BLACK LIVES MATTER MUSIC ORIGINS T-SHIRT
100% profits donated to blacklivesmatter.com
As a clothing brand that exists because of and is inspired by the impact black culture has on the electronic music scene, we stand in solidarity with those fighting against racial injustice in both the US and across the world. What we dance to and listen to today in the raves and the many genres that spawn from it would not exist if it wasn’t for black musicians - the pioneers of Detroit Techno, Chicago House and disco.
To highlight this history we’ve designed an origins t-shirt. This design could have branched out in many directions touching on Acid, Jungle, Garage and so much more, but we stuck with the foundations of Jazz and following a musical path through Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip-Hop, House and finally to Techno.
All profits from the sale of this t-shirt will go towards the Black Lives Matter Foundation. This is not an opportunity for us to cash in or use this t-shirt as a marketing tool for more business exposure. The objective is to educate and raise awareness. We’ve collated some helpful resources, links and reading materials which we would like to expand on with your help, and will continue to add to these educative resources.
We still have plenty more work to do, each and every one of us. We urgently need to support protesters, organisations on the ground and black communities in the US and around the world. There is no debate about this: Black Lives Matter. We must end police violence and racial injustice. We must bring about police and prison reform. We must help create a world where black lives are not systematically targeted by the authorities during their lives.
We cannot say this loudly enough: our non-black audience and customers should educate themselves as much as possible, speak up and take action. It means using our voices to challenge those around you if a challenge needs to be made. It means demanding accountability from those in power. It means protesting and it means fighting for justice. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t ignore that feeling. Reflect on it and decide what you can do to help the cause. RESOURCE PAGE: www.wastedheroes-shop.com/black-lives-matter
Printed on a 100% Combed Cotton Jersey T-shirt (165G)
and Screen printed by hand using environmentally friendly water based inks.