The classic Kale shirt, our all-time best-seller. This health conscious and socially responsible message is printed on a 70% bamboo/ 30% organic cotton short-sleeve t-shirt. Available in Kale green or Coca Cola red.
Our kale shirt was created as response to the fast food chain Chick-fil-A, who was recently trying to put a man in Vermont out of business for printing shirts that said “Eat More Kale.” Chick-fil-A’s legal squad went after the small t-shirt printer claiming that his design was a violation of their trademarked slogan, “Eat mor chikin.” As small business proprietors, we saw this as an objectionable example of corporate bullying. A few months later the fried chicken fiends were in the news again, this time for having made some pretty strong comments in opposition to gay rights and marriage equality. In spite of public outcry, the Chick-fil-A chiefs refused to apologize for the strongly held convictions. This launched a series of protests and boycotts against Chik-fil-A. But we at Bambu Batu decided that rather than join the anti-Chick campaign, we would launch a pro-kale campaign, and the Kale For Marriage Equality movement was born. Unlike the Kale shirts from Vermont, our are printed on bamboo, that also go an extra step in parodying the Coke logo and the beef slogan, and best of all, we were donating $5 from every shirt sale to non-profit organizations for Marriage Equality. By the end of the year, we had raised nearly $2000 for the cause.