Tomorrow, CafePress is automatically replacing its American Apparel “Baby Doll” style t-shirt — a product made in the USA with a transparent record on workers’ rights and compensations — with a CafePress Exclusive Label brand Jersey style t-shirt. This new CafePress-branded shirt has no reported sourcing. Despite multiple requests, CafePress has failed to disclose under what conditions, or from which factories, or even from what countries, this shirt will be hailing from. Any guesses as to why CafePress has failed to tell us where these new shirts are coming from?
Because CafePress has failed to make disclosures regarding this new shirt, the ethics of offering it for sale are dubious at best. So rather than permit CafePress to automatically switch the ethical offerings of our online shops to this new questionable item, we’ll pre-emptively delete them from our shops. Look for these to disappear starting tonight.
Fortunately, ethically clear choices are still available at our CafePress shops. Organic, Fitted, Hoodie, Raglan, Tank Top and even Dog t-shirts all made ethically by American Apparel are still available in our shops. But this item, thanks to a lack of commitment and an avoidance of transparency by CafePress, is biting the dust.