Irregular Times sells sweatshop-free political t-shirts for three reasons:
1) To help spread messages we believe in on the backs of other folks.
2) To keep this website running.
3) In a small way, to help the causes we agree with keep on trucking.
Reason #3 operates through a pledge of ours: every time we [...]
When we started selling shirts to help cover the costs of running the Irregular Times website, we decided to print only on shirts that are made in the USA because, despite all the attempts to erode worker rights, American textile workers still have better wages, more rights and more workplace protections than workers in overseas [...]
Every time someone buys one of our sweatshop-free liberal t-shirts through Skreened, we set aside two dollars from the profits: one dollar for donation to a domestic political cause and another dollar for donation to an overseas charitable effort.
Our latest domestic political donation goes to Ballot Access News, an online and on-paper newsletter by [...]
Nicholas Kristoff says the best thing Americans can do for poor people living in the Third World is to buy crap made in sweatshop factories where people don’t make enough money to support their families, because even though they’re exploitative jobs, they’re better than the alternative — no jobs at all or sex slavery — [...]
Every time we sell a sweatshop-free made in the USA t-shirt through Skreened, we pledge to donate a dollar toward the cause of sustainable international development. Sadly, a number of supposedly “friendly” t-shirt brands made in third world countries turn out to actually be exploiting third world workers, and that’s why we source our shirts [...]
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 [...]