Support the Black Lives Matter Movement by Purchasing These T-shirts
words by angelyn
Graphic tees have never lost their place in streetwear culture. A graphic tee can be engaging, thought-provoking and make a statement about who you are. As we see protests around the world fighting against police brutality and systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death, streetwear brands are taking a stand against systemic racism in the black community.
Labels from Crafted to Diet Starts Monday are using their platform to create tees with strong messages behind it and with the intention of giving back to the community. From donating to signing petitions, you may consider purchasing these tees as another form of aiding the cause.
Denim Tears features a photo from the 1992 LA Riots of a man with a peace sign on his shirt in front of a blazing fire and a quote from James Baldwin on its graphic tee. Tremaine Emory wants to provide resources for black and brown communities, including the hiring of defence attorneys for anyone protesting police brutality by donating its profits to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.
Crafted released a series of graphic tees with proceeds going to Reclaim The Block, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund, and Black Lives Matter. Show your support for the Black Lives Matter movement by purchasing the tees here.
Diet Starts Monday
Diet Starts Monday is giving 100 percent of proceeds equally to Reclaim the Block, Color of Change, and the National Bail Out Fund with their latest release. Make a bold statement with the design of the words “Stop Killing Black People” over and over again for just $40.
This T-shirt release is a combined effort of LA Cherry, Carrots, Wasted Youth, Shabbaaaaa and Uncle Paulie. The front sees a protestor holding a sign that reads “Enough” in front of police while the back reminds people of the many black men and women who have lost their lives due to police brutality. The United Negro College Fund and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles will benefit from the proceeds made from this release.
Inspired by the ‘eRACISM’ mural in Oakland under the 580 freeway, this tee is here to aid the National Bail Fund and Black Lives Matter. A list of black men and women who have been killed by police brutality is printed in red across the back. Purchase your very own here.
Dover Street Market
This capsule by CDG is showing its fight against injustice with messages like “Thinking and Doing Will Result in the Future” and “Believe in a Better Tomorrow” on its tees. The capsule also consists of tote bags and jackets with the same statements and all proceeds will go towards Northside Achievement Zone, a black-led nonprofit working to close the opportunity gap in North Minneapolis.