Cargo Flight for UNICEF – World’s Most Expensive T-Shirt

If you’ve got the cash lying around to pick up this T-Shirt then good on you. It’s for a good cause with 100% of the purchase price going to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support lifesaving relief efforts for children in the Horn of Africa. Oh, and by the way, it costs $300,000.

Yes, $300,000. For a T-Shirt. Well, not just for a T-Shirt. $300,000 is the cost of a charter flight to transport vital aid from the UNICEF supply warehouse in Copenhagen to Nairobi, Kenya. And ultimately, that’s where your money will be going. Great cause. Wish I was well enough to have the cash to drop on this.

Cargo Flight for UNICEFby Justin & Christine Gignac is available now Threadless for $300,000.

Stand Up To Cancer With Star Wars

These Star Wars T-Shirts were designed for a great cause and are definitely tees that I’ll support. Use the Force for good and show that you will Stand Up To Cancer. Proceeds from these Star Wars designed T-Shirts will go to benefit the fight against cancer. There are three designs to choose from and each are priced at $24.95.

Of course, the momentum from the soon to be released Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray should help to propel the sales of these T-Shirts. Then again, Star Wars fans will pretty much buy anything Star Wars, right? And that is why I have a vinyl Yoda sitting on my desk and staring at me.

Co-Tee TV 85: The N-Spired Story, Marathon Man and Bouncy House Grayskull

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Castle Graysull Jumper by David Gruss (aka Griggitee) for TeeFury and review Chapter 1: Defying Nature by The N-Spired Story, a brand that specializes in allowing people to share their stories with the world and help them come to life through art, fashion and a social act. The N-Spired Story tells the story of the world one T-Shirt at a time. They’ve put together a very informative film that I’ve posted below.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Chapter 1: Defying Nature by The N-Spired Story (designed by Grande). Pros: I absolutely loved, loved, loved the packaging! The black and yellow colors on the packaging worked perfectly together, and the brand name just jumps out at you. The T-Shirt itself is tagless and features a screen printed label, a rather large and detailed one at that. Very artsy design, featuring a large piece of rock being carried by a tiny bird. The print itself is quite large but soft. The T-Shirt is nice and soft, and a bit looser than the typical American Apparel tees that I am used to. If I had to guess, I would say that the design is a Direct-To-Garment print (however, I can’t verify this) [Update: it has been confirmed by The N-Spired Story that all the T-Shirts are screen printed by hand].

What’s interesting about this T-Shirt design is that it is based on a true story. The N-Spried took that story of a 61 year-old potato farmer from the small town of Beech Forest, Australia who defied nature by doing what most people thought was impossible, especially for a man at his age. Cliff Young, in gumboots and overalls, not only won the 875 km Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon in 5 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes (only sleeping 12 hours during the marathon), shattering all previous records by nearly a day and a half, but also has provided the world with what might be the one of the most inspirational and least-known accomplishments in history. Designer Grande took this story of Cliff young and turned it into a piece of art.

Proceeds from Defying Nature go to a charity.

Suggestions: My main suggestion would possibly be in improving the print of the design – maybe screen print if they aren’t already doing so. [Update: it has been confirmed by The N-Spired Story that all the T-Shirts are screen printed by hand]. Other than that, I think that the N-Spired Story is a great idea. Not only do you get the T-Shirt, but you also get to read about an inspirational story, and you also help out a charity. Neat!

Price: 19.95 €

Castle Graysull Jumper by David Gruss(aka Griggitee) for TeeFury for Threadless. Thoughts: What could be better than He-Man and Skeletor getting together and having some fun in a portable Castle Grayskull Jumper? Nothing.

Price: No longer available for sale.

Also mentioned in this episode:

The Crazy Long Hair Issue

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Threadless Causes: Rebuild Japan + Many Hands

Yes, I have been posting a lot of charity T-Shirts the last couple of days, but hey, it really is the least that I can do. Here we have two more from Threadless, each of which is part of their Threadless Causes campaign. Every time there’s a natural disaster, Threadless has been very quick to respond by releasing a charity T-Shirt. And with the earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand they were as quick as usual. Both of the T-Shirts are priced at $20 with 100% of net proceeds from the sale of Rebuild Japan by Jason Yang will go to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund. Likewise, 25% from the sale of Many Hands by David Creighton-Pester will go to Architecture for Humanity’s efforts to rebuild the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Wardrobe Army Apparel by The Salvation Army and James White

The Salvation Army is one of those honorable organizations that is well known simply for doing good things for good people.

The Salvation Army was recently named by the United Nations as the “lead agency” responsible for well-being of an estimated 20,000 earthquake survivors. The organization will continue to serve those survivors while coordinating with other agencies and planning its long-term recovery for the country.

It’s likely that there is a Salvation Army in your neighborhood, providing a helping hand to those that need it the most. The Salvation Army thrift stores have been a long time hot spot for money pinchers and hipsters alike, looking for unique pieces to add to their wardrobe for cheap.

Now, the Army is taking things a step further. They have hooked up with artist James White to create a one-of-a-kind apparel company with the aim of helping the less fortunate. 100% of the proceeds from each shirt sold from the Wardobe Army Apparel line will go to helping a specific cause. Such cause included the Pakistan and Haiti relief efforts, as well as with helping specific neighborhoods like the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C.

Each shirt is priced at $20 and is available now from Wardrobe Army Apparel by The Salvation Army.

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The Love Pass

Remember the movie Pay It Forward? The movie that starred Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and that spooky little kid from the Sixth Sense. The idea behind The Love Pass is sort of like the Pay It Forward concept. Sort of.

Every time you purchase a T-Shirt from The Love Pass, you receive a second T-Shirt for you to pass on to a friend, family member, loved one or even a stranger. Ultimately, the goal of The Love Pass is to touch lives through the greatest gift…love.

And that’s not even the best part of The Love Pass. They will actually 10% of their annual profits to various charitable organizations. How awesome, right!

The Love Pass T-Shirts are reasonably priced at $21 and this includes the price of the second T-Shirt.

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Unique LA Spotlight: Liberty In North Korea (LiNK)

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

For LiNK, making and selling T-Shirts is not just about making a quick buck, but rather it’s about making a difference. LiNK, short for Liberty In North Korea, is the only full-time organization aggressively working on the North Korean human rights crisis in North America. With every T-Shirt sale, LiNK is able to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees.

The Hundred Campaign

Last November, we launched our most aggressive campaign yet: rescuing 100 North Korean refugees from hiding as soon as possible. We began by setting a goal to raise $50,000 by the end of the year and, in just two months, hundreds of you responded by donating to this rescue.

The money has been collected and the final number is in. Together, we raised $41,402.54. Because of the tremendous response, we will be able to bring 16 refugees out of hiding and provide them with an opportunity to begin a new life!

We sincerely thank you for your support, sacrifice and commitment in making the rescue of this first group possible.

We aren’t stopping here. Our goal is to raise $200,000 this year to enable the rescue of the remaining 84 refugees. If you are new to the campaign, please check out the website here and consider donating TODAY to help us reach one hundred.

You can find LiNK at Unique LA at Table 30 next to the Free Workshops area.

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The Return of the Noid

I admit that 1. I am not a big Domino’s fan and 2. I never play Avoid The Droid. And now that those two disclaimers are out of the way, I present to you the Aovid The Noid T-Shirts from Domino’s Pizza. For those of you not familiar with Avoid The Noid, it was a platform computer game for the Commodore 64 and DOS, written in 1989 to promote Domino’s Pizza. It was modeled after the company’s ad campaign during the late 1980s. The ads featured a “noid” that destroyed pizzas and must be avoided.

“Cyber Monday is one of the busiest days of the year for online retailers, and Domino’s Pizza is now getting a slice of the action! For a limited time only, Domino’s is bringing back the Noid, their famous 1980′s advertising character, to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during its sixth annual Thanks and Giving campaign.”

These vintage-styled Noid shirts are currently available for sale at $19.99 a piece and is limited to 1 shirt per customer. $14 from the sale of each shirt will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The shirts have a limited print run of 1,000. It’s for a good cause so if you were a fan of the Noid, don’t avoid it, just pick one up!

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Thanks to Travis from Found Item Clothing for the tip.

Sponsor A Zombie Program

The Sponsor A Zombie video courtesy of the band Mercury Radio Theater is hilarious! It definitely made my halloween. You’ve got to watch the video, it spoofs those charity infomercials brilliantly. The $20 Sponsor A Zombie care package features a picture and letter from your zombie (how amazing is that), a SPAZ T-Shirt , bumber sticker and a Sponsor The Zombie EP featuring the tracks:

  1. Dejected, Adj.
  2. Are you Adequately Prepared to Rock!
  3. Evil con Carne
  4. The Hypno Eye
  5. Onward Zombie Soldiers
  6. Spare Parts
  7. It came from down south
  8. Joe spilt his beer

SOS

This tee, available at SocialDesigner.com, was the winner of the ”design a tee to be used in case of an emergency” competition. This winning tee was designed by the artist known as Gemma, who had this to say about her creation:

“SOS is the most common signal when there is an emergency in order to ask for help. I thought the t-shirt should have this purpose because it can be useful no matter what kind of emergency is happening. We know we’ll be carrying this tee with us at all times in case of a flat tire, fashion emergency, or just in case we need to flag down a taxi in NYC.”

This tee is available for $25 and is printed on an Ash Grey American Apparel tee. 20% of the profits from sales of this tee will go to benefit Architecture for Humanity. 

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