of Idaho Queer

    Good job Jody……you may be gay but your head is certainly on straight!!!!

  • Congratulations to PrideDEPOT.com for being aware of and making healthy choices about social justice issues. Businesses that are committed to social justice and care about people wherever they may be are businesses that stay in business.

    Travis Riggs
    Executive Editor
    Diversity – Idaho’s News
    Serving the LGBT People of Idaho for over 24 years

  • Note to other CafePress shop owners: We’re glad to give PrideDEPOT some good press because of the ethical decision that they’ve made not to sell sweatshop shirts. We’re also willing to call attention to the negative behavior of hypocritical CafePress shop owners who say that they’re against sweatshop labor, but then go right ahead and sell shirts made through companies that use sweatshop labor anyway.

    We’ve already called out the grand hypocrisy of Democratic Underground in this regard. Clue to who’s next: A certain talk show host on Air America Radio who we’ve sent an email message to, but has neither responded to us, nor removed sweatshop shirts sold through the show’s CafePress store. Stay tuned…

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