I saw this picture and became obsessed that I must have the tee that Jennifer Aniston is wearing. Well, I mean, take your pick, each tee is great and I just love the power of purpose behind the logo. OmniPeace is a Los Angeles based fashion brand that donates 25% of all its profits to efforts committed to promoting peace, education, human rights and ending extreme poverty in Africa by 2025.”
I immediately did a google search for the the OmniPeace tee and found it at Kitson and ordered it on June 12. I just got it today, July 16th. Seriously. But I really love it and am glad that I have it.
The fine print on Kitson (www.shopkitson.com) says that you may need to wait 5 – 10 days to have your order shipped, and right now they may add an additional 2 – 15 days to the 5 – 10 days. But, who reads the fine print? I called 2 1/2 weeks after I had placed my order and was told by an obnoxious and bored employee of this rule and that we were really only on day 12 since weekends didn’t count; and he had really no idea when it would ship but he assumed sometime in the next three business days but that could be wrong. Is all of L.A. like this? My brain actually hurt when I got off the phone. But I really wanted the tee so I’ve dealt with it.
Then, I get an email on Friday, July 10th stating that my order would ship in the next 24 hours so be prepared….prepared to sign to for my package, “Remember we require a signature so make sure to be present when your order arrives. Thank you.” Sure, I’ll just clear my calendar and wait at home for the UPS guy for 5 – 7 days after the order ships. Sure.
So, I got my package today. I didn’t have to sign! Yea! I love it when UPS ignores this request! And honestly, I love this tee. It has no tag to scratch the back of your neck and it has these beautiful sentences about changing your perspective of the world written in a silver scroll on the inside back, just there for your eyes only. The mission is obvious: in a world full of abundance, remember that there are many in complete poverty. We can’t change everything but how about giving them some tools to get on the first rung of the ladder out of abject poverty? If this idea intrigues you, read End Poverty Now by Jeffrey D. Sachs. If a book is too much to ask, read Time Magazine article from March 2005. Or, look up the Millennium Campaign here.
And, don’t balk at the $78 tee here. 25% of each sale supports OmniPeace’s African mission and helps to provide that first rung of hope on which to climb. I suggest ordering your tee now if you would like it by Labor Day. Now that you have been warned what to expect out of the ordering process, perhaps the ordeal won’t be as bad. It’s all about expectations, isn’t it? This tee provides a great conversation piece and helps to clear your head when overwhelmed by our daily grind. Tees start at $28. I just like the burn out style of the one I got so I paid the $50 more!