Wear with pride on 8th March
These days, the best place to express your feelings isn’t on social media – it’s on your body (no, not a tattoo, although why not?), it’s on a slogan Tee. If proof were needed, just look at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s now iconic feminist t-shirts at Dior.
The thing is, printed t-shirts are so much more than a fashion fad now. Sadly, in the wake of the #metoo movement, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, the Sir Philip Green scandal and other daily occurrences of women’s rights being violated, there are still so many causes to be vocal about. which is why the International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.
But while the message is obviously the whole point of the t-shirt, there is no harm in having a bit of fun with styling it. Colourful t-shirts are best worn with pastel corduroy suits and pointy ankle boots, while a simple black on white slogan t-shirt always works well with a pleated skirt and a blazer. For a more comfortable approach, both looks work well with trainers or flat mules.
Obviously, we don’t need an excuse to wear our favourite feminist t-shirts. However, International Women’s Day on 8th March, is as good a time as any to sport yours.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our pick of the most empowering slogan t-shirts from the high street, and even better, for some of those you purchase, donations will be made to charities that support women’s causes, such as the Amplifier Foundation, mothers2mothers and International Women’s Day 2019 partners Catalyst and WAGGGS.
Meanwhile, over on Net-A-Porter, designers like Rosie Assoulin, Victoria Beckham and Ellery have teamed up with Women for Women International to create a line of t-shirts that will help equip women with skills and resources to overcome poverty, stand up for their rights and create sustainable change for themselves, their families and communities. Each t-shirt represents the designer’s own interpretation of female bravery and empowerment.
Or, if you’re looking of pyjamas, Pour Les Femmes – which was founded by Robin Wright and Karen Fowler – work with Action Kivu to support women, children, and communities of the Congo through vocational training and education. The designs are beautifully simple and ethical.
So, to use the International Women’s Day 2019 slogan, #BalanceforBetter and support gender equality with these slogan t-shirts.
These tees were made in a factory that runs the Gap Inc. PA.C.E (Personal Advancement + Career enhancement) program, an education initiative that raises women’s voices. For International Women’s Day, Gap is contributing $10,000 to our program partner, CARE.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day and the Extended collection, Lindex will also be donating 10% of their sales on March 8th to WaterAid’s work to empower women all over the world.
DKNY’s limited edition “100%” International Women’s Day t-shirt. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Women In Need, a New York based organization that provides housing, services, and programs to help homeless women, and their children, rebuild their lives. The “100%” t-shirt will be available on dkny.com and at DKNY retail stores throughout March.
To support International Women’s Day, Boden has proudly created a limited edition t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, ‘It’s Reigning Women’, celebrating inspiring women all over the world and shining a light on those achieving empowerment.
Boden is asking all UK customers to nominate their ultimate inspirational woman, with an Instagram giveaway @Boden_clothing on 8th March 2019. The first 100 followers will win two t-shirts: one for them and one for their nominated woman. The t-shirts will also be handed out to the first 100 visitors in the Boden King’s Road and Westfield White City shops on 8th March 2019.
To kick-off the initiative on 8th March, Boden is nominating their inspirational woman on Boden’s Instagram @Boden_clothing - Boden’s female CEO Jill Easterbrook - and inviting followers to join in.
This season, Claudie Pierlot demonstrates its commitment via a capsule collection of T-shirts with universal messages, made using organically farmed cotton. For every T-shirt sold, £5 will be donated to the UNESCO.
The Vero Moda IWD campaign will return for a second year to continue the support of empowerment of women in the Northern Uganda through their partnership with Flora Nilotica by CAIO – social enterprise creating sustainable skincare for greater good. In 2018 VERO MODA women raised funds to assist 2,000 Ugandan women to access income and business development opportunities. From the sale of the VERO MODA IWD capsule collection, they will raise money for the project to support female entrepreneurs to achieve greater business opportunities and a better standard of living.
OOX is celebrating International Women’s Day with a collection of t-shirts designed by up-and-coming responsible brand, Souvf. The six statement t-shirts are a rallying call to support gender equality and women’s empowerment and the proceeds from their sale will benefit the newly established Souvf Foundation, which has been set out to promote the same values and support human rights.
£10 from every sale will go to Not For Sale charity