foxalive

Xicano owned and run

Orange, California · 5922 Sales

foxalive

Xicano owned and run

Orange, California 5922 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1018)

Shop owner

Manuel G

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Announcement   Welcome to FoxAlive. Punk patches, photography shirts, chicano buttons, and zines created by people of color. All work is hand-made at my home in Southern California.

I use various art forms - from photography to silk-screening - to promote visibility of overlooked issues and bring affirmation to disenfranchised communities.

I have been screen-printing for five years and make all my products from home in California. As everything is hand-made by myself, carrying on the DIY spirit of punk, each product is unique. If you are a local band who would me to print some shirts, patches, or photograph a live performance please message me. I am affordable to the scene and open to trades.

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As everything is made by hand, and I have a very busy schedule, most orders will take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to process (unless you've ordered a T-Shirt, Button, or Zine alone). Please respect this, as I am but one, and abhor being compared to Amazon Prime.

Any messages stating something along the lines of "I will purchase X if you ship it out faster than the stated shipping times" will be ignored.

If you have any questions or concerns, please message me via Etsy. Most emails sent to the hero (dot) fox address are sent directly to spam and do get buried under actual spam.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 26, 2017

Welcome to FoxAlive. Punk patches, photography shirts, chicano buttons, and zines created by people of color. All work is hand-made at my home in Southern California.

I use various art forms - from photography to silk-screening - to promote visibility of overlooked issues and bring affirmation to disenfranchised communities.

I have been screen-printing for five years and make all my products from home in California. As everything is hand-made by myself, carrying on the DIY spirit of punk, each product is unique. If you are a local band who would me to print some shirts, patches, or photograph a live performance please message me. I am affordable to the scene and open to trades.

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As everything is made by hand, and I have a very busy schedule, most orders will take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to process (unless you've ordered a T-Shirt, Button, or Zine alone). Please respect this, as I am but one, and abhor being compared to Amazon Prime.

Any messages stating something along the lines of "I will purchase X if you ship it out faster than the stated shipping times" will be ignored.

If you have any questions or concerns, please message me via Etsy. Most emails sent to the hero (dot) fox address are sent directly to spam and do get buried under actual spam.

Manuel G

Contact shop owner

Manuel G

Anti-Fa Patch
$4.00
Your Heart Is A Muscle - T-Shirt
$25.00
Indigenous Resistance Backpatch
$12.00
Wingnut Dishwashers Union (Misprint) Patch
$4.00
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains Patch
$4.00
Your Heart is a Muscle - SMALL Patch
$4.00
La Tierra es de quien la trabaja Zapata Patch
$4.00
Los Pobres Patch
$4.00
Wingnut Dishwashers Union T-shirt
$25.00
Wingnut Dishwashers Union Logo Patch
$4.00
I Want To Believe Patch
$4.00
CRASS Patch - Fight War, Not Wars
$4.00
Bike Punk Patch
$4.00
Decolonize SMALL Patch
$4.00
Your Heart is a Muscle - BACK Patch
$15.00
Censorship Patch
$4.00
Folk Punk Forever Patch
$4.00
Working Class Patch
$4.00
Nadie Es Ilegal BackPatch
$12.00
American Flag - Howard Zinn Patch
$4.00
Foxalive Distro Patch
$1.00
Always Carry A Spare - 1.25" Pinback Button
$3.00
READ Patch
$4.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1018)
Txwrench

Txwrench on Feb 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Stacey

Stacey on Feb 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great button -- couldn't find this anywhere! Cheers.

Polo Guevara

Polo Guevara on Feb 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love these patches, bought many from seller

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Updates

Making stuff

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Your Heart is a Muscle - BACK Patch
$15.00
New options

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Fight the Rich, Not the Poor - T-Shirt
$25.00
New design being made by my good friend Rita.

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Custom Backpatch
$75.00
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About

What we want we must create.

FoxAlive is a one-person operation that came into existence after I was repeatedly turned down for jobs. Starting in 2011 with just a small $40 screen printing kit, FoxAlive has since grown beyond band patches to incorporate many of my own beliefs and politics; now including zines and photography showcasing people of color. Growing up Xicano in the punk community, much of what I produce integrates visuals of underrepresented communities and DIY aesthetics in hopes of creating dialogue and a sense of community among like-minded mainstream misfits.

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Shop members

  • Manuel // Fox

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    26. Xicano. Screen-printer. On/Off Writer. Photographer. EMS.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 1, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

For patches, to avoid fraying of edges, please sew edges tight.
For BLACK shirts, please machine wash cold inside-out for prolonged life of designs.

Current fabric being used for patches?

As of November 2016, I'm using a durable twill. Like all other forms of fabric, it is prone to fray if improperly sewn and with repeated washes. As is the nature for most punk-style cloth patches.

Why do your patches cost so much? It's just cheap fabric and spray-paint.

No, it's not. And the reason it costs so much is due to the Etsy/PayPal fees associated with each sale. If I charge any less, I get more orders a week than what I ship out. This may seem great from a business standpoint, but being the only person behind FoxAlive for the past five years, I'm tired of always playing catch up on orders when I'm not being forced to justify shipping times (seriously, imagine getting off your main job just to get home to more work). What I charge now for patches (specifically small patches which are ~80% of my sales) no longer takes into account material alone, but also my own time and energy.

Okay, then why does shipping cost more than an actual patch? Stamps are like 50 cents and this other shop only charges a dollar for small patches to ship.

You are not paying $4 for stamp. Even when your order only consists of a single patch, I still have to pay ~$3 in shipping for USPS tracking - not including Etsy fees attached to each sale. And though they are cheaper for both parties, I no longer offer "Forever Stamp" shipments due to how often those sales have ended badly.

I live nearby to Orange. Can I just come by your place and buy from you directly?

Hell no.

Q: Do you plan to make any more ____ patches?

If a patch I make is sold out, I either haven't had the time to renew the listing, or stopped making it because it is not an original piece and the artist/band could not be contacted for permission. And I don't like going behind artists backs for a buck, especially if they're still active and selling their own merch to continue doing what they do.

How long until I get my order? I live close/in California, will it still be X weeks?

Processing times not only reflect order volume and distance, but also personal circumstances.

As stated numerous times through-out the shop, FoxAlive is a solo operation run by ONE PERSON - not a collective - in over his head. Apart from the distro, I also work 48-96 hour weeks at my main job, go to school full-time, and happen to be a human being with dreams and goals beyond making patches and shirts.

I try to have stuff out asap, but considering I also deal with on/off depression, and wrist problems, I can only dedicate so much time to FoxAlive before my wrist burns out or I start feeling like I only exist to serve capitalism. So the X amount of weeks in processing time isn't meant to keep me lazy as it is to keep Fox, well, alive.

Can you make *this* patch bigger/smaller?

All design sizes are final. Unless you want to pay $50 for a custom order.

Can you make me a custom shirt/patch/button?

Yes, of course! I actually have a couple listings designated for shirts, patches, and buttons with step-by-step instructions on how to place an order. Please be aware, if you commit to an order, you are giving me a 30 dollar non-refundable deposit for my time in designing and/or prepping a screen for your custom order.

I sent you an email but have not heard back. Why are you ignoring me?

As stated everywhere in the shop, I do not use personal email for communication regarding Etsy Orders, and prefer Etsy's own email system. This is due to the large amount of spam I get on a daily basis and how my emails spam filter automatically flags most customers emails as spam. If you have an issue and exclusively try contacting me via email, I will not be able to help you as I most likely did not get your email.

Q: I know shipping says 1-4 weeks, but what's average?

A: 1-4 weeks.