Call it radical chic. The Vanity Project, a T-shirt company that works exclusively with nonprofits, has teamed up with Architecture for Humanity for its latest charitable top. The Rebuild One Block shirt, designed by Filipino studio utwentysix, will help Architecture for Humanity raise money to rebuild homes ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in hard-hit Far Rockaway and Breezy Point in Queens. Oh, and do we have to tell you the shirt is pretty killer? Soft gray cotton, with a blue-and-red image of a clenched fist holding a T-square—a play on the labor symbol for unity and resistance. “If the Occupy Movement were architects, this would be their shirt,” says Architecture for Humanity Co-founder Cameron Sinclair.
The Vanity Project will donate 51% of the proceeds from each shirt sold to Architecture for Humanity. The new design is available now for $35 on TVP’s website and will be sold through other e-commerce platforms in the coming weeks.