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Wearable Politics

Brands, artists and organizations imbue apparel with powerful charged messages

Implications - While politically themed apparel isn't anything new, it's been showing up more frequently in places one previously might not have expected. Given the visibility of politics from all angle in the social media age, it's not much of a surprise that brands, artists and organizations alike have felt the need to share their views. Not only has this increased the variety of apparel of this nature and the availability of it, but it illustrates how a dialogue between consumers and brands has grown more personal.
Workshop Question — Does your company vocalize a stance on any political issues? If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages therein? Ask the same questions if you are not vocal.
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8 Featured, 66 Examples:
212,699 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jun 16 — Nov 16
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Political Statement Streetwear
Political Statement Streetwear
Head of State's 'Cruel Hands' Collection Combats Societal Problems
For the Fall/Winter 2016 season, streetwear label Head of State released its ‘Cruel Hands’ collection. Intermingling influences from across the board, the apparel carries a strong... MORE
Politically Charged Apparel
Politically Charged Apparel
'Ev Bravado' Makes a Statement with Its 'Make America Suck Again' Line
The ‘Ev Bravado’ debut collection is filled with political satire that would infuriate many Republicans. One of Donald Trump’s popular slogans, “Make American Great Again,&#... MORE
Referendum-Themed Apparel
Referendum-Themed Apparel
Daniel W. Fletcher's Spring/Summer Collection Draws from Brexit Events
Designer Daniel W. Fletcher was reportedly very affected by the 2016 UK referendum. In order to display this, he sought to use the Brexit events as the inspiration for his latest men’s apparel... MORE
Political Pride Collections
Political Pride Collections
The 'Make America Gay Again' T-Shirts Celebrate Pride Month
To celebrate Pride Month, American Apparel released a line of tees, tanks and tote bags adorned with the phrase ‘Make America Gay Again.’ The clever phrase plays off of Donald Trump’... MORE
Political Chain Store T-Shirts
Political Chain Store T-Shirts
These Political T-Shirts Make a Statement Against Donald Trump
It is pretty clear which side of the current political debate ‘Urban Outfitters’ falls on by viewing the company’s collection of political t-shirts. In an attempt to profit off... MORE
Political Peace T-Shirts
Political Peace T-Shirts
The New Noah Collection Has Graphics That Read "Why Cant We Be Friends?"
The new Noah collection stays true to the utilitarian menswear brand’s simplistic aesthetic, however a few of the graphics on its tees take it a little deeper. Offered in a variety of... MORE
Charitable Political T-Shirts
Charitable Political T-Shirts
Pusha T's New Shirts Support Hillary and Feature Her Viral Tweet
Rapper Pusha T has designed new political t-shirts in support of Hillary Clinton. The t-shirts have Hillary’s viral tweet “Delete your account” that was aimed at Donald Trump.... MORE
Patriotic Pride Hats
Patriotic Pride Hats
These Hats Parody Trump's Campaign Slogan and Support the LGBTQ Community
The Human Rights Campaign designed two different Pride hats in order to celebrate and support the LGBTQ community during the month of June. Given that this marks Pride Month, the affordable hats... MORE

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