Here at The Wave, we’re all about giving back and supporting education at any cost. So when we heard about Liberty & Justice’s UNIFORM clothing line, we couldn’t wait to help spread the word about this fair trade company’s epic philanthropy!
For every purchase from the premium, fair-trade line, Liberty & Justice donates a school uniform to a impoverished child in Liberia in an effort to send eager-to-learn kids back to school following the country’s tragic Ebola epidemic.
The campaign aims to combine fashion with social impact and sustainability by offering effortlessly stylish and high-quality t-shirts, made in a Liberian factory by local workers in Monrovia –– 95% being mothers of some of the children affected.
In exchange for producing the line’s products and the school uniforms, those employed in L&J’s factory earn necessities rare to their communities, such as free healthcare, living wages, and literacy classes.
With an easy opportunity to aid both the children and families of those in need, there’s no good reason to not support the cause. Everyone from celebrities like “The City”‘s Whitney Port and actress Ana Gasteyer, to big publications including Forbes and Women’s Wear Daily have already backed UNIFORM, so now it’s your turn!
Head over to UNIFORM’s Kickstarter page (here) to find out the many ways you can donate before the campaign ends on July 16.
Lastly, we’d like to give a special shout out to Kathleen Kanaley –– a UNIFORM intern and sister of The Wave’s own Clare Kanaley –– who brought L&J’s line to our attention!
Words by Campbell Gee, images c/o Kathleen Kanaley.