T-shirts branded with brand new swastikas for sale on the custom clothes platform Teespring have since already been removed after the company became conscious of the design.
The company responsible for the producing the products, KA Design, was marketing the clothing (via Teespring. com) with swastikas printed on them so that they can reclaim the Nazi imagery being a symbol of peace and like.
The items featured several different designs, all using the new swastika symbol over a range background with phrases like serenity and love.
On the KA Design page on Teespring, they describe, We celebrate freedom. We want to discover our boundaries, and push all of them forward. We love humanity, enjoy and peace. We are KA.
A representative designed for Teespring told Fox News that will KA Design is not affiliated with and no reflects the views from the company. The moment Teespring was produced aware of the design, it was removed from the website. No t-shirts were marketed to consumers and Teespring failed to profit from this design in any way.
Teespring furthermore issued an apology for the occurrence, saying they are taking action to make sure this does not happen again. Each uses keyword detection, image recognition plus manual review to screen the particular catalogue of inventory. Additionally , the particular representative said they are continually enhancing the processes to ensure content of the nature doesn’t appear on the site plus they are creating more sophisticated systems plus layers of manual review.
To show their own support for those who took offense towards the designs, the company is making a monetary gift to Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. ”
In a video posted to the KA Design Facebook page last 30 days, they describe the history of the swastika as an ancient Indian symbol associated with peace, love, luck, infinity plus life before the Nazis stigmatized the particular symbol by using it to represent hate, fear, war, racism and energy.
An agent for the company told Dazed they will not care if the t-shirts are purchased by Nazis. “We think the particular message on our apparel is clear: Serenity, love and freedom win over hate, war and prejudice. If some sort of neo-Nazi goes out wearing our tee shirt, he will raise the same kind of queries and discussions as a communist putting on the same shirt. That’s why we do care about who buys the tops. ”
The clothing items, which were initially for sale on Teespring for $20-27, obtained enormous backlash on social media. Nevertheless , the products were praised by Neo-Nazi website The particular Daily Stormer .