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The Real Hollister Brand Story

The official story of the Hollister Co. clothing brand is bunk. A more established Hollister brand is established with colostomy bags, urinary incontinence, and games of golf in Georgia with old politicians and corporate lobbyists. [...]

What the CafePress Merch Meter Didn’t Predict for the 2012 Elections… And Why

Direct-to-Garment printer CafePress has a “Cultural Barometer” of sales records it’s been using to track trends of support for 2012 Republican presidential contenders. Here are the CafePress Barometer’s readings from November 14 through December 31 of 2011.

Just a few days after the point of last tracking, the 2012 Republican Caucuses in Iowa reported [...]

Recommended: Ken Silverstein on T-Shirt Jobs vs. the Sex Trade in Cambodia

If you are considering buying a shirt made in Cambodia — or any shirt on a webpage like this one at CafePress where country of origin is obscured to keep you in the dark — I encourage you to read Ken Silverstein’s recent article on women who enter the sex trade to escape the worse [...]

Yes We Can Offer You Anti-Obama Merch

Rich Weitzman writes in today with a pointed question:

Enough with Bush, that is old news. Where are your anti-Obama products??? Especially since this moron just started a war in Libya???!!!

That’s a good question, Rich, and I have what I hope is a good answer: that we do offer anti-Obama products of various sorts, [...]

International Microgrant: Village Enterprise Fund

Every time someone buys one of our sweatshop free t-shirts through Skreened, we send a dollar to a liberal policy group in the USA and send another dollar in economic development aid for the developing world. That way, you can have the security of knowing that the shirt on your back was made with respect [...]

Political Donation: the ACLU

GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House) is an effort headed by an ex-Dell executive to elect its own slate of candidates to the House of Representatives in 2012. Yesterday, I found out that GOOOH prohibits anyone from running for office under its banner if they have given money to the American Civil Liberties Union.

After [...]

Hamilton, Oberlin, Vassar and Wesleyan Lead Colleges on Sweatshop-Free Front

Alta Gracia brand shirts are unique in the world of collegiate gear for their transparently ethical production. They aren’t made in the USA, and in fact are made in the Dominican Republic, which in the past has signified sweatshop production. But Alta Gracia shirts are made under an arrangement between student activists, rigorous independent inspectors [...]

Knox County GOP Outhustles Knox County Democrats at the Fair

At the Union Fair this year, the Knox County Republican Party paid for a tent placed prominently on the midway. Over the course of the last three days the Knox County GOP tent has been uniformly staffed by one person and often by two people engaging in animated conversation with passersby. Lawn signs have [...]

Sign Up to Learn More About the Audacious Alta Gracia T-Shirt Experiment

Activist college students, the Workers Rights Consortium and Knights Apparel have launched a new shirt for the collegiate (and we hope later general) market called the Alta Gracia shirt. It will be made in the Dominican Republic, one of the poorest countries in the world and a place where sweatshop producers love to have shirts [...]

Liberty Donation: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Every time someone buys one of our sweatshop-free made in the USA t-shirts, we donate a dollar to an organization pursuing liberal political activism. We’re sending our latest donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation in recognition of its legal work to stop the FBI from putting GPS locators on folks’ cars without so much as [...]

Skreened Shirts Off 50 Percent Just Today

A coupon for a 50 percent discount on a Skreened shirt is at Groupon for the next 7 hours, and with it goes two Kiva microloans and a progressive donation, if you order one of the shirts at Irregular Apparel. [...]