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Our designs remind people that no matter how far back you have to go, we're all immigrants. Our diversity makes America great.
Our designs remind people that no matter how far back you have to go, we're all immigrants. Our diversity makes America great.
216 backers pledged $12,089 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Story

After the recent election, my sister, Betsy Miller, was concerned that recent immigrants and even the descendants of recent immigrants would not feel welcome in America. She had an idea to print a sweatshirt that simply said “French Immigrant” to practice solidarity with those who might be feeling marginalized.

For her birthday, her husband Don had the sweatshirt made. He even had sweatshirts made for himself and our entire family. A few days later, at Thanksgiving, Don and Betsy gave us the sweatshirts.

The sweatshirts brought up some great conversation between us but they weren’t meant to be a political statement. There are members of my family that voted for Trump, for Hillary and even for third party candidates. I suppose we are like a lot of families out there.

The beautiful thing about our Thanksgiving together is there wasn’t a single argument between us. We share a diversity of opinions, but nothing will tear us apart. One thing my family has always had is compassion and understanding of others. Immigration is a complicated issue. Both Democrats and Republicans are trying hard to create and enforce laws that maintain the beautiful, immigrant heritage of our country. We all understand we are a nation of laws.

But these sweatshirts did 2 things for me.
1. They reminded me that not long ago, my family came over from France and that must have been a terrifying journey. I don’t want to lose touch with that story.
2. They remind me that not everybody feels at home here, even if they are here legally. I want to be sensitive to that.

In the end, laws can keep the peace, but they can’t connect people. Only our stories can do that. I’m proud of my family for wearing a little bit of their story on their sweatshirts. If you’d like to tell the world a little of your story on your sweatshirt as a way of connecting all of us on this important issue, I’m making a small print run. I’d love to send you one, too.

 Sweatshirt

Our sweatshirt is Alternative Apparel’s Champ Eco-Fleece sweatshirt. It comes in sizes small through double XL. The sizing chart is below. The sweatshirt is 50% polyester, 46% cotton, and 4% rayon. It has a bound ribbed neckband and raglan sleeves. Raglan sleeves allow for a full range of motion without pulling or bunching, which increases the comfy scale rating ;) These sweatshirts contain organic and recycled materials. Alternative Apparel sells these sweatshirts for $50.00 without any print normally. Since I'll be buying in bulk I'll be able to buy them cheap enough to print and ship them to you for the same price! Personally, I love this sweatshirt! It’s super soft and great for wearing around town on a semi-chilly night or even in your house. I’m wearing mine as I type this!

We offer every nationality for print. To view the list go to https://goo.gl/MB6rPv. If the one you want isn't there or is spelled incorrectly, email us at info@equallyimmigrant.com to have it added or corrected.

 

  T-Shirts  

Our t-shirt is Next Level Apparel’s Tri-Blend Crew. It comes in sizes small through double XL. The sizing chart is below. The t-shirt is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon. It is super comfy and looks great with a lot of different outfits. 

We offer every nationality for print. To view the list go to https://goo.gl/MB6rPv. If the one you want isn't there or is spelled incorrectly, email us at info@equallyimmigrant.com to have it added or corrected.

Shirt Fitting Guide
Shirt Fitting Guide

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in this project! We're so excited to see where this goes. This movement is one we wholeheartedly believe in and stand confidently behind. We can't wait for you to get your sweatshirt or t-shirt and start connecting us all together through our common story of immigration by sharing a bit about your personal story of immigration. Follow us on Instagram @equallyimmigrant or click the image below to see the stories of different immigrants!

 

Timeline

The campaign ends in February and we'll send out surveys for sizing and nationalities. When we have the survey's back, we'll send the order to our supplier who will begin printing. Sweatshirts and t-shirts should be finished printing in March regardless of how many are ordered. During the printing process, we'll be getting orders from our supplier and we'll start shipping them out. Our goal is to have all orders shipped by mid-April. 

Rewards

T-Shirt 
Your first t-shirt costs $30. After that, just add $25 for each extra t-shirt you want. Example: 6 t-shirts would be $30 for the first t-shirt and $25 for the 5 after = $30 + 5 x ($25) = $155

If you're having trouble figuring out how much your pledge should be, go to https://goo.gl/o68CpZ for a handy pledge calculator my brother made for me.

We offer every nationality for print. To view the list go to https://goo.gl/MB6rPv. If the one you want isn't there or is spelled incorrectly, email us at info@equallyimmigrant.com to have it added or corrected.

Sweater
Your first sweatshirt costs $50. After that, just add $40 for each extra sweatshirt you want. Example: 6 sweatshirts would be $50 for the first sweatshirt and $40 for the 5 after = $50 + 5 x ($40) = $250

If you're having trouble figuring out how much your pledge should be, go to https://goo.gl/o68CpZ for a handy pledge calculator my brother made for me.

We offer every nationality for print. To view the list go to https://goo.gl/MB6rPv. If the one you want isn't there or is spelled incorrectly, email us at info@equallyimmigrant.com to have it added or corrected.

Both
If you want to buy a sweatshirt and a t-shirt the best way to do it would be to buy the t-shirt at $30 and then buy the sweatshirt at $40. Any multiples of the t-shirt would add up like in the example given in the t-shirt section above and all your sweaters would be $40. So 2 t-shirts and 2 sweatshirts would be $30 + $25 + 2 x ($40) = $135

If you're having trouble figuring out how much your pledge should be, go to https://goo.gl/o68CpZ for a handy pledge calculator my brother made for me.

We offer every nationality for print. To view the list go to https://goo.gl/MB6rPv. If the one you want isn't there or is spelled incorrectly, email us at info@equallyimmigrant.com to have it added or corrected.

Stickers

Suitcases 2" x 1.59" Die Cut
Suitcases 2" x 1.59" Die Cut

 

Equally Immigrant 2" x 2" Circle
Equally Immigrant 2" x 2" Circle

 

Risks and challenges

Essentially, the only thing keeping you from any of these hope spreading, community building, fear smashing, movement creating, diversity-celebrating products is your decision not to place an order.

The only risk is that by not sharing our stories we won't connect and the plot won't move towards progress.

All in all, I think we have ample wiggle room built into our timeline to ensure you get your orders on, or before, the scheduled date.

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    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    Equally Immigrant Stickers

    Thank you for your support! Includes 5 Equally Immigrant stickers and 5 Suitcase stickers. The pictures are on the left at the bottom of the page.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    One T-Shirt

    Thank you for your support! Includes one Equally Immigrant t-shirt with your choice of size and nationality.

    You'll be able to select size and nationality after the campaign ends.

    If you want more than one t-shirt, add $25 for each extra t-shirt. Example: 3 shirts = $30 + $25 + $25 = $80. You'll be able to select separate sizes and nationalities for each item after the campaign ends.

    If you're having trouble figuring out how much your pledge should be, go to https://goo.gl/o68CpZ for a handy pledge calculator my brother made for me.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    One Sweatshirt

    Thank you for your support! Includes one Equally Immigrant sweatshirt with your choice of size and nationality.

    You'll be able to select size and nationality after the campaign ends.

    If you want more than one sweatshirt, add $40 for each extra sweatshirt. Example: 3 sweatshirts = $50 + $40 + $40 = $130. You'll be able to select a separate size and nationality for each item after the campaign ends.

    If you're having trouble figuring out how much your pledge should be, go to https://goo.gl/o68CpZ for a handy pledge calculator my brother made for me.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    Combo (T-Shirt + Sweatshirt)

    Thank you for your support! Includes one Equally Immigrant t-shirt and one Equally Immigrant sweatshirt with your choice of size and nationality for each.

    If you want more than one of either, add $25 for each extra t-shirt and $40 for each extra sweatshirt.

    You'll be able to select a separate size and nationality for each item after the campaign ends.

    If you're having trouble figuring out how much your pledge should be, go to https://goo.gl/o68CpZ for a handy pledge calculator my brother made for me.

    Added shipping charge for out of US shipping.

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Funding period

- (25 days)