I go to Bali at least twice a year, mostly 3-4 times a year. It’s one of my favorite places in the world and I love it there. Great resorts and food aside, I do see the disparity between the ones who have a lot and the ones who don’t. I remember the drives to the airport where I see kids in their school uniform walking to school and I always hope that they stay in school. I believe that education is the means out of what one was born into. So I am all for causes that promote and sustain education.
Gebo Mana is a newly launched Australian-based company that produces short run, limited edition T-shirts. Every shirt that is given begins the process of spreading education to underprivileged children around the globe. The gift of just five tee shirts is enough to educate a child for a year. Amazing.
All Gebo Mana t-shirts are made from 100% certified organic cotton grown in India. The prints on each shirt are a fusion of modern fashion and traditional tribal designs. Their craftspeople print, paint, embroider, and stitch every single GeboMana tee in Bali.
I got the coconut tree on top of the Empire State Building with the hammock detail in black and it is really cool. The tee itself is soft and very comfortable. The details on it are definitely worth writing home about. You can’t see it from the first picture but the hammock extends all the way to the back of the tee and the coolest thing is that the hammock is made out of actual netting. Reality on your back. Very cool.
It’s so cool that a few people have already expressed interest in the tee and want their own pieces. In that vein, these tees make excellent gifts – not only are they fun and comfortable; you help a kid along the way too. Nothing more stylish than that.
The tees go from US$49 – US$69 (for the tees with intricate embellishments) and they can be shipped all over the world. Check out the whole Gebo Mana collection here.