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You Can’t Disparage Skreened When Wearing Skreened Shirts. The Lawyers Tell You So.

We use the Ohio-based shop Skreened for printing our sweat-free shirts, but I’ve got to say this part of their User Agreement, applying to everyone using their website, is almost completely assholic:

PUBLIC REPUTATION

You acknowledge and agree that you will not use any product ordered from the Site in a way that would be […]

Skreened adds Sweatshop-Free Sweatshirts, Made in the USA with Zippers

I hate the word “hoodies.” I’m always looking for the accompanying blowfish.

But Skreened is adding to its line of sweat-free made in the USA American Apparel clothing today, and yes, you could call the new addition a “hoodie.” I prefer to think of these as hooded sweatshirts with zip:

But tomayto or tomahto, […]

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. […]

Overseas Microloan: Mamadou Barry, Senegal, Motorcycle Repair

For every shirt we sell through Skreened, we dedicate a dollar to a low-interest Kiva microloan fund to someone who is trying to start up an independent business. We won’t derive income from this; any money we make from these microloans will be sent back for more overseas development. Our latest microloan goes to Mamadou […]

5 Most Popular T-Shirts of May 2010: All About Immigration

The following were the five most popular t-shirt designs we sold on Skreened during the month of May 2010:

Each of these five most popular designs has to do with the issue of immigration. Interestingly, none has to do with the issue of oil spills, another contender in the public imagination for salience. […]

New V-Neck Political T-Shirts from Irregular Times through Skreened

We sell American Apparel shirts through Skreened because we know those shirts are made in the USA with worker protections, pay and environmental standards that overseas sweatshop production does not match. As of this morning, those shirts offer a slightly wider range in style, too.

Every shirt we sell through Skreened is now available […]

Overseas Microloan: Sarantuya Sambuu of Mongolia for a Cafe

To keep this website and our tummies going, we sell political t-shirts with liberal messages on them through Skreened, a printer whose awesomeness is both aesthetical (they print shirts on demand on an immensely bigger area of shirt than either CafePress or Zazzle) and ethical (they sell shirts made under American labor and environmental standards […]

Overseas Microloan: Najil Bantilan, Philippines, General Store

An ethical dilemma presents itself to those of us who sell shirts. It might be hypothetically thought of as good to do business with shirt suppliers from overseas, since doing so would send capital from the relatively wealthy United States to the rather more poor developing world. But in actuality, shirts shipped halfway around the […]

Overseas Microloan: Sylivia Tibabwerayo, Grocery, Uganda

For many years now, we writers at Irregular Times have kept our effort afloat and started new efforts like That’s My Congress by putting liberal t-shirts up for sale. We have only sold shirts made in the USA because in the United States there are clearly defined labor and workspace protections, and because American Apparel […]

Overseas Microloan: Loam Cham, Photography, Cambodia

For years, we writers at Irregular Times have kept our effort afloat and started new efforts like That’s My Congress by putting liberal t-shirts up for sale. We have only sold shirts made in the USA because in the United States there are clearly defined labor and workspace protections, and because American Apparel goes above […]

Political Donation: Electronic Frontier Foundation

When you buy one of our sweatshop-free t-shirts, you do more than spread a progressive political message across your chest. For every shirt we sell, we pledge to donate $1 to a progressive political cause right here in the USA.

This past week, we’ve seen the Senate hide behind a voice vote to pass a […]