Birmingham voices are powerful. So are our small businesses that are essential to the fabric of our city. Showing support for local businesses and our wonderful frontline workers doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It can be as simple, yet effective as buying a t-shirt. Keep reading to learn more and how you can start repping your favorite local businesses.
Peace. Love. Bham. It’s as simple as that. Original Bham is known for its iconic logo we all know and love. The company designed two t-shirts that will aid local businesses. When you purchase a Peace Love Bham or Better Than Ever tee in June, 25% of the purchase will be donated towards the Birmingham Business Relief Fund.
This fund will support small businesses and storefronts damaged during recent riots. Birmingham will continue to rebuild while advocating for social equality.
Every week Yellowhammer Creative highlights new local businesses with exclusive, limited edition styles to pre-order as part of their “Local Series”. Go ahead and give them a follow on Instagram so you don’t miss your favorite Bham businesses. With each shirt sold, half of the profits go to the business they’ve collaborated with.
They’ve already partnered with numerous local spots including:
- Mom’s Basement
- The Atomic Bar & Lounge
- Great Bear Wax Company
- Eugene’s Hot Chicken
- Seasick Records
- Alabama Theatre
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On July 17, join the celebration – United Ability Day presented by Biotech Limb and Brace, LLC. We will unite, on and off-campus, by wearing the 2020 United Ability Day shirt to focus awareness on the life-changing mission of United Ability. Together, we can overcome any challenge – including the COVID-19 crisis – to continue to serve the more than 5,700 individuals a year that we ENABLE, EMPOWER, EDUCATE, and ENCOURAGE through our 10 programs and services. Shirts are $20 using link in our profile. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on being a team caption for your co-workers, business, or friends.
July 17 is United Ability Day and to help celebrate they’ve created a shirt to help focus awareness on the life-changing mission of the organization. This unifying day empowers those living with disabilities to live full, meaningful lives.
The 2020 United Ability Day shirt is a reminder that we can overcome challenges through education, encouragement and empowerment.
Fitz Signs + Vulcan Apparel Co. + Battle Republic
Shawn Fitzwater is the mastermind behind some of Birmingham’s impressive murals including the restoration of Homewood’s Ghost Signs. He has teamed up with Vulcan Apparel Company and Battle Republic to help raise money for BHMcares.
This dream team aims to help healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the pandemic. The shirt’s “We are all in this together” message is more prevalent than ever in terms of supporting our healthcare workers and those advocating for social justice.
The original campaign to help raise proceeds for BHMcares has ended. Want another shot at the shirt? Then spread the word. If enough people request the shirt, production will resume and you can get your hands on one.
Redmont Distilling Company
Redmont Distilling Company isn’t just making award-winning spirits. We could all use some right about now, but that’s beside the point. The company is also giving back to Alabama’s hospitality workers. They’ve teamed up with local artist, Rob Zeigler Jr., to create a t-shirt that embodies the city’s industrial history.
Proceeds from the shirt go directly to the AL Hospitality Workers Relief Fund which provides emergency assistance to hospitality workers in Alabama who are facing hardships during the pandemic. The fund helps cover rent, transportation, utilities and even medical expenses for the state’s hospitality workers.