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Baby Clothes with Political Messaging

Thursday, November 27, 2008

We keep receiving these emails from folks with opposing view points from ours. Messages like "I was going to buy that David Bowie onesie from your site but now that I see you support (insert upsetting baby shirt here...ie Obama, gay people) I am taking my business elsewhere and never coming back. Or the folk who write "I am really upset that you don't sell right wing shirts. You should respect ALL your customers and offer both sides. That is no way to run a good business and I am shopping elsewhere."
Good God. On our front page I say LIBERAL LEFT WINGERS PROGRESSIVE etc. When you go to an Italian restaurant are you pissed off when they don't have Chinese on the menu? I think the Chinese in Oakland really figured out that people who buy Chinese food expect to also see hot dogs and donuts on the menu. Tons of shops that cater to both. But I do not. Why? Because I am not out there to just make a buck. This entire site is part of a message. Part of something I am saying. Or trying to say. I am not perfect so neither is my message. But, this is a small business. I have two full time employees and one part time. We work out of a garage. We are passionate about what we do. We love making shirts that reflect current policy. We love babies (we are all women.) We also could not imagine selling any product that does not reflect our personal beliefs. We are not some cold corporate mega mall selling store with generic clothing. We personally design all our pieces. We talk, bleed, love and sweat over what we make. Why the hell would we sell a McCain shirt or a shirt bashing gay marriage if we absolutely think these things are wrong? There are so many sites out there that sell this sort of thing. If you read our front page, we don't cater to the allmighty dollar.
I mean if we are going to dress our children in clothing we purchase we want to make clothing we would want to purchase.

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