Etsy will no longer allow Redskins merchandise

Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Dan Snyder is fond of homemade Redskins merchandise. Last month he purchased ten "Keep The Name" t-shirts from a fan. His foundation also wanted to buy art with the team's logo and colors when it visited a New Mexico Native American tribe.

But effective immediately, there is one fewer place to buy handcrafted Redskins art. Etsy, the popular online craft dealer, will no longer allow the Redskins name or logo to be used in products on its site.

"In no uncertain terms, Native American groups have consistently advocated and litigated that the term 'redskin(s)' is disparaging and damaging to Native Americans," the company wrote in a blog post. "Therefore, it will no longer be permitted in our marketplace."

As it stands, a search for "redskins" on Etsy comes up with 2,120 results, including a Redskins thong, Redskins male g-string, Redskins garter belt and Redskins flask.


Items such as the burgundy and gold "Hail" trucker hat and "I hate Dallas" t-shirt are still acceptable, though.

Sorry, Washington fans. You'll have to go directly to to buy "disparaging and damaging" merchandise.

- Dan Gartland

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