Tuesday, October 14, 2008

HOWIES!

My favorite English organic clothing company Howies was holding a conference called the Do lectures. If you wrote them a hand written letter about what you wanted to do there was a chance that you would get to attend the do lectures, so I wrote them a letter. I wrote about how people in the city are so disconnected and what I wanted to do was build community. I told them about the project I've been working on, taking pictures of strangers and sent them a polaroid of a woman who has lived in Fishtown for 87 years. I didn't make it to the do lectures, but a couple months after my submission I came home this weekend to a giant box in my living room. In that box was 100 t-shirts with a print of a little sketch I had drawn on the outside of their envelope. AMAZZZIIIINNNG!

I wonder what kind of community movement you can start with 100 t-shirts. Any suggestions?

Here's me and some shirts taken on Joel's iphone.
They say "a little love from philadelphia".

6 comments:

Maarten said...

Haley, That's awesome! You're the coolest. 100 sweet looking shirts...hmmm...what to do with them...well a good first step would be to mail your dear friend Maarten one of them. Large please :)

PS. I'm almost done building my 4-screen screen printing press. It should be sweet. FOIBLE LIVES ON!

-Maarten

Danielle said...

What?? That is so bizaare and amazing. I want one!!!!!

melissa laine said...

ooooh I NEED ONE! i miss my Philly!! Where can I get one? ;) Sorry I don't have any brighter ideas for what to do with them. xoxoxo

ginger said...

You are so cute!. This a.m. I'm stopping by to ask you for your new(ish) address because I have a little something to send you... however, now I want one of your t-shirts! They look like Christmas gifts to me. Instead of handing out hundred dollar bills to complete strangers, hand out your t-shirts! How cool to see people wearing them later on down the road!

Mossman said...

That is very howies :-) Super sweet!

I attended the do lectures and they were better than even I thought they would be!

Congrats on the tshirts!

Jon

www.theappleofmyi.com/blog

melissa said...

have a block party in the spring and give them out for everyone to wear, (invite me so I can have one too :)

use the tee shirts to promote some of your other ideas, like that magazine you wanted to do...
buy a for a booth at a cool festival and have people sign up, have them give you their email address or something to start building a community, give out the shirts to people who participate

have fun!