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About Us

Feminist Apparel is an independent purpose-driven clothing company based in Philadelphia, PA. As a company, we believe in spreading feminism through inclusivity, positivity, and open dialogue. That's why we put the feminist artwork of 50+ individual artists (who receive a share of our profits on a monthly basis) on a variety of clothing products, spanning in sizing from baby onesies to 5XL t-shirts.

 

Pick up a shirt, talk to your friends about it, and know that you’re doing an invaluable service by calling out discriminatory attitudes in your community, and creating a growing mainstream movement towards a more inclusive, representative, and just world.

 

Feminist Apparel Mission Statement 2016

FAQ about Feminist Apparel and Feminism

It's a movement that realizes the injustices and oppression that marginalized people face in their everyday lives and works to combat those issues. There are a lot of misconceptions about feminism, but our feminist ideology is simple, feminism is for human rights, respect, and inclusivity.

Feminist Apparel is an online storefront that offers exclusively products with feminist messaging and imagery. We don’t claim to be re-branding feminism or offering academic insight into the movement, we are an independent company that seeks to be the Feminism 101 shop for you and anyone that sees you wearing one of our shirts. We want our products to start conversations about intersectional feminism out in the real world and make people feel powerful and proud when they are wearing their feminist ideals right on their chest.

All of our designs are printed in our office here in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. The shirts themselves are sourced from a company called Gildan who employs ethical and environmentally conscious manufacturing practices and is 100% sweatshop free. Gildan facilities are WRAP certified: “WRAP is dedicated to ensuring lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world.

 

In order to receive certification for facilities, they are regularly audited and must comply with the 12 WRAP principles. These relate to areas such as workplace regulations, child labour, hours of work, health and safety, discrimination and security.” They also produce garments that go up to 5XL & adhere to the codes of the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and they ask the same of external suppliers when used. Here is their Code of Ethics.

Our designs are either originally produced in-house or submitted by awesome Feminist Creatives ( like YOU) or our Shop By Cause partners. All of the designs on our website follow a set of guidelines to ensure originality, inclusivity, and positivity.

We view our profits as a tool for further outreach, education, and activism. Every sale on our site allows us to continue to grow as an organization so that we can employ more people in our community, carry out our own team's feminist and volunteer projects, and help sponsor feminist programming right here in Philadelphia.

We also partner with a number of organizations through our growing Shop By Cause iniative. All of the partnering groups receive 40% of the earnings that we collect from the sale of items in their collection. In addition, we often do smaller fundraising promotions and donate items to support the fundraising efforts of women's rights organizations.

Finally, most of the designs on our site have been submitted to us by independent feminist artists, who retain full rights to their work and are paid a percentage of the profits on a recurrent, monthly basis based on the sales that their respective designs account for. Get to know our international network of artists here!


Curious about our ordering and shipping process? Please visit our FAQ section here. 

If you have any questions that we haven't addressed here, please shoot us an email over at hello@feministapparel .com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thanks for stopping by and supporting our independent, feminist organization as we help in the fight to debunk the misconceptions surrounding feminism!

With love,

The FA Team