FASHIONable Statements

So I’m really into posting pictures of my clothes now, and I really want to do something with this blog more than rant.  So, let’s start.

Months ago, actress Sophia Bush posted a response to Urban Outfitters on her blog (which you can find here ). Basically, Sophia was outraged at UOs T-shirt which seemed to promote anorexia (there’s an article here). Her response was incredible  so I encourage you to check out the entry.

Her response got me thinking: why can’t people be fashionable and take a stand for what they believe in at the same time?

(I just want to apologise in advance for any and all crap editing for my personal collection. I use Paint)

The t-shirt says ‘Pink, Yellow, Blue, Purple (all colours are beautiful).’ H&M. On sale. €7. I couldn’t say no. I didn’t wear it for a while, because I didn’t know how to and, to be honest, I was a bit scared. I’d never really worn a statement before.  But one day, I teamed it up with skinny jeans and a plain black cardigan and it felt good to wear this t-shirt. So good, in fact, that I want another statement t-shirt so…

Ok, My hunt for clothes that campaign or clothes that make statements didn’t go as well as I had thought. Actually, it went pretty badly. In fact, this is all I found:

Statements

NOBODY WAS THIRSTY

“Nobody Was Thirsty” is a collaborative project to benefit the work of charity; water. it was created by cult Australian denim label, Nobody and Hollywood’s newest iconic venue, Ivan Kane’s Cafe Wa s.

“Nobody Wa s Thirsty” signature t-shirts are available world wide. A $40 donation will be made from the sale of each t-shirt. Charity: water will use 100% of all campaign donations to directly fund water projects in developing nations. $40 can provide 2 people in Africa with clean water for 20 years.

Source:  Christian Blanchard Photography

I’m not sure where you can get this but I think it is such a cool top that I had to put it in there.

LOVE IS LOUDER

I absolutely love this campaign.

Love is Louder was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. It’s hundreds of thousands of people just like you who have turned this idea into a movement.  A movement of all types of people who have come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings us down.

Individuals, communities, schools and organizations have embraced Love is Louder as a way to address with issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness and depression.  Even as we work to stop negative words and actions that hurt us, we can strengthen our abilities to cope with hard times, focus on the positive, support the people around us and reach out for help if we need it.

How can you be part of the Love is Louder movement?  Connect with it.  Take actions to support yourself and others.  Express all your feelings — from the challenges and the hurt to the possibilities and the hope.  And never forget that the opportunities for support, help and love, are always louder and more powerful than the pain.

With your help, we are getting even louder.

Source: Love Is Louder

There were some links on the Love is Louder page to other sites which also have stores so… enjoy!

To Write Love On Her Arm

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS

MISSION STATEMENT:

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

VISION:

The vision is that we actually believe these things…

You were created to love and be loved.  You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known. You need to know that your story is important and that you’re part of a bigger story.  You need to know that your life matters.

We live in a difficult world, a broken world.  My friend Byron is very smart – he says that life is hard for most people most of the time.  We believe that everyone can relate to pain, that all of us live with questions, and all of us get stuck in moments.  You need to know that you’re not alone in the places you feel stuck.

We all wake to the human condition.  We wake to mystery and beauty but also to tragedy and loss.  Millions of people live with problems of pain.  Millions of homes are filled with questions – moments and seasons and cycles that come as thieves and aim to stay.  We know that pain is very real.  It is our privilege to suggest that hope is real, and that help is real.

You need to know that rescue is possible, that freedom is possible, that God is still in the business of redemption.  We’re seeing it happen.  We’re seeing lives change as people get the help they need.  People sitting across from a counselor for the first time.  People stepping into treatment.  In desperate moments, people calling a suicide hotline.  We know that the first step to recovery is the hardest to take.  We want to say here that it’s worth it, that your life is worth fighting for, that it’s possible to change.

Beyond treatment, we believe that community is essential, that people need other people, that we were never meant to do life alone.

The vision is that community and hope and help would replace secrets and silence.

The vision is people putting down guns and blades and bottles.

The vision is that we can reduce the suicide rate in America and around the world.

The vision is that we would learn what it means to love our friends, and that we would love ourselves enough to get the help we need.

The vision is better endings.  The vision is the restoration of broken families and broken relationships.  The vision is people finding life, finding freedom, finding love.  The vision is graduation, a Super Bowl, a wedding, a child, a sunrise.  The vision is people becoming incredible parents, people breaking cycles, making change.

The vision is the possibility that your best days are ahead.

The vision is the possibility that we’re more loved than we’ll ever know.

The vision is hope, and hope is real.

You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story.

Source:To Write Love On Her Arm

DoSomethin.org

DOSOMETHING.ORG

Who We Are

We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change. Join us.

We:

  1. Believe in young people. Young people have the power to lead. We don’t require old people!
  2. Trust young people. We provide reliable, easy-to-access information and activation strategies, but young people decide for themselves what to do.
  3. Celebrate young people. We think all measurable contributions from young people are valuable.
  4. Respect young people. We understand that young people have diverse abilities and constraints.
  5. Value young people. Our programs and products are free. We’re not after young people’s money; we want their passion, time, and creativity.

Source: DoSomething.org

These sites are amazing Even if you don’t want the clothes, just check these sites out.

I’m so happy that I did this blog entry. If I hadn’t I would never have found out about some of these sites

I hope you enjoyed this entry and, who knows, maybe you’ll like me, begin expressing your beliefs through what you wear.

Oh, and if you can think of any sites like the ones above just link in the comments below.

xoxo

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2 thoughts on “FASHIONable Statements

  1. I love this post! I have heard of a few of these, and completely support To Write Love on Her Arms already, but the other ones I am keen on are Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself, The Shine Project, and Team Gleason.

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