NPR x PPW for Pride

In collaboration with National Public Radio,  Philadelphia Printworks celebrates the strength and joy of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Consisting of over 20 pieces, the collection features t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, shorts, and accessories.  The tie-dye, vibrant colors, and illustrations are intentionally celebratory and joyous. As with most of our apparel, the "Hey Hey" logo is rooted in social justice. Chanted by community members and allies alike, it references the well-known protest slogan "Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! Homophobia has got to go!"

Queer illustrator Loveis Wise created both the collection logo and Pride illustration. Black (Latinx) trans/genderqueer artist Noel Puello hand-dyed the bandanas, hats, and socks. Each garment was screen-printed by hand in-house by our majority LGBTQIA+ team. The garments for this collection were sourced from the worker-centered, Los Angeles-based manufacturer The garments are ethically and sustainably made using 100% recycled cotton.

When PPW first began, our work referenced and mirrored many of the issues covered by NPR. Amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices is not new to us. The same can be said for NPR, whose reporting has been consistently inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community. For this reason, we felt a capsule collection for Pride Month would be the perfect way to introduce an ongoing partnership with the non-profit organization.

The Pride Capsule Collection is scheduled to release on Tuesday, June 15th at 12 pm EST.

Photos by Stephanie DeFeo.

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