Maine Black Business Pledge Orgs.rose2021-03-04T13:31:14-05:00
Little Chair Printing
“As a business/artist it’s in my mission statement that I am a shop that supports and believes in racial equally and will use my skills to support that. I have been printing Black Lives Matter t-shirts since the movement started in 2013. I was living in Philadelphia at the time printing within the various parts of the city. After moving to Maine three years ago, I realized that this work was very much needed. People who live in Maine need to step up and show support to our black and brown community. So I have been printing Free BLM t-shirts with proof of donation to BLM causes. Then I also ask for a donation and with the weekly donations that I receive I have been donating to local and national BLM organizations/businesses and individuals. I do have a retail shop that I can host artist designs (this is something I am trying to work on more since covid it’s changed some parts of my business) . I would love to host more POC artists. I work as a wholesale printer for many POC individual artists so I offer 10% discount on their orders.” -Hope
“We The Merchant Company pledge to dedicate 10% of our shelf space to local black owned businesses and consignors. We are a consignment shop and we are excited to welcome more local black artists, makers and wholesalers to our store.”- John and Todd
“I intend to continue running campaigns on apparel sales and custom hat deposits throughout the year where a large % gets donated to the Black community via impactful organizations. Additionally I have it set up so that 50% of any tips I receive throughout the year for custom hats get donated to social justice.”- Meg
“Deciduous offers brand strategy and design work to select Black-Owned businesses/organizations at no cost. This includes direction about how to reflect your personality and mission to your customers and the creation of a brand identity (logo, fonts, colors, images, style guide, etc…). Please reach out to us if you’re interested in starting a project and we would be happy to learn more about what you’re doing and see how we could be of help.”- Danny
Please note* This service is very limited. Danny runs a small, intentional studio.