Thursday, November 29, 2007

joy to the world...

No, this is not a Christmas related post.

It is about the Joy T-Shirt project. Here's the explanation direct from the website.

"Joy apparel is a socially conscious T-shirt company created to promote peace and equality on a global scale. Opposed to all forms of discrimination, every face found on the website has been inspired by a real person. Upon selecting a face, you then customize your own shirt, choosing from a variety of styles, sizes and colours. When you wear your shirt, you are encouraged to think about that person and how your everyday actions can affect others and the world we live in.

After purchasing a shirt, you may then participate in this global project by submitting a photo of your own visage, which will then be drawn by hand and posted on the website for the rest of the world to wear.

Wearing a Joy T-shirt is about taking an active stance against racism and discrimination. It is about loving your neighbor, because in someway or another we are all connected!"

How cool is that? In addition, 5% of the net profit of each shirt is donated to a different charity each month. I've narrowed it down to a few favourites and will be ordering my shirt right after I finish this blog post.

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