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DPW HOODIES

BY COUGAR BAIT

What’s going on here?

I started designing and printing my own DPW hoodies in 2018. I’m offering this service to you as well.

 

Why do this?

The official DPW hoodies are not always purchasable before the event, often run out in various sizes, and have not always been ethically sourced. I wanted something I could wear the entire season which also had my name printed on it.

 

Who are these for?

These are only for people how have worked for DPW.

Wait, who are you?

I’m Cougar Bait. I’ve been doing DPW since 2008 and can usually be found reading a book in the corner. I look like this.

What kind of hoodies are these?

These are Unisex Full Zip Hoodies by AWDIS (JH050). They’re 80% Soft cotton, 20% Polyester, and weigh 8.3 oz /yd². They’re available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2-X. They can be black, white, or (gasp!) a variety of colors. 

These are White, Yellow, Black, Dark Green, Steel Grey, Heather Grey, Navy Blue, & Red.

How much do these cost?

These cost $58 each.

That’s $36.51 for the garment + $17.49 for shipping (variable) + $4.05 for taxes = $58.05. The shipping will vary based on where it’s sent.

You’re welcome to request a different brand of hoodie from Printify’s catalog (the platform I ordering through). There are number of different kinds, styles, and cheaper options. Although, I cannot speak to how they are sources or made. Shipping will be cheaper if you’re ordering multiple at once.

How are these different from the ‘official’ hoodies?

The 2018 DPW hoodies were Beimar’s Zip Hoodies. I’m not certain if the 2019 versions were the same since I can’t tell them apart enough to check anymore. The zippers on these are plastic (not metal), but are colored to match the hoodie itself.

These are printed through Direct-To-Garment printing, not silk screening. This means the prints are not quite as bright or vibrant. It’s still difficult to notice unless you’re looking at them right next to each other.

Here’s a picture of an official hoodie (left) next to one I had printed (right). Look past the cat hair:

Are these sweatshop hoodies?

No. Based on my research, AWDIS only uses WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified factories.

 

How long does it take to get a hoodie?

Shipping conditions are variable since these are printed in Europe. If anyone orders one soon I will give an updated estimate here. My guess on past orders would be around six weeks, so if you wanted these on playa you’d have to order them before the season starts.

 

What kind of designs can I choose from?

Take a look at the ones below and select what you’d like to use in the order form.

ORIGINAL

REMASTER

COBRA

BLACK&WHITE

PIZZABACK

Is that really the original logo?

Yes, that’s directly from an EPS used to make DPW patches and other swag. For the remaster I went to optimize the colors for printing, change the lightning bolts to look less insane, and make the dots into actual circles.

 

Isn’t the black & white logo just for manager hoodies?

Generally, yes. I probably won’t have those printed for just anyone.

 

Can I request a custom design?

Show me what you’ve got. Send me your designs at cougarbait@burningman.org. Alternatively, I can try and design something for you. If you’d like my help doing something, just be as clear as possible up-front so I don’t want to yell at you.

You cannot do fades or transparencies in custom designs. This form of printing involves printing white on a garment first, then the colored ink, which means any part of an image below 100% opacity would have an increasing amount of white showing and looks bad on dark or black fabrics.

Here’s the area we’re able to print on for the front and back (within the dotted lines), just for reference:

Can I have my name on it or custom text inside the logo?

Yep! As long as it fits. I’d suggest having your playa name put in the bottom of the logo on the front like the one above; It makes it slightly harder to lose/steal.

 

Could I get something else made besides a hoodie?

Yes, as long as it’s something from Printify’s catalog.  They have a wide range of items, just refer to them by their model numbers and I’ll see what I can do. They have a wide range of other types of hoodies as well.

 

Do you have permission to do this?

I got verbal permission after the 2019 event for 2020 from Cobra Commander. Here we are now.

Okay, how do I order one?

1. Fill out the form below.

2. Send me funds via the Paypal link on the following page after you click Submit on the form.