It all started with a stitch - literally. No grand plan, no big idea.

We are building a community of people who give a damn - raising over a million dollars for more than 200 charities. Learn more about how we got our start.

Vday is almost here!

Better than a box of chocolates.

We have special gifts for everyone on your list!

New Custom Portal

Design Your Own

Design a custom, hand-embroidered piece.

"can't fake the funk" Short Sleeve  Lingua Franca NYC
3 bundles of thread

Designed By You,
Hand-stitched By Us

Our customizable bases are all sustainably-sourced, and fair trade certified. They are all hand-stitched by real human beings in NYC being paid a fair wage.

Create your own 'forever' piece.


Women's Essentials

Choose between one of our signature phrases or one near-and-dear to you.

Lingua Franca 'we give a damn' collection

We Give a Damn

$100 from each purchase goes to a specific organization. We've raised over a million dollars in cash and in-kind donations to groups and causes that are dear to our hearts (!)