Black Lives Matter

Big Cartel is committed to being an anti-racist company. We are built to be positive and inclusive. Art can be challenging, but it should never cross the line into hate and discrimination, or be used as a weapon to silence the voices of others. There is no room for hate, discrimination, or violence at Big Cartel.

Everyone has a role in the fight for justice. We are learning our place in the struggle and how we can help, and that is a messy, ongoing process. We will reflect, evolve, and update our practices and recommendations over time.

To start, our Prohibited Items Terms have been updated to reflect our role in the fight against racism and bigotry. We're also pledging money, work programs, and more for our community.

June Donation

$10,000 to Bail Funds working to free protestors and community members from a racist carceral system.

July Donation

$10,000 to Project LETS an organization focused on addressing the intersectionality between race, mental health, and disability.

August Donation

$10,000 to Angry Tias and Abuelas providing basic necessities for health and safety and support for human dignity and justice.

September Donation

$10,000 to Black Women Build to help train Black women in rebuilding West Baltimore, with an additional $500 to both Don’t Shoot PDX and PDX Mutual Aid.

Charitable Match

$5,250 matched donations raised by shops in our community.

Financial Support Total

$41,000 total financial support given since May 2020.

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”

Angela Y. Davis

Watch, listen, and learn

“I don’t want your love and light if it doesn’t come with solidarity and action. I have no interest in passive empathy.”

Rachel Cargle

Join, amplify, and support

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

Angela Y. Davis

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