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Charity

4 wide web 480x180 Brave & The Bold Apparel Review : WearBrave http://www.wearbrave.com/

I love getting the opportunity to review fab small companies and it’s even better when it’s for an awesome local company! The lady who runs it is genuinely lovely and even makes an awesome charity tee too.

Firstly the tees centre around the company name ‘Brave & the Bold’! All the tees feature this memorable and catchy slogan and I like that this all flows within the brand. It makes the line noticeable, I also quite like sometimes wearing tees similar to my partner but not quite the same and I think this is a cute way round it.

As with lots of companies there are a few less girly fit tees than man fit ones. Although I don’t feel that’s an issue so much anymore, on the high street there are a lot more loose fit tees for girls, probably because we wear so many leggings now. I know I feel better when I have my bottom covered up. The girly fit tees I got to test out were ladies ‘Brave Logo T-shirt‘ and ‘Fearless T-shirt‘. I liked them both, they were extremely comfortable, and both washed extremely well. I’d say they are a standard fit, I’m a bit chested UK12 and a Medium was fine for me. I personal favourite was the ‘Fearless’ on, I particularly liked the grey tee and I think it just felt a bit more sporty. The print looks extremely light on the bottom image but I think it is mostly because it was such a bright day when I shot in them!

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The gentlemen’s t-shirts that my husband shot in were ‘Brave Wings T-shirt‘ and the ‘Arrows T-shirt‘. My husband normally wears a large because he’s got a bit of a belly and I think these were also a standard fit. The feel of them were thick, but not too thick, and just super soft. I’ve only washed the red ‘Wings‘ one but the print is perfect and it actually feels even softer after a wash. I can already tell that the Wings one is going to be one of husband’s new favourite tees!

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The charity tee is called the ‘Ross‘ t-shirt, this tee is in memory of a strong, brave, young man who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the far too young age of 32. 20% of the sales from this t-shirt go to Cancer Research UK. I’m sure pretty much most of those reading this blog will have been affected by cancer at some point so this is the chance to get lovely tee and support an excellent cause. I think this khaki colour really works well to set the ‘Ross‘ see apart from all the rest.

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Finally, because I really love the summery colours, and it brings about the illusion of an early summer, I really love the Limited Edition Bahama T-shirt! It’s basically a beach in a t-shirt, I think this would look super cute just with some denim shorts!

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I love companies like this with original ideas and not scared to try out ideas like the Bahama tee! Highly recommend dropping this company a ‘like’ or a ‘follow’! Give them a chance! WEAR BRAVE! icon biggrin Brave & The Bold Apparel Review : WearBrave http://www.wearbrave.com/ (even have a rummage in their sale!)

Website : http://www.wearbrave.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/braveandthebold

Twitter : https://twitter.com/wearbrave

Instagram : http://instagram.com/wearbrave

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Wolves For The Win at Threadless

by Andy on February 28, 2014

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There is a new shirt design on Threadless that represents a great cause. If this design wins, proceeds from every sale will go towards endangered wolves. Everyone knows about wolves but not many know how much their lives are really in danger. They need humans on their side to stand for the Endangered Species Act, slow climate change by utilizing more renewable energy, and help defend their natural habitats. Spread the word and vote for for this design here: http://www.threadless.com/threadless/wolves-for-the-win/

Andy: I don’t normally post abut designs that are up for voting at Threadless but this one is for a good cause so why the devil not.

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Keep it Straight Up for a Cause [Submitted]

by Andy on January 20, 2014

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The Keep it Straight Up Tee is a conversation starter. It was designed by OriginalBOS, a company that raises awareness and funds for testicular cancer support through stainless steel whiskey chillers and now, T-shirts. The slogan reflects the company’s attitude when it comes to drinks and testicular cancer and hopefully sparks some conversations about men’s health. It may not be designed by cutting-edge artists, but it does support a very important cause for men. Fifteen percent of all profits goes directly to funding testicular cancer research.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Miscito t-shirts (for kids) [Submitted]

by Andy on December 16, 2013

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Miscito is a brand with a powerful message. While we are dedicated to creating quality clothing, we are here to make more than just a fashion statement. We want Miscito kids to understand that our brand is about relevancy. It is about the world we live in. And it’s about how we are all inseparably connected, for better or for worse.

We begin our journey with 4 limited edition t-shirts. They are original, quirky and all feature distinct interpretations of our Miscito hero. They have been designed by unique artists who are committed to making kids stand out! Miscito products are designed exclusively for children and our fun designs will make kids the envy of their friends.

Our goal is to create a stylish brand that transcends time and trends. We believe that children’s clothing should be timeless. In this throwaway society it’s too easy to buy cheap and disposable outfits for a handful of uses; we want our brand to stick. We make our products from the finest materials so that they won’t wear out, and we do that for a reason. We want Miscito to last, we want parents to get the best value for their money and we want children to take satisfaction in owning a quality product. Miscito is quality with a message.

Miscito brand t-shirts come with a world-scope message that kids can bond with and that parents can be proud to support—malaria awareness. Most malaria deaths are among children and Miscito plans to donate a part of all its proceeds to a worthy non-profit organization involved in the worldwide fight against the disease.

Andy: Looks like these guys were meant to be opening yesterday but from the looks of their site they’re not quite ready. Hopefully somethng will be up soon though since it’s a pretty cool idea.

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philippines fundraising post 403x403 Empathy for the Philippines charity t shirt from Springleap
Cool shirt and a great cause with all sales from this shirt going to UNICEF Philippines to help in the wake of the massive typhoon last month. Interestingly, well, for me at least, this is a Springleap shirt but it’s actually being sold on the crowdfunding platform Teespring and I wasn’t previously aware of a connection between the two brands. The shirt is $21, printed on American Apparel, and they’ve only sold 11 of them so far so they need to get a move on if they’re going to hit that goal of 1000 shirts to get it printed.

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On Thanksgiving this year, TeeFury is going to be donating a portion of every shirt sold to Convoy of Hope. The design is something that was done in house and that way it allows us to give a larger portion over to a really great charity.

This all started when we were planning on what to do this year for Thanksgiving at TeeFury. All of knew we wanted to help out in someway but weren’t sure how that would come about. Well, after seeing all the devastation that happened in the Philippines, we knew that this is a cause we should help out with. So, we looked around and found Convoy of Hope is doing a lot of amazing work in the Philippines currently and decided that’s where we could help out best.

Our design is meant to celebrate the Philippines and it’s iconic flag. We’re really excited to be working with Convoy of Hope to help out and, if nothing else, please go to their website and give directly to help out.

Also, check out our homepage for an interview with filipino artist ZeroBriant about the Philippines and TeeFury.

Andy: Very cool of them. Please note that the TeeFury link above is auto-generated with my affiliate code, so don’t use that link if you want to buy this since I don’t want to benefit from their charity shirt, please use this direct link instead.

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5519 PalmerCash have a lovely Philippines charity tee
Very nice design indeed, with 100% of net proceeds going to UNICEF to ” help provide shelter, clean water, medicine and nutrition to survivors of this devastating storm.”

Costiness=$20 Mens / Womens

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Only a few short days ago, Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) tore through the Pacific islands of the Philippines leaving a path of destruction and despair. Despite the geographic space that separates us all, now is the time to come together to acknowledge our fellow humans throughout the world. As the days pass we have the opportunity to unite as humans to show our support for those in need, to help them heal and rebuild their communities.

With the help of Design By Humans artists in the Philippines, we have created a DBH Collective store to do our part to support the relief effort. Participating artists who are closest to the devastation have volunteered to donate their royalty payment and Design By Humans will donate 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal.

You will find artwork from Filipino artists like, Pinkstorm, Zerobriant, Song, DesignsbyReg and Qimstudio who have all volunteered to donate their time, art, and money through royalties.

Design By Humans inspires life, strengthens humanity and we encourage you to join with us and spread the word to help our fellow humans.

Andy: I had been planning to write up a roundup of charity tees today but time has got away from me so it’s great that DBH submitted this info. Obviously I don’t want to be profiting from this post, so please don’t click the other links (which are auto-inserted with my affiliate code) click here instead.

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Designer Lunchboxbrain, who has been featured on HYA a few times in the past, has decided to get in on the Movember and No Shave November spirit by giving 100% of his cut at Society6 and Creative Market to the Prostate Cancer Foundation throughout November. New designs are also going to be released over the next week so be sure to check it out now and later to pick up some cool artwork and also help out a good cause. Good on ‘ya LBB!

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Nice bunch of tees from Fuzzy Ink with the added bonus that $5 off the $22 you pay will be going to fight prostate cancer.

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‘Having worked alongside The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity on their latest commercial and seeing first hand the incredible work they do, the Papertwin team were super inspired to do something more to ensure that The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is able to continue to give the best possible care.

For the next three weeks, not only will Papertwin be sporting its finest shade of pastel pink, but we will also be selling our very own ‘THINK’ t-shirts.’

“By purchasing one of our tees, not only will you be supporting the amazing work that goes on over at The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, but you will also be playing your part in spreading the word. Awareness is vital to early diagnosis, and simply by wearing our tees, telling a friend, or showing your support for the campaign, you encourage people to listen, THINK and check.

Even if you can’t buy a t-shirt. Don’t worry, you can still play your part by sharing the campaign or sporting our THINK cover photo or profile image. We cannot do this without your help, so please, get involved and let’s work together to ensure this crucial work in the fight against cancer is able to continue.”

Online Store: http://www.papertwin.bigcartel.com/

Male (Grey) Female (Pink) t-shirts are available for £10 online (Uk 50p shipping, rest of the world £2)

Hashtag #thinkcampaign
Twitter: @papertwinltd @clatterbridgeCC

Andy: Worthy campaign and a nice tee too!

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Nice designs with the added benefit that $5 from every sale will go towards fighting prostate cancer. Shirts are $22 for the round neck and $26 for the V-neck and available now at Fuzzy Ink.

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SYRIA tee and toast are donating 20% of sales to the Syria Crisis Appeal for the next two weeks
There isn’t much more to add to that title, there’s no coupon to use, every sale will contribute to the donation from Tee and Toast.

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4ca75686d6d53156 Main Image Sevenly help save the baby girls of China this week
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When it comes to depressing things, murdering babies is very near the top of the list, but the reality is that in China baby girl’s are killed (or abandoned, or aborted) because of the one-child policy (to put it in a nutshell, girls earn less money, and so can’t help support the family later in life). This week, Sevenly are supporting All Girls Allowed, a charity that provides at-risk children with food, clothing and medical aid.

As usual, the designs are great, and $7 from each item goes to the charity.

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Last December we, Livin Life Co, partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, for our first ever Pay It Forward Charity Drive. The response was awesome, and after some thinking we have decided to make it ongoing instead of just once a year. From now on for each item purchased, we will donate part of our proceeds providing four meals to help feed children in the USA.

Andy: Nice, thanks for the submission!

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Not that rape gets mentioned a lot on HYA, but I think any other time it’s been mentioned has been with my disgust at an offensive t-shirt design, so when I saw that Sevenly were supporting Sheltering Wings (a rape support charity) this week I was curious to see how they would deal with it sensitively. Well, I don’t know what the deer or the phoenix have to do with the charity but they are certainly nice designs that are very wearable. I don’t know if I should delve into it too much, but is a boxing themed design really appropriate? It looks cool, but it does take the ‘fight for their lives’ tagline and make it seem like physical violence is the answer, which seems like an unlikely message for a charity to be putting out there.

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BCNG Blue 1024x1024 480x561 Connect and Spread Love and their motivational clothing
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This post isn’t a submission but I want to share the story that was in the e-mail I received from Sammy at Connect and Spread Love:

My company, Connect and Spread Love, is a fashion company aimed at inspiring and motivating people to be the best person they can be. We have inspirational shirts and bracelets for now. I will be releasing sweaters, long-sleeve shirts, hats, and beanies during the winter time. I came up with idea to create this line when I was battling depression after pretty much losing my way. I dropped out of law school, was struggling financially, I dealt with countless sleepless nights, and battled my eating disorders and lost. Although I had a lot of things to be happy about, I just couldn’t seem to smile. I was unemployed, undereducated, and lost in the world.

Luckily, I dug out of that hole and came up with a concept with that person in mind. I truly want to motivate and inspire others to never be the way I was, or worse. A portion of my sales will go to some foundations. Currently, I am working with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I hear a lot of stories from people about how they started their business, usually it’s along the lines of “we couldn’t find anything we wanted in stores so decided to start our own label” which is fine (though I never believe it, everyone has brands they like), but it’s really great to see a genuinely inspirational story about how someone took a painful part of their life and are channeling it into something positive both for themselves and others.

When Sammy first got in touch a few weeks ago all that was available on the site was logo gear, and with all the best will in the world these days you need more than logo gear for a charity t-shirt company. It was great to see that over the past week a load of new designs got added to the store, they’re pre-orders, but some of them will be shipping in a couple of weeks, and it gives me a much better idea of where this brand will be going and what they’re trying to do.

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4a69b6bf45296704 Product 1 01 Sevenly help families prepare for a baby with Down Syndrome this week
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I’m really late posting this weeks designs from Sevenly, but you’ve still got a few days to pick something up, and this week $7 from each item will be going to Lettercase, a charity that helps provide information to support to parents who are expecting a baby with Down Syndrome. The other big news at Sevenly is that the guy with a long, flowing mane of hair (which I think is just tied back in the shot above) has shaved off his magnificent mustache!

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One of the interesting things about Sevenly supporting a different charity each week is that it means we get to find out about causes that may have otherwise passed us by. This week they are raising money for the Sweet Nectar Society, a new organization that has brought together talented photographers in California to take photographs of children that are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses and injuries so provide their family with beautifully shot long lasting memories of their child. It’s not the kind of thing that you immediately think of when you think of charity, there’s no one in a lab trying to cure cancer, but it’s a service that would be really invaluable to those that receive it.

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And that, ladies and gentleman, is a title worthy of a very local newspaper, clearly I’ve missed my calling!

This week at Sevenly they are supporting the charity 4PAWS For Ability, an orangisation that provides service dogs for children that suffer from seizures. I was unsure what the connection was, but apparently the dogs are really good at detecting when a child is having a seizure (which apparently isn’t always obvious to a parent) and the dogs are also a great comfort to the kids which helps reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Sounds like a very worthy cause to me, and has resulted in some lovely designs. Cool to see them complimenting the usual range of tees and tank tops with that classy dog leash and even a dog-sized hoodie, even if I do roll my eyes when I see a dog dressed in anything.

As usual $7 from each sale goes directly to the charity and the designs are available in more styles than those shown above.

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