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Sustainability in Your Shop is a Process

Sustainability is more than a corporate buzzword. At least it should be. Corporations may have big budgets for dedicated CSR (corporate social responsibility) programs and cool infographics, but even without a big budget, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce waste, recycle resources and make your shop a more sustainable enterprise. Rick…

Aaron Feuerstein R.I.P.

Aaron Feuerstein passed away at age 95 on November 4th. December 11, 1995 the factory Malden Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts burned to the ground in one of the biggest fires in New England’s history. The owner Aaron Feuerstein instead of taking the $300,000,000 and closing down, paid his 3,000 workers for months and paid their…

A Thousand Dollar T-Shirt

This clip below is a pretty cool interview given by Bowie about art and how the “art world” keeps us from seeing the creativity in each of us. One of the things I have always loved about t-shirts is that creative words and images can be shared at a price that most people can afford.…

US Bans Cotton and Cotton Products from Xinjiang Province of China

Due to credible reports of forced labor involving the Uyghur and Kazakah ethnic groups in China’s Xinjiang Province there is a current ban on import of both raw cotton and goods containing cotton from the Xinjiang Province. The ban, known as a “withhold release order,” also applies to products processed or manufactured in third countries.…

Brilliant Scientific Minds on the Pandemic

In the field of public health you aren’t going to get anyone smarter AND more experienced than Larry Brilliant or Paul Farmer or David Ho. Larry’s work on eliminating smallpox from the world, Paul’s well-documented work on bringing health care to impoverished areas of the world, and David’s work on HIV are great achievements. There…

Techies and Artists Fight Back Against Copyright Infringement

This is my kind of fighting back, making hilarious fun while screwing with bad guys.  Basically folks have fooled bots that troll twitter for ideas that people want made into shirts. The results are hilarious and subversive. Check out my new favorite blog (well, besides inkkitchen.com 😉  waxy.org which is by Andy Baio . Reading…

Mainstream Bootlegs Everywhere

The Washington Post this morning has an article about how Amazon aids and abets thieves in selling counterfeit merchandise. This is rampant in the t-shirt world as well. I regularly have to police all the many many sites selling shirts that have bootlegs of even my non-profit and charitable organization clients. Printers have to get…

We Had a Great Time and Did Something Good

A few weeks ago we were able to hang out with all of our industry pals at Panther City Print Party. The Post in Fort Worth was nice enough to host us and after all of the good times and shenanigans that you already read about, we tallied up a bunch of cash that we…

Panther City Print Party 2: Good Times for a Great Cause

Last week, at ISS Fort Worth, the Ink Kitchen and Hanes threw the second annual Panther City Print Party to Benefit the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition. With the help of our generous sponsors and attendees we were able to raise over $5k for a great cause, all while having a great time amongst friends.  The…

Farm Aid 2019: Lots of Merch

We manage the merch for Farm Aid at their big benefit concert once a year. With great anticipation we’ll see how we do today. We get some of the anxiety that has us relating to the tough job farmers have, will it rain and ruin sales, will it be sunny and we sell more cowboy…

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