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How to Raise Social Awareness With T-Shirts

T-shirts are one of the easiest ways to quickly spread a message. They are far less expensive than a billboard and will probably be noticed more than people notice a billboard. They are more fun than a yard sign and can be used to raise awareness for any number of social causes.

Environmental causes, for example, are perfect for t-shirts. Facts about environmental causes and specific dangers to the environment are sure to get plenty of notice on a t-shirt. A shirt that publicizes these issues will be seen every time it’s worn and it may persuade others to pay more attention to environmental concerns. The shirt can also put those concerns into a specific context, like how the environment affects children or marine life.

Other problems facing society, such as homelessness, poverty, economic problems and political issues are also easy to publicize when they are printed on a t-shirt. When tackling a serious social problem, consider adding a few statistics to the t-shirt. This is a way to quickly show people how important the issue is in a way that they are sure to remember.

Pictures are also important when instilling a message. The picture on the front or back of a shirt might be what first attracts someone to looking more closely at the shirt. A picture that is a good representation of the problem can be placed in the center of a shirt and a phrase that describes the problem can be put over or under that picture. This connects the problem to the picture that will draw people in.

The other side of the shirt can either have another picture that will attract attention to the cause or it might have a series of facts about the problem. However you choose to arrange the wording, make sure it’s in big letters that will be easy to see.

Choose bright colors or bright contrasts to make the t-shirt as noticeable as possible. A grey t-shirt with black lettering will not be as noticeable as a yellow t-shirt with black lettering. If you are using pictures, try to use color pictures if at all possible. This will make them more noticeable as well as making the subject matter quickly apparent. Remember that the t-shirt should draw the eye right away. You may see some people for only a minute or two, and that’s your only time to try to raise their awareness to your cause.

One of the most important aspects of using a t-shirt to promote a cause is to wear the t-shirt. That means not saving it for a rally or a fundraiser. Wear the t-shirt to the bank, to the dentist and anywhere else that you normally go. This ensures that a lot of people will see it, and not just people who already feel strongly about the issue. Your goal is to raise awareness of the issue among people who might not already know about it or who might not think about it often.


Celebrities Design T-Shirts to Save the Rainforest


Celebrities including Scarlett Johanson, Camilla Belle, Michael Roberts, Biana Picasso, and Alice Braga partnered with fashion designer Carlos Miele to help raise money for the Rainforest Foundation. The profits from the sale of the $148 t-shirt will go to support the foundation.

The Rainforest Foundation is a non-profit organization that was started in 1989 by Sting and Trudie Styler to protect the indigenous people and the rainforest.

The Rainforest t-shirts are currently being sold at Carlos Miele boutiques or there is one for sale online at Designer Exposure.

Via: Ecorazzi and Style.com

Custom T-Shirts – Support a Cause

Remember the slogans, ‘Free Tibet’, ˜End Police Brutality’, ‘Erase Hunger’, ‘Meat = Murder’, ‘Animals are the Only Fashion Victims’, and the like that made people sit up and take note? T-shirts have certainly evolved from a mere garment to a canvas to display your personal, social or political views.

The power of the slogans on t-shirts

T-shirts, undoubtedly, are the most visible form of mobile publicity ever devised. And their power was discovered in 1990s, when the catchy slogans emblazoned across the chest and back became a rage. Humorous and ironic, but always espousing a cause, these t-shirts slogans have been making political and social statements with telling effect since long. Little wonder they’ve even been embraced by celebrities like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

This modern phenomenon of ˜personal branding’ has today become a handy tool for those wishing to cash on to the political climate or support a cause. Offensive, shocking or pornographic, these slogans and graphics make hard hitting statements and reveal the leanings of the wearer–political or otherwise.

T-shirts can make a big difference as part of a campaign. According to Liberty, a British Human Rights group, “They may not change the world, but they allow us all the opportunity to state clearly our support for liberty and human rights”. However, there are no two opinions t-shirts are useful in generating publicity, public awareness and debate. Although, much depends on what they’re trying to say and who’s wearing them, they’ve an impact, particularly when they’re worn in places we least expect them to see.

Want to know the effect of these tees? T-shirt with the slogan ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’ has raised ten-and-a-half million US dollars since its launch ten years ago! Name a supermodel and it’s likely she’d have modeled the recognizable ‘target’ logo at some point in her career. Some of these supermodels are Elle MacPherson, Gisele Bundchen, Yasmin Le Bon and Jodie Kidd.

Sometimes individuals support a cause by waging a slogan war against the authorities through the medium of t-shirts. It’ll be pertinent to mention one such personality. She’s Katherine Hamnett, a British designer, who has become famous, or rather infamous, for her protest t-shirts. In 1984, she wore an anti-nuke t-shirt to meet Margaret Thatcher proclaiming ‘58% Don’t Want Pershing’! Again in 2003, she sent models down the catwalk wearing t-shirts that said ‘No War, Blair Out’.

Making custom t-shirts

If you want to convey your message through a custom t-shirt, you don’t have to shop for plain t-shirts and run after graphic designers and printers. Finding a company that accepts outsourced t-shirt orders is easy. So, if you’ve a cause, don’t hesitate to announce it to the world through custom tees.