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Sun Jun 24, 2018, 08:11 PM

Portland clothing firm sells out "I really care" jackets; all proceeds going to refugee advocacy

US clothing firm takes swipe at Melania Trump with 'I really care' charity jacket

Wildfang company in Oregon to sell jacket for $98 with all proceeds going to Texas-based refugee advocacy group

A US clothing company is taking a sartorial swipe at Melania Trump, selling jackets bearing the slogan “I really care, don’t you?” in response to the “I really don’t care” jacket the first lady wore to visit migrant children separated from their parents.

All proceeds from the jackets, selling for $98, will be donated to a Texas-based refugee and immigrant advocacy group, said Emma McIlroy, chief executive of the Wildfang clothing company in Portland, Oregon.

The first lady’s visit on Thursday to a Texas shelter housing migrant children was overshadowed by the jacket she wore with the words: “I really don’t care, do u?” scrawled in white brush strokes on the back. The jacket prompted a maelstrom on social media.
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Trump’s spokeswoman said the jacket had no hidden message but President Donald Trump tweeted that it referred to “fake news”.

Wildfang had its version of the jacket, with its slogan on the back, for sale online the same day as the first lady’s visit, McIlroy said.

“I thought, ‘Why don’t we make the opposite jacket? Why don’t we make the jacket that does good in the world?’” she said.

The first batch of 100 military-style jackets sold out in an hour and a second batch sold just as quickly. The small, five-year-old clothing company is now taking requests for t-shirts and other emblazoned jackets, McIlroy said.

“I think it’s just incredibly hopeful and refreshing,” she said.

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With sale of its jackets, Wildfang was more than halfway through its goal of raising $50,000 for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (Raices) in San Antonio, Texas, McIlroy said.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/23/melania-trump-jacket-firm-i-really-care-charity-oregon

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Reply Portland clothing firm sells out "I really care" jackets; all proceeds going to refugee advocacy (Original post)
Amaryllis Jun 2018 OP
smirkymonkey Jun 2018 #1
Gothmog Jun 2018 #2
Cha Jun 2018 #8
Gothmog Jun 2018 #9
Cha Jun 2018 #10
lunatica Jun 2018 #3
BigmanPigman Jun 2018 #4
Cha Jun 2018 #7
BobTheSubgenius Jun 2018 #5
Cha Jun 2018 #6
Tanuki Jun 2018 #11
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #12

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 08:45 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 09:23 PM

2. From the Texas Democratic Convention

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 12:19 AM

8. Oh you just had your Texas Democratic Convention?!

I think this writing on the jacket says it BEST! Thanks, Goth!

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 03:03 PM

9. Sri Preston Kulkarni got a picture with her also

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 04:30 PM

10. Awesome!!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 11:03 PM

3. Kick

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 11:04 PM

4. There was a large rally in San Diego yesterday and I saw

a ton of signs and jackets that had "Yes, I really do care. Do U?" on them. There is another rally on Sat June 30th and I expect to see a lot more. Over 500 cities are having protests on that date.
RESIST! Spread the word. Thanks!
The executive order that Donald Trump signed today is not a solution to the crisis created by his administration; it keeps kids imprisoned indefinitely, and doesn't reunite thousands of separated families. But it does show the administration is reacting to public pressure, so we will continue to increase our pressure for justice at hundreds of events on Saturday, June 30, to say that families belong together.
https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/
https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/families-belong-together?source=FBTsite622
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/kids-are-still-in-cages?source=FBTsite622
https://www.romper.com/p/this-list-of-families-belong-together-protests-is-growing-proving-americans-are-outraged-9540228

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 12:17 AM

7. YAY, San Diego!!



June 1.. in Miramar, Florida

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural


FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, children hold signs during a demonstration in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Miramar, Fla. The Trump administration's move to separate

https://www.expressnews.com/news/texas/article/Erosion-of-immigrant-protections-began-with-Trump-13001738.php

It certainly has exploded since June 1st..

San Diego yesterday..



https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/news/rally-in-support-of-immigrant-families%252C-san-diego-2018-06-23

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 11:06 PM

5. I hope this company's awareness and generosity...

...comes back to them 10 fold.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 11:59 PM

6. Yeah, that "I really don't care blah blah blah" needs a

swipe taken at her inane twitself.

Good on the Portland, Ore Clothing Company, Wildfang!

May it spread across the country!

Mahalo, Amaryllis

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 04:35 PM

11. Have you seen the DNC's "We care, We vote, Do U?" T-shirts?

https://store.democrats.org/products/we-care-we-vote

?v=1529700731

(You can get one for $20 at the link)

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 04:39 PM

12. Melanoma's jacket is part of a coordinated fascist fashion promotion of apathy.

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