Support the cause with these pro-equality/anti police brutality tees and hoodies
T-Shirts and Hoodies have provided a blank canvas for designers to voice their political and social concerns since streetwear began. Even before this new age of fashion, Vivienne Westwood scrawled provocative graphics over ripped garments, an action that would be copied decades on by anti-establishment provocateurs across the globe.
George Floyd's death became the focal point for our world's inequalities the Monday he was brutally murdered. Finally, it feels like change could be upon us - the spontaneous eruptions of anger have spread from Minneapolis, to every corner of the world and industry too. We need to make sure society is continually convulsed with protests and support for the movement. Buying a graphic tee is one of many ways you can provide your support, and it is a particularly powerful option. The brands in this list are donating 100% of their profits to charity, using their platform to fight systematic racism and prejudice. Choose your favourite design, the charity you would like your money to go to and purchase what you can from the list.
FEAR OF GOD CHARITY SHIRT - ALL PROCEEDINGS GO TO THE GIANNA FLOYD MEMORIAL FUND
BABYLON LA - “RIGHTS TEE” - ALL PROCEEDINGS GO TO THE BAIL PROJECT TO HELP FREE ARRESTED PRISONERS
DENIM TEARS - COTTON PEACE CHARITY TEE - ALL PROCEEDINGS DONATED TO THE KNOW YOUR RIGHTS CAMP, WHO PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES
MARY BETH BARONE - THOTS AGAINST COPS TEE - ALL PROCEEDINGS GO TO BLACK LIVES MATTER
PICNIC CLOTHING - TABLE TEE - PROCEEDINGS GOING TO NAACP - VISIT @PICNIC_CLOTHING ON INSTA TO MAKE THE COP. A MERE £19 ALL IN.
IF YOU SEE DA POLICE - WARNER BROTHER TEE - MINNESOTA, COLUMBUS FREEDOM FUND, AND BLACK LIVES MATTER
STÜSSY - STAND FIRM TEE - SALES SPLIT BETWEEN BLACK LIVES MATTER AND THE EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE
PSYCHWORLD X LIL YACHTY BLM TEE - SALES SPLIT BETWEEN THE NATIONAL BAIL FUND NETWORK, THE NAACP LEGAL DEFENCE FUND & BLACK LIVES MATTER GLOBAL NETWORK
A Cold-Wall - 10 grants for black owned businesses
Samuel Ross and ACW were one of the first labels offering support to black businesses who had ben affected by the rioting in America and the BLM movement. Not only has he distributed $25,000 worth of grants, he donated $10,000 dollars to Black Lives Matter too.
Brain Dead & Dev Hynes raise over $500,000 for black and LGBTQ communities with their collaborative t-shirt
This story has been one of Streetwear's most phenomenal amidst the protests. Brain Dead and Blood Orange collaborated on a $50 t-shirt to support black and LGBTQ communities, raising 10,000 times the price of the garment. This goes to show how powerful a community can be in reinforcing and activating change.
Places + Faces raise over £21,000 from their latest collection for bail funds in the US and Breonna Taylor’s GoFundMe
Ciesay and Soulz, P+F's founders, raised 5 figures in their world peace capsule. Being a black owned business, this is a particularly powerful moment in streetwear's affiliation to the BLM and George Floyd movement.
Kanye West donates $2,000,000.00 to George Floyd’s family and starts college fund for Gianna Floyd.
Whatever your opinion is on Kanye, we think it is important to highlight his generosity to George Floyd's family in this time of crisis. He is often the subject of bad press, and rightfully so, but his acts of kindness are far from unordinary.
WRITTEN BY LIAM CATTERMOLE