T’S FOR A CAUSE: Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet has launched Communi-T, a capsule collection of T-shirts in partnership with Global Fund for Women. The Communi-T T-shirts will feature empowering slogans such as “Never underestimate the power of a girl who knows what she wants,” and “Well behaved women rarely make history.”
For every T-shirt sold, Alice + Olivia will donate 50 percent of net proceeds to the Global Fund for Women, which partners with groups who are creating jobs, encouraging entrepreneurship, fighting for workers’ rights and supporting women seeking leadership positions.
Stacey Bendet, chief executive officer and creative director of Alice + Olivia, said that her company is run by women, and the clothes are designed by women for women. “We believe that clothing is personal expression, what a woman puts on each morning is her daily art, her voice, something she shares with the world around her.” She said the T-shirts are “clothing with a call to action.”
“It’s important to have powerful women-led fashion brands like Alice + Olivia take a stand to empower women and help to mobilize more resources for women’s human rights,” said Musimbi Kanyoro, president and chief executive officer of Global Fund for Women.
The T-shirts retail for $125 and are being sold at Alice + Olivia retail stores and aliceandolivia.com.