I've been hard at work these past few weeks squaring away the overall feel of my website and researching ways to get my cause out there, so when I came across Ink to the People, I knew I'd found a company I wanted to work with!
So, it's official! You can now purchase the "Nope" tee through their website and all of the profit will go toward building up and sustaining my website. If you're looking for more information about what I'm trying to do, you can find it HERE.
What is Ink to the People?
Ink to the People is a fundraising site founded by two guys whose passion for the print industry paired with their love of helping people to create a seamless (and, eh hem, FREE to the fundraisers) online platform for causes to raise money by selling shirts to folks who want to support said causes. From their site, you can design a tee, set up and manage a campaign and they handle everything from production to shipping to customer service for you. I personally chose them because of their sustainability practices and the fact that they were the only company like them that I could find that offered a fair trade option for your design to be printed on and so far in dealing with the customer service, I think I made the right choice!
What YOU can do to make this fundraiser a success
Buy the shirt! It's available until September 16, 2017 in 3 colors! I'm sure by now, you've seen plenty of versions of "Nope" shirts floating around the internet. Every time I see them, I think "that pretty much sums up some of my days" and I can imagine a lot of you can agree. The difference with THIS shirt is that you will not only be purchasing a super soft fair trade t-shirt that made from 100% wring spun cotton by Alternative Apparel printed by Ink to the People's team in the US, you'll also be contributing directly to SMK Freelance so that I may continue to highlight great companies doing great things for the environment while make sure they people who make them are paid a fair wage in the process! You can purchase the shirts HERE for $30.
$30 for a shirt???
Okay, maybe I'm the only one who thinks that's a chunk for a t-shirt, and honestly, before all this, I probably never would have paid that much, but for the sake of transparency, the COST of the shirt is nearly $23 because of the product I chose. I wanted to ensure that the shirts I distribute speak to the cause we're supporting and in order to make sure the people producing them are making a fair wage, the cost to produce must go up. $7-8 of every shirt we sell will come back to us. Hopefully that helps explain the price a bit, but please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have!
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