Last week I launched my online marketplace, Give a Damn Goods! I’m so excited to tell you all about our Give a Damn Tees! There is so much good going on with these tees!
Materials: Organic Cotton & Recycled Water Bottles
Our partner t-shirt supplier uses high quality, eco-friendly materials to increase their social responsibility! Our Give a Damn tees are made with 50% Repreve® polyester from recycled plastic; 25% organic, US grown, combed, ring spun cotton; and 25% TENCEL™ Modal. Repreve® polyester is actually made from recycled water bottles. Each shirt uses 6 recycled poly water bottles which is crazy! And I promise the shirts are soft as can be due to these incredible sustainable fibers. All of the fabric used to make our shirts is spun, knitted, & finished in the USA.
We also partnered with an incredible custom screen print shop in the USA to have our shirts printed responsibly. The inks used on our “Give a Damn” designs are vegan, eco-friendly inks that are free from chemicals and not harmful to consumers or the planet.
Social Impact: Creating Sustainable Employment & Giving Back
The Give a Damn tees are ethically made in Haiti, providing sustainable employment opportunities to local Haitians. Through these employment opportunities our t-shirt supplier is fighting generational poverty in Haiti encouraging parents to lift their families out of poverty. LIFE, the Haitian facility where the shirts are produced, is among a number of ventures developed to create dignified work that keeps families together. They pay workers 5x the going rate for similar jobs in the area. 100% of LIFE's profits are dedicated to programs that support orphans.
Haiti is near & dear to my heart as I went there on a study abroad trip a year and a half ago. So I’m really fond of our t-shirt suppliers work and hope one day I can make it back to Haiti to visit the factories myself! I hope that by growing this business we can send more business their way, allowing them to hire more community members.
So far we have the Classic Give a Damn Tee & the Dainty Style. I’m hoping to expand the designs to more sayings, styles, & colors so that we can give our Haitian t-shirt suppliers more business! But it’s up to you! If you all dig the shirts and purchase them, this allows me to design more, & send more business to Haiti!
So what are you waiting for? Let the world know you care with a Give a Damn tee. You can purchase these beauties as a regular customer, for wholesale & custom corporate gifting! Ya, we can put your company name on the tees so the world knows your entire company gives a damn!