Celebs wear #MotherTee t-shirts for women war survivors


#MotherTee – Fearne Cotton (Source : Fearne Cotton, Instagram)

Women for Women International has launched a global mother t-shirt campaign #MotherTee to support and show solidarity with marginalised women in war torn countries. Global celebrities such as Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie are supporters of the charity. Closer to home tv and radio personalities such as Denise Van Outen, Fearne Cotton, Jo Wood and many other celebrity mothers have already donned their Mother tees and posted a selfie of themselves showing their support for the #MotherTee campaign.

Molly Gunn, editor of the “Selfish Mother” blog designed the t-shirt and #MotherTee to “show solidarity for the global sistahood” and help other women

Molly Gunn - Mother Tee  (Source : womenforwomen.org.uk)

Molly Gunn – Mother Tee
(Source : womenforwomen.org.uk)

in war torn communities to create a better life for themselves, and their families.

£15 from the sale of each #MotherTees t-shirt goes to help disadvantaged women around the globe. Already some of the profits from the #MotherTee campaign have gone to Action Aid’s Gaza Appeal, and all future profits will got to the Women for Women International charity.

About Women for Women International

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly 420,000 marginalised women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in 8 countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Website : womenforwomen.org.uk



“Alright, Alright, Alright” Celebrity Shirts Line

Alright Alright tee shirt  JKLbrand.com

Alright Alright tee shirt

The latest celebrity to produce their own celebrity shirts and clothing line is Matthew McConaughey.

His catchphrase “Alright, Alright, Alright”, which he used in his Oscar acceptance speech recently, has now been incorporated into a line of T-shirts under McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin brand. Just Keep Living is a clothing brand that McConaughey founded and a portion of every sale goes to the Just Keep Livin Foundation which McConaughey also founded. The Just Keep Livin Foundation is a non profit organization which implements after school fitness and wellness programs in inner city high schools.

Checkout the t-shirts and clothing at jklbrand.com

T-shirt protest 42 arrested

Zambiareports.com - T-shirt protest

Zambiareports.com – T-shirt protest

The Lusaka Times reports the shocking case of the arrest of 42 youths for wearing a t-shirt with a political message. The 42 young people were arrested for simply wearing t-shirts with a slogan demanding a new constitution for Zambia.

The youths were taking part in a Youth Day March. ActionAid Executive Director, Pamela Chisanga expressed shock that Police could detain people for simply wearing tshirts with a slogan demanding a new constitution for Zambia.

Since the arrests, there has been widespread condemnation of the action in Zambia on the basis that it violated human rights and freedom of expression of the 42 tshirt protestors.

See Lusaka Times Article

Stars wear “Love Conquers Hate” tshirt

rickymartinwenworthmillerkevinbaconjamieleeThe list of global movie, music, and sports stars showing their support by wearing the “Love Conquers Hate” t-shirts reads like a veritable who’s who of the cream of the showbiz, music and sports worlds. Stars such as Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Kevin Bacon, Jaime Lee Curtis, Ricky Martin, America Ferrera, Perez Hilton, Doutzen Kroes, Anthony Bourdain, Wentworth Miller, Taryn Manning, Tim Gunn, Jozy Altidore, Todd Glass, Jonathan Del Arco, Amanda Furrer, Amanda Leigh Dunn, Ana Matronic, Craig Gibbons, Jason Collins, Lori Lindsey, Maggie Rose, Megan Rapinoe are proudly wearing the tshirts, with many more stars intending to join in the campaign in support of Russia’s Lesbian and Gay community.

The “Love Conquers Hate” Campaign was launched on Nov 4th, 2013 by US based Human Rights Campaign (HRC) a LGBT advoacy group. The goal of the campaign is to support and bring attention to Russia’s LGBT community, who HRC says are being targeted by an “anti-propoaganda” law that prohibits public support for equality in that country.

The “Love Conquers Hate t-shirt” is a russian language version HRC’s iconic Love Conquers Hate t-shirt, with participants being urged to share a photo of themselves wearing the t-shirt on their social media platforms with the #LoveConquersHate. A website loveconquershate.org will aggregate the photos that are shared on the hashtag and 100% of net proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to a fund that supports Russian LGBT adovcates.

According to HRC, since the launch of the campaign a diverse group of celebrities, politicians and sports stars have lent their support to the campaign by wearing the t-shirts in public. People and stars are being urged to show their support


Already photos of stars in the t-shirt like Kevin Bacon, Wentworth Miller, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ricky Martin, and many others have been shared.

Further details available at :

HRC website

Images copyright of Human Rights Campaign

Fashion police to ban T-shirts in Colleges in Indian State

The fashion police of the State Government of Tamil Nadu, India may soon issue a decree to all arts and science colleges instructing their students not to wear T-shirts or sleeveless dresses to classes.

According to the “The Hindu”, officals say the decree stems from complaints and requests by many college principals over the past two years. According to complaints, the issue is that students are wearing t-shirts that are either too revealing, or have obscene words and messages printed on them.

The proposed move has also received sharp criticism, with many academics decrying the fact that this is another assault on already threatened liberal values on campus.

According to the same paper, in a separate move, the Tamil Nadu government has recently issued a circular requiring all government employees refrain from wearing tshirts or jeans and requiring all state employees follow a strict dress code a move which Shalini Rajneesh, DPAR Secretary is needed to “maintain dignity and decorum in a government office”.

Whatever about Government officials, what is your average college student going to wear without a quirky tee shirt ??

It seems the anti tshirt fashion police are thriving in Tamil Nadu …

More on this story at TheHindu.com

Love Hate T-shirts going down a storm

The hugely popular RTE Love / Hate tv show has spawned a new t-shirt craze in Dublin according the Herald !

T-shirts featuring the Love Hate tv characters including favourties Darren, Fran and Nidge are flying off the shelves in the balmy hot summer we are currently experiencing. The t-shirts are designed by Irish artist Niall O’Loughlin and sold by Frank O’Dea of the Ban Ban Gallery in the swanky Westbury Mall. The Herald quotes Mr O’Dea, “You wouldn’t want to be seen on Portmarnock beach wearing anything else” who is having trouble keeping up with demand.

See the Herald for the full article.

Taylor’s t-shirt trouble !

First there was the debacle with the Abercrombie & Fitch tshirt mocking Taylor Swift and now t-shirt printer  Kevin Adams of Watch Hill, Rhode Island has been forced by Taylor’s people to stop selling his shirts celebrating the fact that Swift has recently bought a new house in the town !

According to Cambio.com Entertainment News, when Taylor purchased a new home in the town, local tshirt printing store owner Kevin Adams created a new t-shirt inspired by an Andy Warhol portrait to celebrate the fact that Taylor Swift had moved to the town. Adams said, “It’s pretty big news with Taylor coming here, so we wanted to make a fun tee shirt. We purposely made one that didn’t say her name on it. Then we put it on our Facebook page and people liked it, so we started selling it”.  Soon, Adams was contacted by representatives of  Swift who told him to stop printing the shirts !

According to Independent.ie Abercrombie & Fitch recently felt the wrath of Swift’s fans and were forced by their backlash to remove a t-shirt which appeared to mock Swift.

T-shirt trouble on the double for Swift it seems !

Quirky tshirt ideas

Are you looking for some inspiration for a quirky t-shirt design ? Well the following might give you some quirky tshirt ideas ….

WGN, a Chicago tv station, did a brief t-shirt tour of shops selling the quirkiest designs of tshirts in the windy city and filed the following report. It includes the coolest deli style tshirts shop which displays it’s shirts like a butcher or delicatessen would display it’s wares and even serves you your shirt wrapped in plain white paper in a bag with a bag of crisps too … Cheese & Onion with that shirt anyone !!

Chicago Quirky T-shirts

Slogan tshirts

“I`m sorry, I`m allergic to stupid people.” There are some things that you can`t say in real life, but you can wear them on a t-shirt. When it comes to regular social etiquette, t-shirt slogans launch the rules right out of the window, turning jokes reserved for Christmas crackers and statements of bemused contempt into catchphrases and quotes that bring sly smiles to all that read them. So what is it about the printed t-shirt that makes it ok to walk around with “Did you eat a bowl of stupid for breakfast?” plastered across your chest?

The truth is that t-shirt slogans make an art form out of the fine comedic line between laughing with someone and laughing at them. Instead of feeling insulted by a phrase like “I`m not getting smaller, I`m backing away from you”, readers of t-shirt slogans presume the insult is directed at a third party, a figure of ineptitude we can all relate to – and, increasingly often, revile – creating a shared joke, rather than a direct insult that alienates the recipient.

If this all sounds a bit far-fetched, just think about how often you or the people you know are forced to deal with those who are, let`s say, seemingly intellectually challenged. With an economy increasingly based upon service, it is ever more likely that your daily routine will involve the frustration of dealing with someone stuck in the blissful state of ignorance, be it your boss, your customers or even people in the street. slow slogan t-shirt margaretshear CC licenceTake that into consideration and it isn`t hard to see where the fashion for this form of printed riposte comes from. Where self-deprecating slogans such as “Do not disturb – I`m disturbed enough already” used to rule the t-shirt marketplace, now the more aggressive form of externally-directed castigation is king, addressing the elephant in the room that we are all too polite to mention (namely that there is no shortage of idiots in the world) and making a mockery of it.

Of course, rude, insulting humour is not the only kind that appears on t-shirts, but neither is it the only form that has seen a recent increase in popularity. With an exponential increase in our reliance on computers comes the need for IT-related services, including an abundance of programmers and software developers. This newly-expanded social group share common knowledge and practices across their industry, making the world of computer geekery the perfect breeding ground for inside jokes and cliquey humour. Slogans like “Computer programmers don`t byte – they nibble a bit” arise from puns and stereotypes based on knowledge that is common to the IT crowd and make great icebreakers for the otherwise socially awkward.

In fact, this is the reason that t-shirts can get away with slogans like “Coffee, chocolate, men . . . Some things are just better rich”: although the humour on t-shirts might be conventionally cheesy, cheeky or even rude, slogan t-shirts perform a social function, uniting readers and wearers through a common joke.

Look at other popular forms of printed t-shirts – band shirts, football or sports team shirts, even stag and hen do special printed tees – and you start to see that the fashion of t-shirts is often linked to the function of community. Thinking about it, it all starts to make sense – it`s the reason why this place offers things like leavers hoodies, retaining the sense of community after leaving the institution, the reason teams have colours, the reason that when you see the slogan “my mother is a travel agent for guilt trips,” you feel connected to the wearer by a common understanding. T-shirts are all about the other people around you; after all, amusing though your t-shirt might be to you when you put it on in the morning, you aren`t the one who`ll be reading it all day.