8 Online Shops Trying to Dress You For The Resistance

It isn’t difficult to find fashion that supports your political leanings.

There are coffee mugs, t-shirts, hats, tote bags — nearly anything you can screen-print — that support any number of causes, initiatives or movements. Fast fashion retailers love a good “Feminist AF” t-shirt.

They’re cheap, cute and line up perfectly with the predilections of any number of young woman and men, but does that mean the retailer truly supports Feminism? Hard to say.

It can be difficult to tell if a business is really practicing what they screenprint or rather commodifying the movement of the moment for profit’s sake.

Lucky for you, we put together this short list of online retailers that have charity nearly sown into the lining of their merchandise. Sellers with progressive or socially conscious clothing and accessories are doing what they can to support similar organizations and initiatives.

If you buy that Feminist AF tote bag, you know for sure that a portion or the whole of your proceeds went to Planned Parenthood or the Trans Woman of Color Collective or maybe just a local Women’s Shelter.

Take Radical Dreams, the label pins and accessories company was started in 2015 when it’s founder couldn’t find any pins that she felt really inspired her or spoke to her experience as a black woman.

In response, the medical school student started designing her own. But she took it one step further and donates a portion of all proceeds to different organizations that serve the community she loves so much.

Here is a list of 8 online retailers who support the causes they print on tote bags, pins and t-shirts. Each of these retailers donates a portion of their proceeds to community organizations and non-profits. Get shopping!

Radical Dreams:

For all your label pin and accessory needs.

Green Box Shop:

Remember Frank Ocean’s epic headlining set at Panorama Music Festival this year? He wore a plain white t-shirt that said “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?” He got that shirt at Green Box Shop — need we say more.

Assist The Resistance:

“With every purchase, you can choose which organization you’d like to support, or you can give a little to each,” reads their website.

Rhino Parade:

“As of the Summer of 2017, Rhino Parade has raised over $2.5K for the following organizations: ACLU, NOW, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, LAMBDA Legal, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Planned Parenthood of NYC.”

Coloring Pins:

At the end of July, Coloring Pins donated %100 of the profits from their “Henrietta Lacks, Thank You” pins to the Henrietta Lacks Foundation.

Power Plant Oakland:

10% of all Power Plant profits go to supporting Oakland social justice non-profit organizations.

Vagarchy:

Donates a portion of sales to organizations like the ACLU, THORN, and BAMFI.

Sevenly:

Sevenly donates $7 of every perchance to a different spotlighted initiative each week.

About the author

Maya Lewis is a 20-something Brooklynite, by way of Maryland. She spends her time writing about things she believes are interesting and finding ways to trick people into reading them.

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