How many ill-fitting XXL tees from a fundraising run or golf tournament do you have stuffed in your dresser?
I’ve got over a dozen balled-up in my bottom drawer. It’s getting sad down there.
Many charity t-shirts become sleepwear, or your designated “messy activities” outfit – but not all!
Here’s ten rocking tees for a good cause you’ll take pride in wearing.
T-shirt: Evolution is very gradual change we can all believe in
What’s it gonna cost me: $18.95
Story: Professor Mike Rosulek’s Darwin design parodies the famous Obama poster, in support of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).
Buy it: Zazzle.com
T-shirt: Adopt, don’t buy. Breeders kill shelter dogs’ chances.
What’s it gonna cost me: $25.50
Story: PETA is well-known for their provocative & clever merchandise. See also “Club soda not seals” or “I am not a nugget!”
Buy it: PetaCatalog.com
T-shirt: We Are Macmillan. Cancer support.
What’s it gonna cost me: £8.99
Story: This pretty tree illustration was created in partnership with retailer New Look to benefit the UK’s Macmillan Cancer Support.
Buy it: NewLook.com
T-shirt: Keep Calm And Skate On
What’s it gonna cost me: $37.99
Story: Super stylish take on “Keep calm and carry on” from the folks at Skate4Cancer.com.
Buy it: Kt8Merch.com
T-shirt: JeansforGenes 2011
What’s it gonna cost me: £11.99
Story: JeansforGenes.org runs a yearly contest for a limited edition t-shirt design. This year’s winner was Lianne Miller of the London College of Fashion.
Buy it: JeansForGenesDay.com
What’s it gonna cost me: $28
Story: A fabulous retro design by Ryan Waller for PartOfIt.org, sales benefit the New York Public Library.
Buy it: PartOfIt.org
T-shirt: Melt hearts not ice caps
What’s it gonna cost me: $16.95
Story: A big-hearted penguin reminds everyone to think of climate change.
Buy it: TheRainForestSite.com
T-shirt: Margaux Arramon-Tucoo for Keep-A-Breast.org
What’s it gonna cost me: $39.99
Story:The folks behind the “I heart boobies!” phenomenon have launched a collaboration line with French surfer Margaux Arramon-Tucoo.
Buy it: Loserkids.com
T-shirt: Some people are gay. Get over it!
What’s it gonna cost me: £10
Story: A list of cool charity t-shirts couldn’t be complete without the famous & popular Stonewall UK tees!
Buy it: Stonewall.org.uk
T-shirt: Factory Chicken
What’s it gonna cost me: £13.99
Story: Illustrator Joe Coleman’s chicken design stands out in the group of cute cow designs on the Compassionate Dorset website. Proceeds go to Compassion in World Farming.
Buy it: Compassionatedorset.co.uk
In the mood to browse for wicked awesome tees?
Canadian social enterprises rule the scene …
Toronto’s Me to We Style produces ethically manufactured clothing made using certified organic cotton and viscose from bamboo. 50% of profits go to their charity partner, Free The Children. You can purchase a design from the website collection or order your own custom printed apparel.
Montreal’s Yellow Bird Project sells indie rock t-shirts for charitable causes. Artists create a design inpsired by a band or song, the musicians choose a favourite charity to receive proceeds, and the shirts are sold online. Bands include Broken Social Scene, Bloc Party, Stars. Charities include community funds, NGOs & environmental orgs.