Punk Patches, Punk Rock Patches, and More

Temecula, California · 5222 Sales


Punk Patches, Punk Rock Patches, and More

Temecula, California 5222 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Jess Five


breatheresist is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Due to some personal matters, the shop is temporarily going off line. Hope to be back soon. All pending orders will be shipped.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 19, 2016

Due to some personal matters, the shop is temporarily going off line. Hope to be back soon. All pending orders will be shipped.

Jess Five

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Jess Five


Happy World Vegan Day! Here is some of my vegan art. I think I've been vegan for 8 years. Patches are available from my shop.
I used to make jewelry so pick up new handmade vegan jewelry at a great price as I am trying to sell my back stock from that venture. Gratitude is mine.
This is Elfi. Elfi is a cat. Elfi wants you to buy cat patches from the distro as she modeled for one. Sentient beings should do what Elfi says because she is a cat. Why? Answer: Cat. Thank you and Elfi for your support and being beautiful.
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Patching up the world by fighting the frost of humanity's inhumanity with clever art.

Jess Five came up with the name "Breathe. Resist." as the name for her shop by realizing to achieve social change a person needs to breathe to stay alive and needs to resist conforming to society and becoming apathetic. Breathe. Resist. was founded in 2008 by Jess Five out of a passion for art, patches, and punk rock.

Jess was attending School of Visual Arts for Fine Arts and was taking a silkscreening class. Jess was very active in New York City's DIY (do it yourself) punk scene and heard that an anarchist book fair was being held. Frustrated by the lack of punk patches that weren't band related, Jess decided to create patches to fill that niche. The anarchist book fair was the perfect place to introduce her work.

Starting with only eight designs, the patches were a hit at the anarchist book fair. Jess was grateful for having her art be so well received by the community she cared so much about. As a result, Jess decided to pursue patch making with the goal of creating work that engaged society and built bridges between community. She aims to create radical artwork that gets people thinking and talking about issues rather than alienating each other. Jess wants folks to realize there is no abstract "them" or "they" but only you and me.

Since the creation of Breathe. Resist., Jess Five has designed over 60 patches. Jess achieved her goal of creating punk patches that patch up holes in society with art. However, Jess' work is never done as there are always new holes formed in society so she is always designing new pieces.


Shop members

  • Jess Five

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    "You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere." - Ursula Le Guin

Shop policies

Last updated on August 16, 2015
Welcome to Breathe. Resist.! Goods that say what you mean. We believe in DIY punk ethics, compassion, and cats. Please feel free to have a look around. I try to answer all questions on the shop policies page. If you have any questions that aren't address, please feel free to contact me for assistance. Thank you for your interest in my art!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Paypal and direct checkout only please. I usually prefer payment right after purchase so I can ship out your purchase as soon as possible. If I don't receive payment for your purchase after a week without any communication - I will cancel your order.
Items are shipped within one to three business days after the order is received with cleared payment. I don't always have a chance to log into etsy to mark items as "shipped" but I am diligent about shipping. Orders of $100 dollars or more are also shipped insured. If your item is not insured via shop policy - you can request it be shipped insured at extra charge. If express shipping is wanted, please contact me for details.
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to make my customer's happy. Items are shipped with as much care and consideration for the product - however, if it arrives damage, I'll replace it but you must return the broken/damage item and you are responsible for shipping cost. If item is lost/not received, depending if it was insured or not would depend the follow up action. If item is defective due to manufacture flaws, (ie. I don't make it right ;)) it will be replaced. Exchange is most likely method of replacement. I'll be open to exchanging until you are happy with your purchase as long as the merchandise is in new/unused/received condition. If merchandise gets damage due to manufacture defect it will also be accepted for exchange. Purchases older than 30 days are not eligible for exchange.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to get in touch! The worse that could happen is I might send cat videos. Thanks for your support!