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195essential Creates T-Shirt to Honor Revolutionary Fred Hampton

Clothing and apparel company launches ‘I am a Revolutionary’ t-shirt on Juneteenth, donating 50% of proceeds to Save the Hampton House Boston-based and Black-owned clothing and apparel company, 195essential, has designed their latest t-shirt to honor American activist and revolutionary, Fred Hampton, as a part of their ‘Icon Series’. The t-shirt is set to launch Saturday, June 19, 2021, in honor of Juneteenth. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to Save the Hampton House, a GoFundMe created in December of 2020 with the purpose of preserving, protecting, and renovating the childhood home of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton. Spearheaded by Fred Hampton’s son, Save the Hampton House seeks landmark status for the home and plans to establish it...

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195essential Creates T-Shirt to Honor the Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Boston-based and Black-owned clothing and apparel company, 195essential, has designed a special-edition t-shirt to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and will use 50% of the proceeds to support work done by RBG’s favorite causes, the Malala Fund, American Friends of Hand in Hand, the American Bar Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Washington Concert Opera. Customers are encouraged to ‘buy a shirt, and pick a cause,’ with 195essential allowing each customer to choose which nonprofit the donation from their t-shirt sale goes to.  Designed by Black artist, Fred White, the ‘Notorious RBG’ collection will go live on 195essential’s website on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The artwork combines RBG's iconic glasses, earrings, and jabot with the Notorious B.I.G. crown.“Through this...

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Essential Teacher T-shirt to Raise Funds for 1647, a Boston-based Nonprofit that supports Educators

195essential is teaming up with Boston-based 1647 to dedicate half of the proceeds of its ‘Essential Teacher’ t-shirt sales to the organization known for preparing educators to engage all families in equal partnerships that are essential to student success.1647 believes that every family wants what is best for their child. When schools build trusting relationships with all families, true school-family partnerships take root that empower all families to support their child's success in school. The 1647 team challenges school leaders and teachers to reimagine family engagement. They train and support educators to implement strategies to build academic partnerships with families, which directly support student success.“When we launched, one of the focal points of our mission was to align ourselves with...

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New ‘Essential Voter’ Collection

195essential is proud to announce our ‘Essential Voter’ Collection featuring designs by three BIPOC artists, while also donating 50% of proceeds to Seed the Vote. 195essential has partnered with Seed the Vote, a platform for organizers, activists, and community leaders to intervene in the election, to give back through the launch of their newest t-shirt collection, the ‘Essential Voter’ Collection.   Seed the Vote works with groups on the ground in Swing States to reach voters, help protect their vote, and persuade them to use their voting power during this important election. They aim to build progressive turnout and win—up and down the ballot. Their focus is on working with organizations that have deep roots in the communities where they...

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