The original The Future Is Female T-shirt design was made for Labyris Books, the first women's bookstore in New York City. The photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing it in 1975.
Rachel Berks, who owns a shop-graphic design studio called Otherwildin Los Angeles, recreated the tee shirt to much deserved fanfare. from the NYT:
"It's thrilling to see people embrace something that came out of the '70s lesbian separatist moment, Ms. Berks said. The shirt is about a reaction to a misogynist and patriarchal culture that affects a lot of people. People are recontextualizing it: trans women, men, moms who have sons.
to liza, alix, rachel et al we say the future is female, hell yes!
10% of sales from the future is female tee will be donated to planned parenthood.
content, care + origin: printed on an American Apparel 100% cotton unisex t-shirt.
strapless top with built-in bra, deep side pockets, knee high slit and wide leg opening.
ties at waist to wear loose or fitted
100% PE. signature japanese stretch woven fabric.
lovingly made in the u.s.a.
rock it loose + flowing, or tie the knee high slits + belt for a more fitted look. wear with your favorite jewelry + slide-on sandals in the summer, throw on with a heavy knit + sleek mules in the fall + winter (hell yes, this is an all-season show-stopper).
hand wash in cold water. line dry.
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