A note to the consumer
we know that participating in ethical commerce as Socialists is challenging, which is why doing so is a responsibility we take seriously. 100% of the items in our shop are Union printed and Made in the USA.
This means when you buy something here, not only are you actively supporting Leftist writers and artists—your dollar is indirectly supporting labor rights and the demand for living-wage work in the U.S. Additionally, all packaging is 100% eco-conscious and plastic-free, and all shipments support the USPS exclusively.
Individuals and organizations who capitalize off "socialism" as a brand—who commodify it for personal profit by exploiting the very means they allege to disavow—do an incredible disservice to the movement.
We at Functionally Dead are separating ourselves by example in order to provide transparency to the consumer. When (these allegedly socialist) sellers cite the excuse that ethical commerce is impossible or impractical, the truth is it's neither—they're simply unwilling to put in the work because capitalism is cheaper and easier.