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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…

Organic Thread: Fiberactive Organics

Following last week’s post on using organic embroidery thread, we received a lot of questions about where to find organic embroidery thread.  Here is a great supplier, Fiberactive Organics.  For years, company CEO Julie Moore has offered genuine certified organic thread and in dozens of colors! It is all GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified,…

Misprint Monday: What To Do with Misprinted Shirts?

What should one do with misprints? I honestly don’t have any great answers but here are some mediocre ones. It should be on everyone’s mind because the world is swimming in overstocks and misprints. The average American disposes of almost 70 pounds of clothes per year. H&M was recently found to be incinerating 19 million…

Using T-Shirts for a Positive Effort in New Zealand

After the  murders in Christchurch at two mosques a charity called Good Bitches Baking in New Zealand produced a shirt with a positive message and raised $25K for victim’s families. More on this story in the local press there.  

ISS Long Beach 2019 Shop Talk: Brett Bowden of Printed Threads

Brett Bowden, Founder/Owner of Printed Threads, sometimes known as “Screen-Print Jesus”, sermonizes on the importance of customer service.

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