Essential Worker Merch Is Everywhere
Since the beginning of quarantine, we’ve seen communities share how thankful they are for essential workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. People have been creating homemade signs and leaving them in windows, donating masks or PPE, or even doing food and beverage donations. That's extended to third-party merch sites like Etsy, Amazon and Redbubble, each of which has a huge number of listings for these items.
This could be an indicator of the demand overall, so may be something to consider via promotional channels. Here are some examples of essential worker merch we found:
This T-shirt is that not only does it include the words “stronger together,” but it also gives a little shout out to tons of essential workers within different fields, like EMT, NP, MD, MLT and more. This would be a great gift with a fantastic message. Plus, it could also work as a Mother’s Day gift.
Here are a few other options we found on Etsy:
This T-shirt reminds us of the Nike graphic T-shirts with the inspirational quotes on them—you know the ones we’re talking about. But this shirt says it all, “I’m an essential worker so, basically I’m kind of a big deal.” Would anyone actually wear it? We don't know, but we like the sentiment.
Here are a few other options we found on Amazon:
If you've ever seen even one episode of “Friends,” this shirt will look familiar. This “Friends”-inspired T-shirt says “Essential employee, I’ll be there for you, 2020 quarantine" and comes in a few different styles, including long sleeve, a baseball three-quarter sleeve version and more.
Here are a few other options we found on Redbubble: