I’m long overdue for posting about this awesome new partnership. Threadless has teamed up with UNICEF and a bunch of cool artists to create a whole line of t-shirts that help benefit those in need. The t-shirts, which range in price from $18.57 to $300,000 (yes…three hundred thousand dollars) are all the dollar amount required to donate a specific item. So if you bought the $18.57 shirt, you’d be donating a mosquito net, while the $36.10 t-shirt would donate de-worming tablets. Get the gist?
The actual designs on the t-shirts are drawings of something related to the item being donated. They’re simple designs, but cool in their own way.
I suggest that you check out all the different shirts they have to offer, and then pick one up and help some people in Africa at the same time. I know I’ll be using some built up STPs to purchase one of the more expensive shirts!
I’m stopping by on my way out tonight to let y’all know about a great new t-shirt brand called Goodfibres. Not only do they have some excellent shirts, but they’re also “Designed With Purpose.” Here’s a little explanation of what this means from their site:
No, we’re not just another t-shirt site. We like good design and fashion but we also think that, as artists, and friends of artists, we can do something big by teaming up our collective voice to help people who need it. Firstly, we aim to help the artists who participate – we do this in many ways, but mainly by allowing every designer to retain the rights to their artwork and by giving them 10% of the proceeds on each sale. Next, we want our artists and customers to feel that they are participating in something that is making a difference so we will match every purchase by donating to a community in need.
I’m always happy to support a store with great designs, and even happier when that store also donates to communities in need. I’ve chosen two of my favorite designs above, but I recommend you dig through the site in its entirety because there really are some great designs. You can pick up some cool tees and help some people out at the same time. The shirts typically cost 25 Pounds (dang exchange rate!). Goodfibres is based in Shoreditch, London and will definitely be featured more on troundup in the future.
P.S. If I go offline in the next few days it’s because the “rapture-es” Hurricane Irene will be storming through Philadelphia.
Yellow Bird Project is a t-shirt website with an amazing concept–one of my favorite concepts, to be exact. First, Yellow Bird Project reaches out to a musical artist, Beach House in this case. The musical artist, Beach House, then designs a t-shirt to be sold on the Yellow Bird Project website. Pretty cool so far, right? It gets better though–Yellow Bird Project then donates the proceeds from the t-shirt to various charity projects. This is an incredible concept–you get music, art, t-shirts, and charity all combined in one cool site. The charity being donated to for this shirt is House of Ruth, a non-profit which helps victims of domestic abuse.
As I’ve mentioned, the musical artist who designed this shirt is Beach House, who are a really cool dream pop (love that label…) partnership from Baltimore. You should check them out–Used to Be is a particularly good song in my opinion. They’re also pretty good artists, as I legitimately like this crazy, pastel-colored trip of a house. You can pick this design up for $25.00 from Yellow Bird Project. It’s printed on American Apparel, and be sure to remember that the proceeds go to charity, which is a great thing.
What happened in Japan was tragic. It makes me happy, though, to see the huge number of t-shirt companies that have created shirts that donate all or a portion of their proceeds to Japan. It’s incredibly generous–so thank you t-shirt companies. I wanted to round up all these shirts, so that you can have the most opportunities to donate (through buying a shirt). Buy one or all of them, it all goes to a good cause. Also, this post contains some affiliate links–any money (hopefully there will be some ’cause you guys are buying the shirts) made from these links will be donated to Japan.
Palmercash has a total of twelve designs for sale, all of which donate their full profits to Japan. I’m not quite sure which charity, though.
Threadless is selling a single Japan t-shirt, which donates 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.
Karmaloop will be donating all the proceeds from their “Rising Sun” shirt to Red Cross efforts in Japan.
Wordboner has released this shirt, which will donate all profits to the Red Cross. Also, the placement of this shirt above the next shirt was completely unintentional.
Pray for Japan is selling four different designs, which donate all proceeds to the American Red Cross.
Dres13 has teamed up with Mother Falcon to create a shirt which will donate 100% of its profits to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Ript Apparel and the artist of the shirt will be donating a total of $6 for each shirt sold to the Red Cross.
FITTED will be donating all profits from this shirt to relief efforts in Japan.
Seventh.Ink has released this “Japan Relief” shirt which will, well, donate profits to Japan relief efforts.
Goodjoe has released this interesting little design, from which all proceeds will be donated to GlobalGiving.org’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
Wardrobe (I think that’s the brand) has released this shirt for the Salvation Army to help relief efforts in Japan.
If I missed any shirts (that are still in stock), please let me know in the comments section and I’ll add them to the list. Buy some, and help Japan!
Much like Goodie2Sleeves, Palmercash is donating very generously to victims of the Earthquake in Japan. They’ve created a Japan-themed set of shirts and are going to donate 100% of the profits from those shirts to help Japan recover. Again, this is incredibly generous, and if you see something you like, you should buy it. You get something cool and also help people in need.
Here’s a message from Palmercash with a little more information:
PalmerCash has a really deep connection to Japan between customers, stores we sell to, friends, family, and I even lived there for a while. We are hoping to make a big impact with these shirts that can give people a way to donate money, but also show solidarity and support as things hopefully get better over there! We are using the Prefecture and City symbols from the hardest hit areas on the tees so that people can represent a part of Japan that was devastated and also have a nice looking shirt!
If you’ve been following the news, you know how horrific the earthquake in Japan has been. It’s important to try to help those people, and that’s why I was so happy to see this offer from Goodie Two Sleeves. They will be donating 100% of their proceeds (yes, all of their profit) from March to earthquake victims in Japan. This is incredibly generous. They haven’t chosen which charity they will donate to yet, but Gabe tells me it will most likely be the Red Cross.
Go over to Goodie Two Sleeves, pick up some cool shirts, and help earthquake victims. It’s probably the easiest way to donate ever thought up.
I’d like to introduce everyone to Acorn Factory, which is one of those always cool t-shirt charities. The extra cool thing about this one is they donate 100% of their profits towards helping bring education to under-served kids. That’s a damn cool mission, and the fact that they donate all their profits is generous and awesome. Go check out their shirts and help some kids get educated. You can check out their current project on the site too.
I just got an email from Melissa of Unleash Studio about their new animal series of shirts. The shirts all feature animals with a somewhat “human” twist–fashionista boots in the case of my favorite design here.
The designs are all unique and creative and have some pretty sweet c0l0r choices (this shirt for example). A portion of the profits will also be donated to help animals lead better lives, which is always cool.
You can pick these bad boys up for $24.00 at Unleash Studio. They’re printed on American Apparel.
All this week, every nature shirt at Threadless is on sale for $12 in honor of the upcoming Earth Day. However, that’s not what’s really cool. What’s really cool is that for every order (no matter if it’s nature themed or not) they’re giving $1 to the Plant a Billion Trees cause (pretty self explanatory there). Get some cool shirts on the cheap, and plant some trees. That’s important, because trees are awesome. They give us oxygen, look pretty, and can be climbed–pretty cool.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is one my top three favorite authors (and as I think about it now, maybe even my favorite…est). I recently got a huge book of his short stories which has only cemented my love for him even more. I’m only about halfway through, but the insight he has into humans and relationships and life in general is just astounding. I connect with his stories so much, and I believe that is what truly makes great literature.
A lot of the short stories in the huge anthology I bought come from Tales of the Jazz Age (which includes The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), so this shirt is very applicable for me right now. I also just think the design looks vintage and cool, and I really like the concept behind Out of Print Clothing, so I’m happy to support them.
You can pick this one up for $28.00 at Out of Print Clothing. Also, for each shirt they sell, Out of Print Clothing will donate one book to communities in Africa through their partner, Books for Africa. That’s awesome.