peliCAN: Help Restore The Gulf

Veteran Threadless designers, Ross Zietz and Frederik Wepener, have teamed up to deliver peliCAN, a T-Shirt that Threadless just released to help with the relief efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

The shirt is unbelievably priced at just $10 with ALL proceeds going to the Gulf Restoration Network.

Let’s face it, BP has done and is still doing major damage to the Gulf with its ongoing oil leakage. Unlike other disasters, there’s not much that we can do to help the situation. It’s not like we can jump in, drop a bunch of paper towels into the Gulf with the hope that it will suck all the oil of there. Not going to happen. What we can do is help out with monetary donations so the experts can do their thing. The great part about picking up peliCAN from Threadless is that you’re helping the cause and getting an awesome shirt in the process.

Donate to the relief efforts with just $10 by picking up peliCAN from Threadless.

peliCAN by Frederik Wepener and Ross Zietz

peliCAN by Frederik Wepener and Ross Zietz

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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Storenvy + Hope For Haiti

Storenvy, the popular one stop place on the Internet to set up your own online shop and have goods screen printed for amazing prices have joined hands with artist from around the globe to put together a nice collection of Hope For Haiti tees. The shirts are priced at $14 and $8 from each tee will go to the American Red Cross to help support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. They have 9 different designs to choose from featuring artists like Sven Palmowski and brands like HaHa Press and Gowalla (the popular social check in site and iPhone App).

Hope For Haiti Storenvy

Hope For Haiti

Hope For Haiti Storenvy

Hope For Haiti Storenvy

Already OK: Haiti Relief Shirt by Yellow Black & White

It’s been really depressing watching and reading the news this past week, especially with all of the Haiti coverage. Seeing all those people lose everything that they had and have known is truly heartbreaking. And that’s why I’ll continue to blog about these Haiti relief  T-Shirts that continue to be released and whose profits go to help those suffering in Haiti.

The latest Haiti relief shirt comes to use from Yellow Black & White. The shirt is called “Tout Bagay Deja Byen.” I had no idea what that meant, until I took a peak at the product description. After learning its meaning, I thought that it was the perfect phrase for such a sad time. The tee is available in black and red colorways and is on presale for $25 with 100% of the proceeds going to Haitian. The printing for this project was donated by Print My Goods.

“We have been able to visit Haiti a couple times in the past. This past summer I actually spent a week and a half there, about 100 miles outside of Port-Au-Prince. While we were there we saw a sign with these words on it “Tout Bagay Deja Byen.” In english this phrase would be translated as “All things are already good” or “Everything is already OK.” It was explained that this was a statement that Haitians use as a means of spreading hope. To us this statement best represents what we have experienced for ourselves and we have learned about the Haitian people in the last few days. They are incredibly strong and hopeful.”

Already OK Haiti Relief Shirt

Already OK Haiti Relief Shirt