We are a retail outlet with a core in social responsibility. Our designs reflect current social issues - including drug use, human trafficking, mental illness, body image and more - that face people throughout the world. We are helping you to define your normal by accepting all pieces of yourself rather than trying to fit into a box or mold that someone else has crafted for you.
One of the ways that we are seeking to affect change is by working with organizations that speak to many if the issues we address through our designs. Outreach helps us to make an immediate contribution while meeting real people who inspire our products. We are always looking for new ways to spread awareness about issues that are important to us.
We want to go further than just offering consumer products to help you express yourself. Confidence and our attitudes about ourselves start when we are teenagers. The challenges that teens face today are extraordinarily different from what their parents faced growing up with more pressure to go to college, more media bombardment of impossible physical standards, and more exposure to drugs and alcohol.
Part of the proceeds of every purchase made at Wearable Therapy goes towards this initiative, which seeks to give parents, teachers and individuals a true and unfiltered look at the issues that face teenagers today. Tokii Teens at Risk includes resources to help people to understand more about drug addiction and treatment, teen homelessness, abuse and sexual violence, as well as many other issues that affect millions of teens throughout the world every day.
During Wearable Therapy's first year, we have had the opportunity to donate thousands of dollars worth of our products and other items to organizations who represent the issues that are important to us. In connection with Tokii Teens at Risk, we have also run our own products, donating WT items to those affected by homelessness and teens within youth correctional facilities. Some of the charities and projects that we have contributed to include:
The root of Wearable Therapy lies in creating fashion designs that raise awareness about social issues that are happening throughout the world today. We are interesting in working with artists who are personally connected to these issues and in working with them to create compelling pieces that will start meaningful conversations and have the possibility of affecting real change.
Some of our Awareness Designs include: