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A renowned printing firm, HelloPrint, has expressed regret over unknowingly supporting anti-trans themes by printing merchandise for activist Posie Parker.

After producing “adult human female” stickers and other items for Parker for half a decade, the company came under scrutiny, with one notable t-shirt denouncing Nicola Sturgeon as a “destroyer of women’s rights”, later flaunted by JK Rowling.

Speaking with PinkNews, HelloPrint’s CEO, Hans Scheffer, explained that their lack of complete understanding of Parker’s ideology led to the oversight. Scheffer emphasised the company’s commitment to inclusivity: “At HelloPrint, we champion love over hate. If we had fully grasped the context behind Parker’s merchandise, we would have refrained from collaborating with her.” Scheffer further clarified that the company values diversity, with 10% of its staff identifying as LGBTQ+.

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Upon evaluating a recent order from Parker, which involved content hinting at the potential risks of trans rights to children, along with another that labelled trans-supportive laws as a “threat to women”, the company discerned a consistent anti-trans tone, leading to the decision to halt future associations.

HelloPrint acknowledged the necessity for more vigilant screening processes to prevent such oversights in the future. The firm expressed its dedication to supporting all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, and reiterated its commitment to battling hate.

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