We've started this project to create nice looking #swag
to promote #FLOSS
projects out there (even the smallest ones), and to share the profits form sold #merchandise
with those projects. Some of you might remember us from last year's campaign where we crowdfunded and produced some #shirts
. Due to other priorities and some complications, we had to suspend the project for some time, until today. During the last weeks we've been working on setting up our new web-shop and preparing for the re-launching of the project.
Especially for the re-launch all shirts are now 10% off! As always 50% of the profit will be shared with the projects each #t-shirt
represent. Our shirts are made from #fair-trade
cotton where decent living wages are paid to the workers. Our designs are hand #silkscreen
printed using water-based inks, giving the best quality, no peeling nor plastic feel.
Soon after the crowd-funding campaign we've realized that outsourcing the shirt printing process is very expensive when producing for such a niche market (unfortunately #FOSS
folks ain't mainstream). Especially when we want to be able to produce small amounts for the tiniest projects out there. We are now able to use a small friendly silk screen print-shop which is great as long as it lasts - sadly, gentrification will soon force closure upon that location. Our goal and most desired situation is to run a small scale print-shop in our own home workshop. Therefor any initial profits from the relaunch will go into the equipment we need to become fully independent, allowing us utter freedom which is the fuel for real creativity.
We hope this time around we will manage to be more determent, more active and make the project a long lasting success with new (surprising) designs for more projects.