Donating Materials... March 28 2014
The unfortunate reality of making these banners is that the materials cost money. Everyone would be a lot happier if these materials were free, or if we happened upon an abandoned dumpster full of paint, fabric, grommets, and sewing machines. Because we won't allow this movement to be corrupted by some sweetheart deal with a large corporate sponsor, we end up funding these projects out of our own pockets, with the hope that we sell enough t-shirts to make up for it. This never actually happens.
"BUT #TIFOSWEAT! THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY TO MAKE TEH BANNERS WHILE NOT SENDING YOU GUYS AND GALS INTO DEBT!"
There sure is, anonymously-quoted human fan of the Columbus Crew!
As time goes on, we will continue to add materials that we need onto the site. You can help us from 1 or 1,000,000 miles away by buying these products. The prices are the literal costs for what we use. Nothing extra, no fluff, no handling fees, period. No one is out to make a dime off of #TIFOSWEAT. We want to grow the game of soccer and support for the Columbus Crew. That's it.
The non paint / fabric / grommets / materials sections (t-shirts, flags, prints, etc.) will feature donated products given to us by wonderful people in supporters groups and beyond. These products will be sparse, but when an item is donated to us, we will put it up in the appropriate section.
Thanks VERY much for your support of the #TIFOSWEAT movement. We have some really great things in store for 2014.
As always, if you have any questions or want to join the movement, send an email to tifosweat@tifosweat,com - stay Massive, my friend.