Sustainable Merch

Step 1: Find an upcycled item, like an old t-shirt, tote bag or hat! If you don't have one you like, try asking friends and family, or head over to a thrift shop like value village and see if you can find one there.

Step 2: Browse through the pictures and pick your favourite design. Then, scroll past the pictures with models, and click on the black-and-white design that you liked, to download the slogan or logo of your choosing*.

Step 3: Put it on your upcycled item by:

 

  • Creating a stencil (print the image, cut it out and transfer it to the fabric with fabric paints, or sharpies - look up online tutorials for more advice!)

  • Bringing it to a direct-to-garment printer (as shown on our photos!**)

  • Get it screen printed, or screen print it yourself!

 

Step 4: Share your D-I-Y sustainable SUTE merch online, and use the hashtag #SUTE or tag us, so we can share!

 

In doing so, you are helping to spread awareness of our website, which will help promote more people to vote for the climate this election!

*If you would like a different colour, feel free to reach out to us via our contact page!

**We went to a local business in Guelph (called Harmony) that did DTG printing for us (it is sustainable, eco-friendly and printed to order i.e. no mass production— so they make it just for you and there is no waste)!

 

Through an exclusive collaboration, Harmony is willing to charge only $10 to print the front/back of a t-shirt with your chosen SUTE logo/slogans if you brought your own t-shirt in, but it has to be at least 60% cotton! You can drop a tee off to any of their locations in downtown Guelph (or same-day printing), Waterloo, Stratford, or Stone Road Mall to be sent off for printing at their downtown Guelph location. Then, pick it up at your preferred location at a later date. For full location info, click here.

 

You can also try finding local businesses that do this in your area!

About Us

Shake Up The Establishment is a youth-led, registered (#1190975-4) national non-partisan non-profit organization that operates within the geographical confines of what is currently known as "Canada", but what is referred to by its First Peoples, as Turtle Island. Indigenous peoples have inhabited Turtle Island for over 10,000 years, and were the sole inhabitants less than 500 years ago. We acknowledge that our address resides on Treaty 3 land, and is the traditional territory of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas Peoples. Turtle Island is still home to many Indigenous peoples and we at SUTE are thankful to be able to live, learn and work on this territory, whilst continuing to create meaningful change for the climate justice movement. We are aware that our actions as an organization and the work we put out have an impact on our land, and on all that inhabit it. We are humbled to be able to follow the lead of centuries long Indigenous-led efforts towards the protection and stewardship of this land and the people that inhabit it. We are committed to continually evaluating & decolonizing our practices, and we do our best to incorporate the lived experiences of the land defenders and protectors within our work. We also want to honour the voices of Black, and non-Black people of colour within our work, and continually recognize their resiliency in the face of years of systemic oppression as imposed by the Canadian state.

 

Our enterprise is inclusive of all folx who call the geographical confines of what is currently known as Canada, home, and we celebrate the horizontal learning that comes from our diverse identities. As an organization, we will try our utmost best to ensure that only individuals with lived experiences are speaking on behalf of their communities, while still recognizing that Black, Indigenous and communities of colour as well as the LGBTQ2S+ community, are not a monolith. We firmly believe in accountability, and commit to being as transparent as possible in our activism space; to research our topics well, support and centre community care, and minimize any harm, no matter the intent. We have strict policies and procedures to uphold these tenets, and update these on a yearly (or as-needed) basis.

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