Billy Reid ‘Rise’ Charity Tee

Billy Reid 'Rise' Charity Tee

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.

Warby Parker for Invisible Children Sunglasses

Warby Parker for Invisible Children Sunglasses
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.

Apolis Activism x Filson Philanthropist Briefcase [Uganda Project]

Apolis Activism x Filson Philanthropist Briefcase [Uganda Project]

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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Hope for Haiti Now Telethon

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...

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The Campaign: Save the Children in Australia

Save the Children in Australia

With a series of print and outdoor ads plus an online exhibition, Save the Children in Australia is looking to make injustice for children a thing of the past.  As the Inspiration Room writes, “It’s 2009, yet things like child prostitution, child soldiers and child deaths from unclean water is still happening. Save the Children Australia want to make these practises obsolete.”

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Tehran in Turmoil: Who is Iran’s President, Mousavi or Ahmadinejad

Chaos in Iran: Streets of Tehran after Presidential Elections

Iran’s Presidential elections did not going as smooth as the government had hoped. There was much bad-mouthing by rivals Mir Hossein Mousavi and incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leading up to the elections and things got really out of hand post-election. Both men claimed victory but in the end, the government ruled in Ahmadinejad’s favor, bringing accusations of fraud and corruption.

The result of all this is a country in political unrest, with Mousavi supporters taking it to the streets of Iran head-on against public order police.

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Warriors for Peace: Jon Orlando’s Photo Editorial into the Lives of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans

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Our friend Jason Carpio turns us to photographer Jon Orlando and his recent “Warriors for Peace” project. “Through the use of intimate portraits and in depth audio interviews, this project challenges that perception of the soldier and reintroduces us to them as humans with distinct and varying sets of emotions, morals and beliefs.  Specifically it looks deeply at the emotions and feelings behind their decision to oppose the wars they have been a part of.”

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Buraku Journey in Osaka by Ian Laidlaw

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A photo journey by Ian Laidlaw, the photographer travels to the Buraku area of Osaka. The Burakumin are a Japanese minority group consisting of around 3 million people in about 6,000 communities. Their ancestors were classes as outcastes during the Tokugawa period (1603-1868) due to their occupations. They are still discriminated against today.

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