Wednesday, April 25, 2012

RainTees for Children, By Children

I love when I find a product that has a good cause attached to it. RainTees were created by Beth Doane in 2007. She saw the impact that the fashion world has on the environment and wanted to do something to change that.
RainTees began by donating school supplies to children living in endangered rainforests and now works with children in need all over the world. Every RainTee is handmade in the USA with eco-friendly fabrics and features original artwork created by children living in countries facing environmental destruction, poverty, and little or no access to education. For every tee sold, a tree is planted in a critically endangered area of the world through our charity partner, Trees for the Future. Trees for the Future has planted nearly 65 million trees since 1988, and helped thousands of communities in Central America, Africa, and Asia improve their livelihoods and environment through cutting edge agroforestry and reforestation projects. Each year, these trees remove over one million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. RainTees' mission is to plant trees with tees and create art programs for children around the world. We work with non-profit partners in over 38 countries, donating thousands of school supplies, and currently operate a pen pal program linking fans with thousands of at-risk youth in developing nations in need of emotional and educational support
The designs are so whimsical and fun. The tees are all made from organic cotton with eco-friendly inks and dyes. These 100% eco-conscious tees help children while allowing these same children to express their feelings about the world around them. It is incredible to know that my daughter is wearing a shirt with a design from across the world. She loves her Monkey Bridge Tee. She has worn it constantly because of how soft it is, and because she really is drawn to the picture. Kids love what is familiar to them, and what is more familiar than a fellow child's drawing?! I love the mission of RainTees for children, by children.

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