Kate Bosworth's new t-shirt will make you think twice

(Image credit: Kate Bosworth)

Kate Bosworth has teamed up with J Brand to personalise their Carolina t-shirt, but while at first glance, it's just a pretty t-shirt, it will actually get you thinking.

You see the crew neck has been created by the actor to raise awareness of human trafficking, a cause that is close to her heart, so much so that she has co-produced a film, NONA, about it with her husband Michael Polish.

It has been embroidered with the world 'love' in Michael's handwriting - a value at the heart of both NONA and of Kate’s work to educate others on the epidemic of human trafficking.

Photo: Kate Bosworth

Kate told us, 'Considering the nature of the collaboration, I thought it could be a powerful message to write the word LOVE on the collar of the shirt. Love is the greatest element to overcome all things dark in this world. When you meet survivors of human trafficking, they are all so full of love, despite their past circumstances. Without love, we have nothing. The idea was to keep this notion close to your mind and heart. I had Michael write it himself because he has the best handwriting of anyone I know!'

The film stars Hollywood newcomer Sulem Calderon, who Kate also shot for the J Brand STORIES campaign, hoping not only to highlight the reality of a problem that is still happening worldwide, but also to inspire others to put more females behind the lens.

100% of the proceeds of the limited edition t-shirts will go directly to CAST LA, a charity that Kate has been involved with for the last year and a half, and which provides life-changing services to survivors of human trafficking.

Penny Goldstone

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