We just wrapped up a successful month with The Silent Comedy, and while we're still tallying up the number of t-shirts sold it looks like we will have raised around $800 to help fight human trafficking! Thanks again to everyone who supported the cause!
That being said, on Tuesday we launched with our first non-San Diego band, Haim, and we couldn't be more excited. As many of you know, recently these girls have been blowing up EVERYWHERE so to get the opportunity to see them live at The Casbah earlier this week and to have them collaborate on one of our designs has been pretty amazing.
When we first started communicating with the girls via email about a shirt for Sound Off Apparel they requested to benefit a diabetes charity, Insulin for Life. However, until we met them in person we didn't understand their deep connection with the cause. The bassist, Este, explained that she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in high school and that she has to learn how to cope with the disease daily. We also got a chance to meet the girls' parents who also expressed their passion for the cause and even suggested we come along and sell the shirts at ALL of the stops on Haim's tour to help raise money. Unfortunately Mark and I both work full time jobs that would prevent this, but it did sound enticing for a moment!
Anyway, it was great to meet the Haim sisters because you could tell that they were genuinely interested in supporting the cause and so are we. These shirts will be available through our website until November 14th and $8 from each shirt sold will go to Insulin for Life. This extraordinary organization distributes diabetes supplies like test strips and insulin for free to diabetes patients in developing countries. For more information on the cause or to purchase a shirt go to ww.soundoffapparel.org