Transparency, full disclosure and knowledge sharing
So my name is Dylan and I run Lysergic. It’s a label to present my screenprinted artwork, occasionally alongside collaborations with some of my friends. But for me it’s not enough to sell a things for a profit without sharing some information about how my business works and our environmental and ethical concerns. And how we work with our money. I think this form of transparency should be a bare minimum for any business!
When you look at the planet it is clear that capitalism is simply not working – inequality, environment, resource depletion, pollution, child labor, profit at all costs. So OF COURSE we try to run Lysergic in a more alternative, progressive way… truly towards a cleaner, more equal and joyful future.
The first step is our choice to work with sustainable practices and environmentally friendly priorities. Read more about that here – Lysergic Organic and Fair Trade.
Note on Transparency
We need to demand transparency from the businesses who make all the products we consume. We need also to demand transparency from the governments and institutions that control these businesses. To ensure that our environment and our fellow humans are not being exploited in order to bring you your new stuff. In the end it always seems to make more sense to support small local and independent businesses.
For now , I like to joke that the label is 100% collective as all profits get shared equally between all workers – It’s just there is only one worker 🙂 And his family 🙂 Whenever we collaborate with other artists, they get a fair share.
Many Tentacles, the open workshop where I print and participate is located in House Schwarzenberg, a self organized, non-profit, tolerant and non-discriminatory organisation. An open and creative community space.
Since 4 years Lysergic is my full time business, selling on the markets and in some Berlin galleries. On top of that I voluntarily host an open screenprint workshop once a week for all comers.
With my cut from this Lysergic label, I can support my family here in Berlin – paying the rent, the medical insurance and other exciting things like that, as well as supporting our vegan diets and recycling / upcycling projects. We bank with GLS (ethical banking) , and we don’t spend anything on crap from the likes of Coke Nike H&M or Amazon, to name just a few,,,,
By the way, even our website is hosted with renewable energy.
As far as more transparency – please ask me anything. We’re open to new learning and exchange. We don’t do competition, just co-operation.