After university I spent a few months volunteering abroad with The African Hope Foundation of Ghana . It was life-altering, and has made me a big proponent of HIV/AIDS awareness, education and fundraising. So while fashion and beauty are the main elements of this job (and I love it!) HIV/AIDS awareness is something I hope to stay involved with, both in North America and worldwide.
Huge celebs are teaming up with H&M to produce T-shirts, T-shirt dresses, bodysuits, and tank tops, with 25 percent of the sales going toward youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects. Superstars such as Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, N.E.R.D. and Yoko Ono are all on board.
The tees are wearable and make a statement: N.E.R.D.’s graphic says “Use your brain,” while Cyndi Lauper’s (above) screams “ Girls just wanna have safe sex.” You go Cyndi. And I love Róisín Murphy’s body suit (below) that proclaims “Protection is power”.
Available for both women and men in H&M’s DIVIDED department starting in June, the collection is 100 percent organic cotton so it’s soft, luxurious, and eco-friendly. Prices range from around $20 to $30 depending on the item.
Yoko Ono’s shirt above.
This is the second year that H&M has teamed up with the charitable organization Designers Against AIDS to to educate youth about safe sex. For more info check out: www.designersagainstaids.com .