Altruistic Artistic Apparel.

Want to satiate your sense of vanity while simultaneously dabbing in philanthropy? I introduce to you the Yellow Bird Project. A non-profit initiative based out of Montreal (that is a real city in the fake country of Canada), it collaborates with musicians to design t-shirts which are then printed and sold. All monies made are donated to a charity of the artist’s choice. They list three fundamental aims for their endeavor:

  1. To make money for charities directly through T-shirt sales.
  2. To raise awareness for charity organizations through artists’ endorsement.
  3. To raise the profile of the artists we like.

A list of artists who have participated and the charities chosen:

  • The New Pornographers & Immaculate Machine – ALS Society of BC
  • Broken Social Scene – Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
  • The National – Safe Space
  • Wolf Parade – Glass Casters Union
  • The Shins – Nature Conservancy
  • Rilo Kiley – Elliott Smith Memorial Fund
  • Au Revoir Simone – Transportation Alternatives
  • Devendra Banhart – Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Stars – Le Chainon
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Art for Change
  • Hayden – Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada
  • Wolfmother – Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Joseph Arthur – Mercy Corps
  • Holly Throsby – Amnesty International
  • My Brightest Diamond – Road Recovery

All shirts are $25US, and can be purchased from the YBP website.

In all likelihood, you won’t see another one of these on anyone else. Keep it fresh.

the national

this is the sound a doggy makes.

threve.  a combination between three and five.

threve. a combination of three and five.

texas with a dollar sign.

texas with a dollar sign.

Currently listening to: M.I.A. – Paper Planes Remix (feat. Bun B and Rich Boy)

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