We’d like to turn you all to a new premium eyewear brand coming out of California. Shauns Shades delivers top quality frames that are designed in Cali but hand made in Italy utilizing the finest materials in the process like Carl Zeiss lenses. They’re very wearable and are limited in branding as it only features a Braille “S” logo at the tip of the left temple in SHAUNS SHADES signature green.
On August 17th, 2011, Nazish Noorani, a 27-year-old mother of two was shot and killed in her hometown of Boonton, NJ while walking with her husband and three-year old son after a dinner in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan. After days of investigation, law enforcement officials have charged her husband with the killing of this young woman, with the help of an accomplice. To see something so tragic happen at anytime to anyone is disheartening but the several factors playing into this particular event really make me wonder why people do the things they do. But I’ll never lose hope in society or man.
NOWHERE LTD./A Bathing Ape have produced this commemorative action figure set of The Beastie Boys. The figures were made for the release of their “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” music video and each 11.5″ piece comes in a 16″ x 12″ metal box accompanied with other goodies to sweeten the pot. All proceeds are split up into two children’s charitable cancer organizations — Pablove Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Alabama-based designer Billy Reid looks to lend a hand by contributing to disaster relief initiatives with his “Rise” charity t-shirt. The tee comes in sizes for both men and women and is available for $38, with profits going directly to the Red Cross Tornado Disaster Relief Fund.
It is no secret that Warby Parker makes some of the most stylish affordable eyewear on the market, and for every pair purchased they donate a pair to a child in need. Warby Parker regularly expands their collection to include another stylish piece for a cause and this year they are working to raise awareness about east African child soldiers. The Invisible Children sunglasses feature a classic silhouette and come in black frames with “Invisible Children” on the left stem. Wear them often this spring/summer, look stylish, and support a great cause.
The road to recovery for Japan is long and they can’t do it alone. With the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disasters behind us, it’s time to do all that we can to move forward in a positive light and Incase looking to do just that.
To support the ongoing relief efforts in Japan, James Perse has created this t-shirt to raise not only funds for the cause, but funds as well. 100% of proceeds from the James Perse Japan t-shirt will go to support the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.
The Philanthropist briefcase is part of Apolis Activism‘s Uganda Project. The independent label took this classic Original Briefcase by Filson and worked to develop a canvas in Uganda to create opportunities for cotton farmers and to be a part of a new cotton initiative with invisible Children. The idea was to adapt this style to create something relevant in a new color option with a purpose behind the product. The final product was hand crafted in Seattle by Filson CC. Each piece is embroidered with their trademark red stitch, the sign of relief and an icon for all global citizens committed to quality and change.
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With the passing of J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye”, Out of Print is releasing this limited edition tee to commemorate the author’s legacy. The company will give back by sending one book to a community in need with the purchase of each shirt. It’s available for pre-order now with shipments starting the week of February 15th.
Buy It: $28 at Out of Print
I think the majority of us have been guilty of taking what we have for granted atleast once (or one hundred times). With the recent earthquake in Haiti, there’s so much unrest in the country that people are struggling to survive. We’re lucky. We wake up in the morning, grab breakfast, go online, shower in clean water, easily get to work or school or the beach or the mall or Starbucks. Then, we come home, hang out and go to sleep in our comfortable beds, bundled most likely. While we go through our days as normal, there are hundreds of thousands of people displaced, injured, and helpless. Organizations like the Red Cross are dedicating alot of resources and I think it’s our responsibility to do what we can.
Set to begin tonight at 8pm E.T., Hope for Haiti Now is a telethon hosted on several channels, just flick through and you’re likely to land on it. Segments will be hosted across the country with George Clooney hosting in LA, Wyclef Jean in NY, while Anderson Cooper will be reporting live from Haiti. Alot of people are behind this effort and be sure to look for appearances by former President Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Robert Pattison, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks and Nicole Kidman. Beyond that, taking the stage to perform will be Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, Madonna, U2′s Bono and The Edge, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen.
100 percent of the funds to go specifically to immediate humanitarian relief and long-term recovery efforts in Haiti conducted by the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Yele Haiti, Oxfam America, Partners in Health and the UN World Food Program.
“It’s a big world out there, and we all have a lot of responsibility to help out people who can’t help themselves.”
- George Clooney