Saks Fifth Avenue Partners With charity: water
ABOUT CHARITY: WATER
Since charity: water was founded and began activity in August 2006, they have funded the construction of more than 1.250 wells that, when completed, will provide clean drinking water to 650,000 people. charity: water uses 100 percent of the money it raises to directly fund freshwater well and sanitation projects in some of the poorest communities in Africa, India and Central America. More information on the organization is available at http://www.charitywater.org/.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
In August 2004, after a 10-year foray into special event planning and promotions business, Scott Harrison left New York to serve for a year as a volunteer photojournalist onboard the Mercy Ship Anastasis to impoverished Liberia, West Africa. Upon returning to his home in New York City in September 2005, he tested the idea behind charity: water by producing a large exhibition of his photographs and videos called mercy. Despite opening in the midst of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Harrison's mercy show was a success. Visitors contributed more than $96,000 towards providing medical procedures and freshwater wells in West Africa. In October 2005, Harrison returned to West Africa for another 6 month journey, before returning to Manhattan in the spring of 2006 to found charity: water.
ABOUT WET CEMENT
Wet Cement isn't just a brand of clothing; it's a way of life. Each piece is literally a work of art and a moment frozen in time. Wet Cement takes pictures and inspiration from events and happenings around the world. The images are then burned and created using a 500-watt halogen bulb, and rinsed out in a bathtub with a paintbrush and a garden hose. Each piece is then custom screened by hand on vintage, burned-out material, so each shirt is unique from any other shirt in the world.
The collection features T-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, vests, coats, thermals, and hats. Each person is faced everyday with the choice to mold something beautiful out of life, or stand by and watch while the cement hardens untouched. Our choices affect the future and anything is possible so leave your mark! For more information, please visit www.wetcementclothing.com.