SOTRU and Ropeadope are teaming up to celebrate and support American communities – on your shirt.
Can a T-shirt be more than just a T-shirt? What if instead of just a stylish illustration, it’s design symbolizes a place and the stories, struggles and triumphs of the people that call that place home? What if the shirt has a greater purpose than just being a comfortable garment to wear?
State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) has teamed up with the purveyors of cool at Ropeadope.com to aid community charities across the country. Representing select cities from past SOTRU episodes, each of these designs has been created by an artist local to that area, and proceeds from each sale go directly to a specific charity in that community. Featured cities include:
Brooklyn, New York
These shirts were inspired by our Brooklyn episode, touting artwork from the local Brooklyn artist, Aerosyn-Lex, and the proceeds will benefit Urban Word NYC. These tees are the first of some quality choice threads that have the power to make friends and influence people, or at the very least inspire some interesting conversation.
Las Vegas, Nevada
For those of you out there who like to take a gamble on what they wear, then this tee is certainly worth your while. The SOTRU episode on Las Vegas, NV, exploring the unfamiliar and lackluster side of Sin City. The local artist, Stephan Maman, created a SOTRU tee that will really get the dialogue going. The proceeds for these shirts will benefit the Shine a Light organization which provides living essentials (water, food, clothing, etc.) and services to those who live in the tunnels beneath Las Vegas.
Los Angeles, California
SOTRU’s Los Angeles episode spotlighting the city of the Angels in California, gave inspiration to the creator of these tees by L.A.’s Jim Darling, with the proceeds helping the People Assisting the Homeless (PATH). This organization provides the tools that men and women need to help them become self-sufficient and successful at remaining off of the streets.
Another opportunity to add to your already profound wardrobe is the tee designed by local Austin, TX artist, Brandon Ortwein. This tee’s design represents some of the interesting characters that are discovered in SOTRU’s Austin episode These proceeds will directly benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).
Will wearing one of these T-shirts help you change the world? No, that’s still up to you. But it will showcase your brilliant taste in public media, look good and benefit programs dedicated to making their communities a better place.
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Ropeadope is a record label and coveted clothing brand that uses the tee shirt as a medium for knowledge and pride. Past collaborations with Blue Note Records, Okayplayer, The Love Movement and others have been well received amongst community tastemakers and fans. Ropeadope’s message has always been one of knowing your history and supporting community. Ropeadope is proud to bring their talents to this collaboration, supporting American communities.