foxalive

Xicano owned and run

Orange, California · 5619 Sales

foxalive

Xicano owned and run

Orange, California 5619 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(969)

Shop owner

Manuel G

Contact

Announcement   If you would like a free perzine (RFR#1), leave a note at checkout!

Orders over 30$ receive a free compilation CD - when in stock - of local So Cal bands.

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Please follow the link for a small example of how stuff is made on FoxAlive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-uOyUkK8LI
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This is not Amazon Prime; everything is hand made by one person, not an org, collective, or band. As such, all orders will take one to three weeks before shipping (people living in CA - this means you, too), unless you order a shirt, zine, or photo print alone.

I try my best to make things fast, but expect later rather than sooner as I also have a full-time job, go to school, and work as a freelance photographer.

Please consider this before ordering; if you'd like next/same day delivery, there is an option for that, but be aware if you did not pay for that service and begin harassing me to ship sooner than the projected time, your order MAY be cancelled.

Non-Etsy users can contact me through the Twitter or Facebook links provided on this page.

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FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100.
Enter Coupon Code: FREESHIPPING

Small bands: I'm looking for some smaller bands who'd like for me to distribute (for free) their music through Etsy. Get in touch for details!

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ASK ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET A FREE SMALL PATCH ON YOUR FUTURE ORDER.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS NOW RECEIVE TRACKING INFORMATION.

Repeat customers (3 orders or more) can message me for discount codes.

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Be sure to follow me on tumblr, Instagram, twitter, and Facebook for any news (@FoxAliveDistro). I randomly put up coupon codes on those websites.

If you'd like to follow me personally, check out my Instagram: @Rev_5

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 13, 2017

If you would like a free perzine (RFR#1), leave a note at checkout!

Orders over 30$ receive a free compilation CD - when in stock - of local So Cal bands.

======
Please follow the link for a small example of how stuff is made on FoxAlive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-uOyUkK8LI
======

This is not Amazon Prime; everything is hand made by one person, not an org, collective, or band. As such, all orders will take one to three weeks before shipping (people living in CA - this means you, too), unless you order a shirt, zine, or photo print alone.

I try my best to make things fast, but expect later rather than sooner as I also have a full-time job, go to school, and work as a freelance photographer.

Please consider this before ordering; if you'd like next/same day delivery, there is an option for that, but be aware if you did not pay for that service and begin harassing me to ship sooner than the projected time, your order MAY be cancelled.

Non-Etsy users can contact me through the Twitter or Facebook links provided on this page.

=========================

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100.
Enter Coupon Code: FREESHIPPING

Small bands: I'm looking for some smaller bands who'd like for me to distribute (for free) their music through Etsy. Get in touch for details!

=========================

ASK ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET A FREE SMALL PATCH ON YOUR FUTURE ORDER.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS NOW RECEIVE TRACKING INFORMATION.

Repeat customers (3 orders or more) can message me for discount codes.

=========================

Be sure to follow me on tumblr, Instagram, twitter, and Facebook for any news (@FoxAliveDistro). I randomly put up coupon codes on those websites.

If you'd like to follow me personally, check out my Instagram: @Rev_5

Manuel G

Contact shop owner

Manuel G

El Corazon - La Loteria - 1.25" Pinback Button
$3.00
Xicano/a Pride - 1.25" Pinback Button
$3.00
Classic Photography - T Shirt
$25.00
ACAB - T-Shirt
$25.00
Believe In Film (35mm) - T Shirt
$25.00
Wingnut Dishwashers Union - Back Patch
$12.00
American Flag - Howard Zinn Patch
$4.00
Si No Nos Dejan... Patch
$4.00
Cops and Justice Patch
$4.00
Your Heart Is A Muscle - T-Shirt
$25.00
Anarcho Tree Patch
$4.00
Dr. Angela Davis Patch
$4.00
Believe In Film - 1.25" Pinback Button
$3.00
Aperture Blades - 1.25" Pinback Button
$3.00
Classic TLR - 1.25" Pinback Button
$3.00
Always Carry A Spare - 1.25" Pinback Button
$3.00
Your Heart is a Muscle - SMALL Patch
$4.00
Indigenous Resistance Backpatch
$12.00
Cooking With Mama, A Soul-food Recipe Zine
$5.00
A//Political BackPatch (Mature)
$12.00
Contravene Patch
$4.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(969)
Madison Maxwell

Madison Maxwell on Jan 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work comrades! Would recommend <3

liamtyler44

liamtyler44 on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this one as a gift and they seemed to love it! Arrived in good time and exactly as described, very pleased.

liamtyler44

liamtyler44 on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in good time and was exactly as described. Excellent quality, exactly what I wanted!

liamtyler44

liamtyler44 on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in good time and was exactly as described. Excellent quality, exactly what I wanted!

taimsesasta

taimsesasta on Jan 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just as described. Perfect for wearing in the current U.S. political climate. Plus, go find the song these lyrics come from if you don't know it: it's great.

taimsesasta

taimsesasta on Jan 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just as described. Perfect for wearing in the current U.S. political climate.

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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

Titles are hard sometimes.

Once upon a time, a friend purchased me a cheap screen-printing kit, and through a process of trial and error, here I am today.

(I promise to give a full detailed thingy ma-bober later when time allows)

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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 Jan 5, 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.