All items are made from 100% organic cotton & benefit the homeless
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 November, 2014 - The national homeless charity Crisis has announced it has produced a new range of stylish t-shirts for men and women to support vulnerable people across the UK.
The sustainable fashion range, created in time for Christmas, includes designs that have been produced by Crisis members who have experienced homelessness themselves; Crisis’ No One Turned Away campaign logo t-shirts; and additionally, shoppers can design-their-own t-shirts, whether they want to personalise themselves or purchase as a gift for a friend.
The collection has been created with award-winning eco-fashion brand Rapanui; all items are produced using certified 100% organic cotton, made in a Fair Wear Foundation Audited factory and hand finished in the UK. They are so ethically sourced that production can be traced back to the very camels that transported the cotton. Priced at £19, all proceeds from sales will go towards the charity’s work to end homelessness through housing, health, education and employment services for thousands of people across the UK.
Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: “Many of the homeless people who take Crisis classes and courses are incredibly talented artists. That shines through in their t-shirt designs which are now on sale to the public.
“Perhaps my favourite t-shirt of the lot quotes George Eliot, saying: ‘It is never too late to be what you might have been.’ That’s what Crisis is all about. Sales of these t-shirts will fund arts classes, CV writing workshops, Shakespeare performances, maths classes and much more – everything that people need to rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good.”
Homelessness has risen substantially in recent years; rough sleeping across England has increased by 36% over three years, while in London the situation is yet more bleak with a 64% increase in the same period.