Retailers/Businesses Profit off COVID-19

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Retailers/Businesses Profit off COVID-19

Description (Dublin Core)

This object represents all businesses that use the words “quarantine”, “social distance”, or any COVID-19 related word to make a catchy phrase to make a “meme” or merchandise”. I worked in retail when COVID-19 was in its earlier stages of spreading. Our shipment included countless “fashionable” face masks, tee shirts, mugs, posters, etc that were related to the pandemic. This represents our generation, as everyone is very quick and witty to make a profit or a joke off of anything going around. In earlier times, you wouldn’t find tee shirts that say “Keep Calm and Sanitize On” or “Social Distancing club” in retailers. With the technology and resources, we have now it is very easy to make these sorts of items. The idea is exploiting COVID-19 and maybe even seen as bringing light to the situation, which this generation is very well known for. This baby tee is just one example of the many witty merchandising being sold almost everywhere.

Date (Dublin Core)

December 4, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Altar’d State Tullabee Baby

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Emilsis Argueta

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Partner (Dublin Core)

Suffolk University in Boston

Type (Dublin Core)

This is a custom design t-shirt made by a business.

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Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Business & Industry
English Social Distance
English Consumer Culture (shopping, dining...)

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

baby clothing
catch phrase

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

Covid Mini Collection

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This item was submitted on December 11, 2020 by Emilsis Argueta using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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