We pride ourselves on our progressive values and our central message is one of equality and fairness. We reject all prejudice and discrimination against anyone for reasons of race, religion, sexuality, wealth, gender or disability. In other words we believe that as human beings we are all equal, and as such we all deserve a decent, secure and fulfilling life, with equal access to opportunities in education, employment and participation in society. We believe that we should all play by the same rules with no special privileges for the well connected or wealthy.
On social media we aim to produce a healthy and lively debate on political, philosophical and social issues but will never tell anyone which political party to vote for in an election. Our products generally depict the radical movements and figures of the past and present with a particular emphasis on progressive and liberal values. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement by ourselves of the movement or person depicted, their actions or the consequences of their actions.
We are a small family business, conceived and based in the UK, but with inventory also in the US. We design and promote all our products ourselves and source them almost entirely from rural areas of England where jobs are in short supply. Though we use several suppliers for our products, these all operate under one roof i.e. they do not outsource the core manufacture of our products, thereby cutting down on the environmental damage caused by unnecessary shipping. To maintain our own high ethical and environmental standards we ask our suppliers questions to ensure that they too conform to sound principles, whether this is in the form of the employment of disabled people, solar panelling on the roof or recycling of any waste fabrics, cardboard, chemicals etc or if that is not possible, responsible disposal according to current legislation.
We have chosen natural, unbleached finishes for our products wherever possible and eco friendly water based inks are used with virtually no impact on the environment. The bulk of our fabrics are woven in Turkey or the US and finished in the UK. We are assured that no child labour is used in the factories where the fabrics are made and employment standards are good.
Our US fulfilment partners are based in Pennsylvania state. We've visited them, met a bunch of their staff and checked out their cool warehouse! Like us, they are a family-owned business with fair employment practices, and provide decent wages and healthcare benefits for all their employees in the US.