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Our Favorite UK Designer Tees for Charity

Today we’ve come over all generous, so, we’ve decided to begin this fashionable week by looking at some charitable designs. What’s better than a limited-edition item designed by a leading designer, yet sold at a more affordable price, with its proceeds going to charity? Answer: nothing, obviously! So, let’s take a look at a few of our favourite new charity tees. 

Vivienne Westwood: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)

Trying to highlight the fact that fashion can be produced in a way which helps fight climate change, Vivenne Westwood has designed a more environmentally friendly T-shirt for the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). The organic tees (right) have been created using renewable green energy, which means they have a 90% smaller carbon footprint than your average cotton tee. Vivienne actually previewed her £20 design at her Red Label catwalk show during London Fashion Week, and they are now available to buy online at ejfoundation.org and VivienneWestwood.co.uk, as well as at Selfridges department store.

Jonathan Saunders: Refuge


This year’s Fashion’s Night Out has been confirmed for the 6th September, with Vogue UK exclusively reporting that this Fall, all nineteen territories which publish Vogue will host the shopping event.

The official T-shirt was designed by none other than Jonathan Saunders, to benefit the domestic violence foundation Refuge. The £18 tee (left) features one of his signature prints which are available in both blue and pink — although the white cotton T-shirts were actually provided by Gap. Tees will be on sale at select stores during FNO, but if you can’t wait until then, they’ll be released a tad earlier on the 3rd September at the Condé Nast Worldwide Store in London.

Harper’s Bazaar & Browns: Women for Women International
The London fashion boutique Browns has been working with Harper’s Bazaar  to produce a range of charity T-shirts, with proceeds going to the Women for Women International foundation, which supports women whose lives were affected by war. Together, they have selected an array of French fashion designers, such as Agnes B and Vanessa Bruno, to design their own individual tees. This initiative is in its third year; in previous years, first British and then Italian designers were selected to create the range. Tees will retail at £40. Items will be available at Browns (obviously) in addition to select international locations. Check out a few of our faves from brownsfashion.com below.

Images: Daniel Deme/WENN.com, Vogue UK, Brownsfashion.

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