We believe that we have the power to help people less fortunate than ourselves. Which is why we created #GoodTees. T-shirts and sweatshirts that look good, feel good and also DO good, too. Because why shouldn't fashion give back?
How it works: Every time you buy a #GoodTees design we donate £10 to our chosen charities (£5 from a child's design).
As of July 2016 we've donated £218K simply by kitting you out!
We currently support: Women for Women International, KIDS, Help Refugees UK, The Refugee Council, Mothers2Mothers, Starlight UK, YAZDA, Prostate Cancer UK, Stand Up To Cancer,Tommy's The Baby Charity, and Save the Children. Read more about the amazing work they do here:
WHAT THEY DO: mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based, global nonprofit organisation that unlocks the potential of mothers to break the cycle of paediatric AIDS and create healthy families and communities. m2m trains, employs, and empowers local mothers living with HIV as Mentor Mothers, frontline healthcare workers based in understaffed health clinics and within communities.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because mothers2mothers are a small team doing something truly amazing. There is no reason why more world problems can’t be tackled at the core: mothers are a super power!
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £21,560 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: "We have been avid admirers of Selfish Mother for a long time and to now call ourselves a part of the sensational movement that Molly has created, is so special. We love the fact that by buying and wearing #GOODTEES, mothers here are enabling Mentor Mothers all over sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate paediatric AIDS one mother at a time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we adore working with you."
WHAT THEY DO: They support over 8,000 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering around 125 services across England.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because KIDS is unique; there is no other organisation dedicated to providing such an extensive range of services to disabled children and young people, aged 0-25 years, irrespective of their impairment or condition. And we also love that KIDS supports the parents and siblings of children with disabilities, too.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £22,460 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: "We are extremely grateful to the amazing people who are supporting us through the #GoodTees collection. At KIDS we believe in a world in which all disabled children realise their aspirations and are given every opportunity to fulfill their potential. With your help, we can make a real difference in transforming the lives of disabled children in the UK"
MORE INFO: www.kids.org.uk
WHAT THEY DO:
Yazda is an amazing charity whose mission is to support the Yazidi community in the aftermath of the August 2014 genocide committed by ISIL. This resulted in the abduction of five to seven thousand people, mostly woman and children; and the displacement of 400,000 people from the Yazidi homelands. Yazda are committed to protecting and supporting women who’ve lived through devastating circumstances.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because we cannot possibly imagine what the Yazidi community has been through. The women supported by Yazda will be similar to us - just trying to get by! They deserve as much support as we can give them.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £9,860 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: "On behalf of Yazda Organization, I would like to thank you and your team. Your financial support helps us continue in our mission and to assist those ISIS survivors and victims’ in our community through various projects including Case-Management & Psycho-Social Support for ISIS female survivors, Yazda stationary and Mobile Medical projects for IDPs and refugees, Genocide Documentation and many other Miscellaneous Projects. The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible for our organization to exist."
MORE INFO: www.yazda.org
HELP REFUGEES UK
WHAT THEY DO: Help Refugees is a grassroots humanitarian aid organisation. Primarily working where large NGO’s are unable to operate, they are the largest provider of aid in Calais and Dunkirk and are active in Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Athens, Idomeni, Turkey and Syria.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because the team behind Help Refugees are truly inspiring! Help Refugees get aid directly to the people who need it most (they don’t have an expensive HQ for instance) – the money genuinely goes straight to help displaced families.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £34,930 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: "Your ongoing support has been absolutely overwhelming. You can't imagine the huge difference your funds are making to individual refugees on a daily basis. I promise I'm not overstating the impact of your donations."
MORE INFO: www.helprefugees.org.uk
WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
WHAT THEY DO: Women for Women International is an amazing charity that helps women in 8 war-torn regions rebuild their lives through training programmes. They give women the skills, resources and knowledge to create positive sustainable change for herself, her family and community. They connect women in the UK with women in their programmes through their sponsorship programme, with letters of inspiration between sponsors and their sisters criss-crossing the globe.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They believe in the sisterhood! They believe that elevating women strengthens the social fabric of societies everywhere. Ultimately stronger women build stronger nations. We think they’re awesome and want them to help even more women!
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £93,590 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: “We can’t thank you enough for choosing to support Women for Women International through this inspiring project, which is so in keeping with what we at WfWI believe about the importance of solidarity and the power of bringing women together.”
SAVE THE CHILDREN
WHAT THEY DO: Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. They do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: We all want the best for our kids! Save the Children is the global parent who strives to make the best of very tough environments for children, so that they can thrive and make those same environments better for their own kids - making the world better one child at a time.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: (TBA)
THEY SAY: We are delighted to have Molly Gunn of Selfish Mother on board alongside Giovanna and Tom Fletcher. Money raised from the sale of the sweaters could help Save the Children give children living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, or buy nutritious food for their entire family. It could also help us to bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support. All this, just by wearing a Christmas jumper.
STAND UP TO CANCER
WHAT THEY DO: Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, turning scientific breakthroughs into real world improvements in treatments and tests for cancer patients. This is by funding the crucial trials that allow ideas in the lab to become medically viable.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Cancer affects 1 in 2 people in their lifetime, but SU2C are striving to improve this figure and so half of people's lives! We are desperate for fewer people to die from cancer and for its devastating effects on families to be consigned to history, and SU2C are driving this charge.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: (TBA)
THEY SAY: (COMING SOON)
WHAT THEY DO: Starlight grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and entertains over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. Startlight grants wishes that kids really want! From once in a lifetime holidays to meeting with their celebrity idols or being a fireman for the day, the work they do helps to bring joy not only to the sick child, but the whole family.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They make dreams happen for terminally ill children... which brings a positive focus for the whole family, and provides joy at a dark time. Such an amazing thing to do.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £8,120 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: "We’re thrilled to be working with Selfish Mother, a brand with family at it’s heart, just like Starlight. Selfish Mother’s support will allow Starlight to bring even more rewarding experiences to children suffering from life threatening illnesses. With 92 pence in every pound going directly to helping our seriously ill children, the money raised by Selfish Mother and its customers really will have a significant impact on the lives of poorly children across the UK.”
THE REFUGEE COUNCIL
WHAT THEY DO: The Refugee Council UK are a brilliant charity who support and empower refugees who have arrived in the UK and need help and support. Often people arrive here with nothing - even children, and the Refugee Council give them support, admin help, counselling, learning days - and so much more. They do inspiring work with asylum seekers in the UK and abroad, as well as tackling root causes and campaigning the government to change policies big & small.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because we are all human! People arriving in this country need help and protection, while trying to start their new life.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £12,280 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: “Thank you so much for supporting refugees through the Human T-shirt collection. Like Selfish Mother we believe that we on the planet are all human, and everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. Refugee Council works directly with refugees seeking safety in the UK – including children arriving alone – to support them to rebuild their lives. At this time of crisis, our work is needed more then ever and your help today will truly make a difference.”
WHAT THEY DO: Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to empower parents to have a healthy pregnancy. Tommy's fund £1.5m of research annually into pregnancy research to tackle the appalling statistic that 1 in 4 babies are lost during pregnancy and birth.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They are saving lives through their amazing research! So many women suffer miscarriage and still birth - we'd love to support them as much as possible.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £3,500 (July 2016)
THEY SAY: "We are utterly thrilled that Selfish Mother is supporting us. Pregnancy can, and often does, go wrong, and more often than not clinicians can’t explain why. Women who have suffered pregnancy loss have told us that they feel under pressure to stay quiet and not talk about it. But without bringing this into the open, we will never get funds for research and without research, the situation will never change. Maternal and fetal research gets barely any government funding. By wearing this, you can stand up for other mothers and mums-to-be and fight for change (while looking seriously cool)."
PROSTATE CANCER UK
WHAT THEY DO: This brilliant national charity researches and raises awareness of prostate cancer, plus provides specialist nurses and essential services for men suffering from the disease. In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
WHAT THEY DO: They tackle the reasons why millions of the world’s poorest people live without these most basic human services.
"Everything we do is about getting safe water, sanitation and hygiene to everyone everywhere by 2030. We deliver services and make change happen." - WaterAid
With hundreds of partners in civil society, government and the private sector, they deliver water, sanitation and hygiene to those most in need and make transformational change happen so that governments across the world provide all of their citizens with affordable, sustainable services.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They do amazing work saving and transforming lives in 37 countries around the world, enabling access to clean water and offering much-needed hygiene advice. Water is a true essential we take for granted - just think about how much as parents we rely on clean water to look after our families.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: (TBA)
LITTLE GREEN PIG
WHAT THEY DO: Little Green Pig is a creative writing and mentoring charity, based in Brighton and Hove. They offer workshops both in and out of schools to local young people age seven to 18, giving them the space and time to get creative with writing in all its forms.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They believe in the power of the imagination and that transformative things happen when you pick up a pen to share your story - and so do we!
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: (TBA)
THEY SAY: "With the support of SELFISH MOTHER, we are able to reach more young people than ever before. When you buy something gorgeous from the Mother Shop, you are helping a new generation of writers to find their voices."