"The most important part of fashion is how it makes the wearer feel. We're all entitled to present ourselves as we choose," said Tim Gunn when asked to share his view on clothing.
Wearing something you feel comfortable, yet fashionable heightens your self-esteem. Especially, when you know your purchase helped fund a charity. A clothing company who's well known for pioneering this practice successfully is TOMS shoes. With every sale, TOMS will help a person in need.
That's great, but what about the dogs in need?
With a little research, and a tendency to use Instagram for shopping and fashion inspiration, it was easy for me to find a unique company based in Bristol UK. We Are Hairy People, is a small band of artists who use articles of clothing as their canvas. Every product is one-of-a-kind, each piece is hand painted and they even accept custom orders. The garments used are sweatshop free, too! On the website, you'll find their products neatly categorized into 18 collections. The collection titled "RESCUE" offers two t-shirts, and three sweatshirts (one is for dogs). All profit on pieces in this collection go to New Hope Animal Rescue. We Are Hairy People, focuses on building self-confidence in their customers. Their models come in all shapes and colors. Seeing this companies unique method of modeling garments is worth visiting their website alone.
YAY, it's finally time to see an adorable pooch modeling a sweatshirt!
On top of all that cuteness, the profits from all the other collections go towards humans with self-image issues. How cool is that? Give this company a shot and check out what they have to offer. I'm sure you'll fall in love with the idea of having a t-shirt with hand painted images of your pooch on it. (I DID MENTION THEY DO CUSTOM GRAPHIC/ORDERS EARLIER!)