Its 50 % capitalism and 50 % idealism – we call it “CAPIDEALISM”
We hope we will be able to honor your curiosity. What we do is simple. We re-invent a +200 years old piece of fashion, the Liberty Cap, in order to make a political statement about the importance of freedom of speech for a free democratic society – nothing more, nothing less.
Firstly, we hope you agree that our mission is important.
Secondly, we hope that you will support our quest for freedom of speech, “Kickstart” the production of the Liberty Cap and thereby support the freedom fighting organizations that benefit from the surplus generated.
Its 50 % capitalism and 50 % idealism – we call it “CAPIDEALISM”
What we will do is simple. We will simply donate half the annual profit and distribute it evenly among the organizations and purposes chosen. The chosen ones are Wikipedia, PEN-International, Committee to protect Journalist, Icorn and Individual victims of terrorist acts against the freedom of speech (by application).
Thirdly, we hope that you will also wear the Liberty Cap (at least when it’s cold outside) and thereby promote and become an ambassador for our global fight for freedom of speech.
If you are in a playful mode, do not hesitate to visit our facebook-page and post your photo´s, videos and comments. Photo´s of you and your “Liberty Cap” are warmly welcomed. We might even use the best of your photo´s for our marketing-efforts, so it might be your short-cut to a career in modelling or fashion photography?
As you can see, we have already made the first design in red knitted wool. It is however our intention to produce Liberty Caps in natural wool as well as colors such as grey and black. We want the Liberty Cap to be affordable to everybody, and then hopefully shear voulme will generate a surplus for donations. Consequently, we have decided on what we consider a fair price.
The price will be 200 DKK, or approximately 30 $ or 27 € depending on the exchange rate.
So far it is a “one size fits all”, but the current version fits children from age 5 to adults with small and medium sized heads.
The customized Liberty Cap logo shown below pictures a mouth about to be unzipped and the statement “Freedom of speech – a revolution in fashion”.
The Liberty Cap is produced in Denmark by the Company, Topsi Strik, Park Allé 7, 7430 Ikast.
Because this NGO-driven media platform is a defining force ensuring the spread of knowledge and word of mouth and making censorship virtually impossible
Because defending freedom of speech is a global, national and local fight that never stops
Because their track record and capacity in the fight for freedom of expression is of crucial importance for the global fight.
Because we need to make a difference and protect those individuals who dare speak up
Because individuals paying a high prize for our ideals should be compensated and rewarded
In late Republican Rome, a soft felt cap called the pileus served as a symbol of freemen (i.e. non-slaves), and was symbolically given to slaves upon manumission, thereby granting them not only their personal liberty, but also libertas— freedom as citizens, with the right to vote (if male). Through a confusion between the pileus and the Phrygian Cap, the latter came to signify freedom and the pursuit of liberty in early modern Europe, and consequently, the Phrygian cap is sometimes called a liberty cap; in artistic representations it signifies freedom and the pursuit of liberty.
In the years just prior to the American Revolutionary War of independence from Great Britain, the symbol of republicanism and anti-monarchial sentiment reappeared in the United States as headgear of Columbia, who in turn was visualized as a goddess-like female national personification of the United States and of Liberty herself. The cap reappears in association with Columbia in the early years of the republic, for example on the obverse of the 1785 Immune Columbia pattern coin, which shows the goddess with a helmet seated on a globe holding in a right hand a furled American flag topped by the liberty cap. Today you will see the Liberty cap on for instance the Seal of the U.S. Senate, but the Liberty cap also appears in several Latin American countries´ coat of arms, including that of Cuba, Haiti, Argentina, Bolivia etc.
In Europe the Liberty cap is often associated with revolutionary France, where the use of a Phrygian-style cap as a symbol of revolutionary France first appeared in May 1790, at a festival in Troyes adorning a statue representing the nation, and at Lyon, on a lance carried by the goddess Libertas. To this day the national allegory of France, Marianne, is shown wearing a red Phrygian cap – The Liberty cap.
This is the historic reason why we label this “CAPidealistic” product “a revolution in fashion”. The other reason is that we want to fund and support a new 21th century revolutionary fight for freedom of speech – because it´s still needed!!
I am glad you made it so far! use the link below to enter the Liberty Cap shop. So far you can order it it all colors, as long as it is red or black.
Shipping is included in the price. The Liberty Cap will be shipped within 48 hours. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one, be it similar or not. You can return a product for up to 30 days from the date you purchased it. Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and in the original packaging. Please keep the receipt.
Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will immediately notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item. If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment). You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer’s policies.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are nonrefundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Contact us If you have any questions on how to return your item to us
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