These days, we’re at no loss for causes in need of financial support. Perhaps you’re thinking of joining the 200,000 concerned citizens who’ve donated to Planned Parenthood in the days since Donald Trump won the presidency. (Fun fact: 23 percent of these donations were made in Mike Pence’s name.) Or maybe you’d prefer to sponsor The Trevor Project and support the LGBTQ community. Or perchance you’ve been biding your time, waiting for Victoria Beckham to release her third annual World AIDS Day tee. Whatever the case, you can’t go wrong.
Much like her upcoming Target collection, Victoria’s — or should we say Harper’s — World AIDS Day crewneck comes in both adult and kiddie sizes. “This year, for the first time — and along with a little help from Harper — I’ve created an adult’s T-shirt with a matching mini version for children,” Beckham told Vogue. (To put it plainly, Harper drew the illustration for the shirts.) One hundred percent of profits from sales of the $70 (children’s) to $140 (adult) tees will go to Born Free Africa, “a philanthropic initiative to end mother-to-child HIV transmission.”
Apart from reminding the world that the designer has branched into childrenswear, the mini-me tees highlight the launch of Born Free’s new initiative, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free. “This is a global plan that aims to support the initial mother-to-child transmission process, but also to educate and empower teenage girls and boys against HIV,” Beckham, a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, explained. “We have a real opportunity to totally eradicate HIV and AIDS for the future, however, we need to keep going to ensure global access to treatment to ensure that no one is left behind.”
Though World AIDS Day isn’t until December 1, the shirts are now available on victoriabeckham.com.
[ via Vogue ]