Images used are examples of what can be done with this patch (sew-on, not iron-on). Please note your design may be slightly different due to nature of process.
Listing is for one patch, not two.Please do not ask me to re-create the "Reclaim our Islands" patch. Thank you.
DESIGN SIZE: 25cm x 20cm
FABRIC: Refer to FAQ.
White, eco-friendly ink on black fabric; heat set, ready to sew.
These are not iron-on/embroidered patches.
Patches will fray with improper wash or application, like most sew-on "punk style" patches.
All patches are screen-printed by hand, so exact details will vary.
Price is set to cover Etsy/paypal fees, but is made to last.
Inspired by Grey Eyes' beautiful 2012 Indigenous Resistance painting.
This patch is only meant for those that identify as indigenous. If the person purchasing this back patch is not a member of that community, we hope that it's a gift to an indigenous person. If you are someone who is not of the community (i.e. colonizers), and is buying this for some crust punk points, just know we're all side-eyeing you.
Please do not send me messages asking if you are "indigenous enough" to buy this. That's just... no.
Please check shipping times before placing an order. You will receive an automatic email as soon as your order is shipped with tracking information. Do not assume your order will be shipped same/next day, as FoxAlive is run by one person, and not a collective/organization.
If you would like fast shipping, or are confused by any of this, please send me a message for clarification. Thank you.
Be sure to check out the rest of the shop before finalizing your order. You will not be refunded any shipping for multiple orders if they are made separately.
1-7 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 7 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
A: In a perfect world, I'd offer free shipping. However, due to past experiences, I will only ever ship items with tracking information and insurance (in the event of a loss). I understand you may be a great person, but I have tasted the sweet life of being able to point to a tracking number when something is delayed or lost. That's why it's worth more to you to purchase more items than just one, as there is a base starting fee for this service. Around 3 for US orders and ~10-15 for international.
A: As of November 2016, I'm using a durable twill. Like all other forms of fabric, it is prone to fray if improperly sewn and with repeated washes. As is the nature for most punk-style cloth patches.
A: Processing times not only reflect order volume and distance, but also personal circumstances. As stated numerous times through-out the shop, FoxAlive is a solo operation run by ONE PERSON - not a collective - in over his head. Apart from the distro, I also work 48-96 hour weeks at my main job, go to school full-time, and happen to be a human being with dreams and goals beyond making patches and shirts. I try to have stuff out asap, but considering Ialso deal with on/off depression, and wrist problems, I can only dedicate so much time to FoxAlive before my wrist burns out or I start feeling like I only exist to serve capitalism. So the X amount of weeks in processing time isn't meant to keep me lazy as it is to keep Fox, well, alive.
A: 1-2 weeks.
A: Due to the process of how these patches are made, all design sizes are final. If you'd like an altered design to any degree, including a one inch enlargement, you will have to pay for a custom patch.
A: All my patches are made using silk screen printing. There is no "iron-on" backing. Everything is made to be hand sewn.
A: No, it's not. And the reason it costs so much is due to the Etsy/PayPal fees associated with each sale. If I charge any less, I get more orders a week than what I ship out. This may seem great from a business standpoint, but being the only person behind FoxAlive for the past five years, I'm tired of always playing catch up on orders when I'm not being forced to justify shipping times (seriously, imagine getting off your main job just to get home to more work). What I charge now for patches (specifically small patches which are ~80% of my sales) no longer takes into account material alone, but also my own time and energy.
A: Yes, of course! I actually have a couple listings designated for shirts, patches, and buttons with step-by-step instructions on how to place an order. Please be aware, if you commit to an order, you are giving me a 30 dollar non-refundable deposit for my time in designing and/or prepping a screen for your custom order.