“inhale/exhale”
SWOB x Xhibition Capsule Collection


Shooting Without Bullets x Xhibition are pleased to present: “inhale/exhale”

In the Fall of 2020, Shooting Without Bullets (SWOB) and Xhibition began an experimental collaboration, employing SWOB’s creative model to design a capsule collection exploring themes of uprising. To conceptualize the designs, members of the SWOB Artist Collective participated in a design workshop hosted by Xhibition and facilitated by SWOB leadership to process the protests for racial justice experienced by SWOB members on May 30th, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. In this gathering, they utilized the time to translate their perspectives into design concepts that reflected their viewpoints on uprising. Over the course of the collaboration, these young artists developed a deeper understanding of how to take socially conscious apparel design from concept to market, as they participated as both makers and models.

Designer - Carly Heywood
Photographer- Myesha Evon Gardner
Videographers – Jackson Goldberg & Zoë Mountain


SWOB Artist Collective - Jasmine Banks, JB Banks, Lai Lai Bonner, Layland Lipscomb, Los P and  Shatara Jordan


SWOB Creative Director +  Art Director - Amanda D. King
SWOB Impact Director + Producer - Kelsi Carter

SHOP THE COLLECTION
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Everybody Free Hoodie
A sweatshirt that calls us to keep pushing forward until everybody is free. The layering of text lends itself toward the politics of abolitionist approaches to justice, encouraging the eradication of oppressive language as it protects the wearer.

Breathing, Fighting, Healing T-Shirt
A t-shirt that acknowledges rage as a catalyst for social movement, while simultaneously promoting healing breathwork as a transformative justice practice.
Available for purchase at xhibition.co and Xhibition’s Van Aken location in Shaker Heights, OH.
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Campaign image from SWOB x Xhibition capsule collection
Campaign image from SWOB x Xhibition capsule collection
Campaign image from SWOB x Xhibition capsule collection
Campaign image from SWOB x Xhibition capsule collection
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Campaign image from SWOB x Xhibition capsule collection
Campaign image from SWOB x Xhibition capsule collection
Campaign image from SWOB x Xhibition capsule collection
It’s time to have more impactful and sincere conversations about uprising. Conversations that seek to propel us toward the building of a new world — a world where everybody is free, where everyone can breathe. Artists, Organizers, Educators, Policymakers, Youth, Elders, Everyday Resisters — Now is the time to engage in creative acts of resistance.

But first — we inhale/exhale. We breathe in healing and protection for our communities and movement builders. We breathe out the pain of injustice and rage. We breathe for the sake of sustaining movement for the freedom of us all.

This collection is created by Shooting Without Bullets (SWOB) in response to growing racial and economic disparity in Cleveland and beyond. The designs embrace experiences of tension as a necessary part of change, and encourage autonomy over mind, body, and spirit as essential to freedom. Principles of subversion, safety, and justice are printed onto the garments. These mantras serve as symbolic protection for the wearer. Through this capsule collection, we hope to remind others that design can be healing. It has the ability to regenerate us from trauma and remind us all that freedom is achievable. We call upon you to rise up with us — and don’t forget to breathe.

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