Casey, over at the Yellow Bird Project just gave me a heads up on what they were doing over there, and I thought it was pretty interesting. Here are the details:
Yellow Bird Project is a Montreal-based, non-profit initiative. We collaborate with musicians in designing a T-shirt, we print and sell them on our website, and all of the money we make goes to charity. Which charity? Each of the artists gets to choose their own. We have three fundamental aims:
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.
We have specifically approached individuals that we think are creative and conscientious enough to make a difference.
The featured artists/T-shirt designers include: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Devendra Banhart, King Creosote, Wolfmother, Joseph Arthur, My Brightest Diamond, Stars, Hayden, Rilo Kiley, and Holly Throsby.