Adding a Charity to Support Racial Injustice
Black Lives Matter. Threadless stands against racism.
Threadless is a diverse, global community of artists and those that support them. We join all who honor George Floyd and the countless others who've lost their lives and livelihoods to racism. We share the anger and sorrow created by the systemic racism prevalent in this world. In times like these, art plays an important role in driving progress and creating cultural change.
All Artist Shop owners now have the option to donate a portion of their proceeds to Racial Injustice charities with an additive donation from Threadless for any donation. These organizations exist to help bring racial justice and create a less hostile world for the Black community.
The organizations are as follows:
- Black Lives Matter
- Black Visions Collective
- The Bail Project
- Unicorn Riot
- Reclaim The Block
- Chicago Freedom School
- Color of Change
You can now set up automatic donations right from your Artist Dashboard, choose to donate all Artist Earnings or a percentage of your profit for any design in your Artist Shop, and your donations will be matched by Threadless up to $100,000.
Adding the Donation account as a Collaborator
From the Products page, select the design you would like to set up for the earnings donation. You'll find all the approved charities under the Causes & Charities section on the page under Product Description.
Click on Select a Cause to see the dropdown and then select Racial Injustice, to see specific charities for your donation. Once you have completed the first two fields, you can then select a percentage of earnings you would like to donate - any amount from 100% to 1%. Once you entered that info click on the + Add button to save it. You can also repeat this process to add additional charities. To remove, click the Trash Can icon next to the % field.
If the percentage selected to over 100%, the last charity entered will not save and you'll see the following error message " The total donation cannot exceed 100%" Simply adjust the amount and save it again.
Donation Details on the Product Page
Once you've saved the charity of your choice, the donation details are automatically added to your Artist Shop product page. This Causes section will have more info about the mission of the charity and will include your donation percentage. You may also choose to share your stance, thoughts, and motivation behind your support in the product description to make it even more personal.