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“Supporting women at every stage of production” – two students have founded She Shirts – the perfect ethical Christmas present

She Shirts is replacing fast fashion with feminist fashion. It’s a volunteer-run and not-for-profit t-shirt brand which centres women in its production, messaging and profits. She Shirts creates ethically-made and fair trade t-shirts in collaboration with feminist artists, and all profits go towards charities supporting women. At just £17, they’re the ideal Christmas present at a time when these charities need funds more than ever.

Founded in 2018 by two Bristol University students Sally Patterson and Ceini Bowen, She Shirts offers an alternative to ‘corporate feminism’, selling products which truly benefit women. All profits go directly to charities supporting women. So far She Shirts have raised thousands of pounds for three charities: Women’s Aid, who support survivors of domestic violence; Smart Works, who help homeless women find jobs; and Bloody Good Period, who provide sanitary products for vulnerable women and asylum seekers.

She Shirts ensures that all workers, from the organic cotton farms to the printing offices, receive fair pay for their labour. Their t-shirts are environmentally-friendly and are made from organic cotton, renewable energy and recyclable packaging. There’s no wasted products, as every tee is made to order and best of all, when it’s worn out it can be sent back and recycled. 

She Shirts recently had a rebrand, working with a team of talented young professionals to give it a makeover, and launched a t-shirt celebrating incredible black women for Black History Month. 

Sally Patterson said:

“Consumers have the power to change the clothing market- fashion doesn’t have to destroy the planet. For me, She Shirts is about helping busy people improve working conditions, raise awareness of social issues, and give to charity, just by wearing a cute tee!”

Ceini Bowen added:

“We’re so excited to offer an alternative to profit-driven fast fashion, putting charities at the heart of what we do, and I love meeting so many incredible artists and activists along the way!”

To buy a t-shirt go to sheshirts.teemill.com.