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Homeless charity creates T-shirts range with eco-fashion brand

The range of t-shirts for men and women features designs made by Crisis members who have experienced homelessness themselves.

17th November 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Isle of Wight

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

The national homeless charity Crisis, in collaboration with eco-fashion brand Rapanui, has produced a new range of stylish t-shirts for men and women to support vulnerable people across the UK.

The sustainable fashion range, created in time for Christmas, has been produced using certified 100% organic cotton, made in a Fair Wear Foundation Audited factory and hand finished in the UK.

The range features designs made by Crisis members who have experienced homelessness themselves and includes Crisis’ No One Turned Away campaign logo t-shirts. Additionally, shoppers can design-their-own t-shirts.

Talented artists

Priced at £19, all proceeds from sales will go towards the charity’s work to end homelessness through housing, health, education and employment services for thousands of people across the UK.

“Many of the homeless people who take Crisis classes and courses are incredibly talented artists. That shines through in their t-shirt designs which are now on sale to the public,” commented Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis

Priced at £19, all proceeds from sales will go towards the charity’s work to end homelessness. © Rapanui

“Perhaps my favourite t-shirt of the lot quotes George Eliot, saying: It is never too late to be what you might have been. That’s what Crisis is all about. Sales of these t-shirts will fund arts classes, CV writing workshops, Shakespeare performances, maths classes and much more – everything that people need to rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good.”

Homelessness on the rise

Homelessness has risen substantially in recent years; rough sleeping across England has increased by 36% over three years, while in London the situation is yet more bleak with a 64% increase in the same period.

Crisis helps people rebuild their lives through housing, health, education and employment services. The charity works with thousands of homeless people across the UK and is also determined to prevent people from becoming homeless and to change the way society and government thinks and acts towards homeless people.

www.rapanuiclothing.com

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