WHO ARE WE ?

We're X.RAE.ART

A small, independent alternative graphic apparel and handmade craft shop! Woman-Owned / Black-Owned by Kansas born Ruby Raymond and Philadelphia Native Math Byler, we're based out of Northeast Ohio area. We’re driven by our love of punk, grunge, goth, emo, and metal music and fashion.

We believe in true expression of self and that at its very core, a shop should be rooted in its own ideas and designs. All of our art and graphics are 100% conceptualized in-house by both of us and exclusively original to our brand. Our first love growing up in the early 00s has always been band and graphic t-shirts. It’s what we know and love.

Our accessories are handmade statement pieces that allow you to express yourself unapologetically. We take pride in our quality and assure you that we aren't making cheap throwaways out of faux materials like some other companies. Our leather cuffs and chokers are handmade, and our backpacks and bags are hand sewn with handcrafted patches.

Oh and just in case there was any question of who we are and what we represent as people and as a business

WE ARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY

Anti-Racism

Anti-Exclusion

Anti-Capitalism

Anti-Homophobia

Anti-Transphobia

Anti-Fascist

Anti-Prejudice

Anti-Bigotry

Anti-Police Brutality

Anti-Oppression

Anti-Government

Anti-Establishment

Anti-1%

Anti-Conformists

Anti-Bootlicker

Anti-Bullshit

If you find yourself being offended by somebody else living their life the way they want to the fullest, and if you’re perfectly fine with turning a blind eye to the systemic injustices in the world happening right in front of your face to make your life more comfortable, then you are more than welcome to GTFO because you’ll probably hate it here. :)

We are about equality in every sense of the word. We don’t do this for you, we do this for everyone.

We believe in creating change in this world. In 2021, we donated $1000+ worth of clothing to a local NE Ohio domestic violence shelter. This year (2022) we will be instituting our new CHANGE A LIFE program where we collect spare change donations at every show for a local non-profit of our choice and donate the total proceeds at the end of the year. We will be documenting and updating you on our donation progress throughout the year on social media.

What started from one graphic t-shirt has grown to become so much more and has allowed us to connect and share our passion with so many others in our community, and for that we are forever grateful.

If you'd like to stay up-to-date with new products, show announcements and exclusive discounts, you can follow us on social media and/or sign up to join our ZERO FXXKS CLUB  in the website footer below!

Cheers!

Rachel and Math