Today is World Water Day, folks. Let’s hit you with a few cold, hard facts: There are 1.8 billion people around the world currently subsisting on contaminated water, risking death and disease with every sip. Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene cause around 842,000 deaths each year. By 2040, one in 40 children will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources. In short, it’s never been more important to curb the amount of water we waste everyday and help provide access to clean drinking water to those who need it.
There are a lot of ways you can help forward the cause, but our friends at Taylor Stitch have devised a particularly stylish one: this awfully fetching T-shirt designed in collaboration with artist Ty Williams. The tee itself is made from 100 per cent recycled and upcycled yarns and uses absolutely no water to manufacture. (For reference, a similar tee would normally require 1,050 gallons of water to produce.) It’s also hefty and handsome and will fit right in with the rest of your summer wardrobe.
The very rad custom artwork on the pocket — which is also available as a limited-edition print — was inspired by the brand’s recent trip to the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, where they partnered with Waves For Water to deliver enough resources to generate 100 million gallons of clean drinking water.
All of the profits from the shirt will go directly to Waves For Water to buy even more water filters for those in need. So, to recap: buy a dope tee, help ease the global water crisis. Sounds pretty good to us. You should go ahead and do just that.