Akomplice urges everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income bracket, and geographical location, to join The Climate Strike this Friday, September 20th. If you trust science, then join tomorrow in what is expected to be the largest climate strike the world has ever seen. Scientists and the United Nations are giving humans 11 years to drastically change their ways in order to save the species from this existential crisis. It is critical to support this youth-led climate strike for the sake of your future, your children’s future, and for the future of our planet.
Akomplice is hosting three events in three states during the Global Climate Strike Week. Join us for a night of multimedia activism that will fuse art, action, music, and fashion with an evening of drinks & hanging out. RSVP for details, please include the city of interest in the subject field.
Our latest endeavor speaks on the magnitude of gun violence in America.
At a cemetery in Santa Monica, photographer Beth Saravo captures the world-weary demeanor of young model Duke Abraham, signifying the reality that the youth can be the victim or the perpetrator, and are often those most affected.
Standing somberly in the stark daylight, the setting reminds us of the every-day pervasiveness of gun violence and gun deaths in America.
Akomplice is not anti-gun, but rather pro-gun control. “In the US it’s easier to get a gun than get a driver’s license, that’s kind of absurd.” Co-owner Patrick Liberty adds, “and if mental illness is to blame for these mass shootings, maybe the criteria for acquiring a gun should be a little more stringent.” For many it seems obvious that having stricter gun control laws would decrease gun related deaths. Many states, with California in the forefront, are taking things into their own hands and passing legislation to enact stricter gun laws.
This tee features the staggering statistics of gun deaths in the USA compared to other first-world countries, in an effort to get us thinking. The design is a new iteration of a tee we released back in 2008, the re-design triggered by the ongoing escalation of mass shootings in the United States. The 2016 statistics were the most up to date at the time of design, but the epidemic continues to rage. In 2019 alone, there have already been 6,534 gun-related deaths and 174 mass shootings, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive.
The short sleeve tees are made with 100% organic cotton and will be available for sale on our webstore at 3pm on Friday June 21st, 2019.