Well, that’s what happens when you buy a t-shirt through Common Threadz. I stumbled onto this amazing company quite by accident this morning, and am completely astounded by what they’re doing.
This business, which is 100% non-profit, takes artwork drawn by orphans in Africa, turns their art into t-shirts, and then uses the profits to feed and cloth them, and hundreds of other kids who desperately need help.
What’s most amazing about this idea is its simplicity. One $38 t-shirt will feed one orphan for an entire month. It’s incredible.
Take a look at some of the unique designs, and a picture of the child who came up with it.
Pretty amazing right?
You can also buy an Awareness Bracelet on the site (seen below) for $20. The bracelets are made by women artisans in Africa using elephant hair (which, I’m trusting, is gathered in a sustainable humane way) and the money will purchase one school uniform for one child so they can attend school.
Common Threadz has been featured in Lucky Magazine, the Washington Post, Seventeen, Treehugger and plenty of other prestigious publications. And with good reason. This is fashion with a true, measurable purpose. I’m so excited about it! I’m definitely buying a t-shirt for myself now that I know they exist.
Want to support this amazing organization? See their Orphan Collection here.
Filed under: Eco Fashion on December 15th, 2010