Drawing inspiration from my working-class background and public library architect in the UK, Public Library Apparel’s designs have a retro feel that is a nod to the golden years of public libraries and vintage book cover art. Together with designs that showcase different elements of public library services, we pledge 20% of profits every month to public libraries in the UK. You can nominate your local library in our nominate form.
I am so excited to see a tangible difference to the libraries we donate to- it’s no secret public services have been cut back to the bone the last decade under austerity measures, and the knock on effect of other services being scrapped all together has meant public libraries are trying to fill the void. The most vulnerable members of our society use public libraries for a number of reasons so its vital funding and awareness grows.