Monday, June 1, 2009

Rain Tee Review and Giveaway

Do you want to Change the World? There are so many simple ways you can effect positive change and one of those is to purchase an Andira Rain Tee! By purchasing a Rain Tee you are helping to create green job opportunities for the workers in rainforest communities, you are funding reforestation projects in Costa Rica, you are promoting the principles of Fair Trade and ecologically sound agricultural practices as well as the education of youth all while combatting the effects of Climate Change! Imagine--you can do all this just by buying a luxurious organic T-shirt!

Beth Doane co-founder of Andira International and designer of the Rain Tee Collection utilizes fashion as a means of educating the world! Global awareness regarding the importance of the rainforest and the significant negative effects its destruction has on the global environment needs to be spread. This is Rain Tee's goal! The rainforest is a place of significance to people the world over. The Amazon Rainforest provides 20% of the world's oxygen supply and one-fifth of the world's fresh water supply can be found in the Amazon Basin. Many of the western world's medications have been derived from rainforest-born plants and these are a result of the scientific study of only 1% of rainforest plants!


Rain Tee's design team is comprised of people who care and understand the power art has to affect change and broaden public awareness. As an educator and parent I appreciate the sincerity and truth children's art emotes. As seen through the untainted, innocent eyes of children, the simple truth penetrates the hardened, jaded, and biased psyche of the adults of this world. We sometimes have difficulty grasping what is most significant as we package it in our concerns for economy, our laziness, and our apathy and try desperately to hide it from ourselves. The Andira Rain Tee collection gives voice to the children who live in the midst of the endangered rainforest. Andira has donated school supplies to the children of Central and South American rainforests and had them illustrate what they see occurring in their beloved home.



I was sent the "Tree of Life" Rain Tee. The image of the leaf crying tree and the polluted water dotted with dying fish symbolizes what the illustrator--Mariela of Peru--witnesses each day as her rainforest home vanishes. This is the "Tree of Life" however because life and the rainforest can be restored by the rainforest's own children! Andira Rain Tees supports Kids Saving the Rainforest based out of Costa Rica and co-founded by 9-year-old Janine Licare in 1999. This organization gives children in Costa Rica trees to plant. The "Tree of Life" Tee is my new favourite not only because of its message but it's beautiful design, flattering fit, and sheer comfort. All Rain Tees are made from sustainable, earth-friendly fabrics such as organic cotton and bamboo. I feel good wearing a product which supports an important cause not only through its graphic message but also through its means of production! Luxury can be socially responsible and you can make a difference! All they ask at Rain Tee is that you "Help save our rainforests one tee at a time!"

I encourage you to buy a Rain Tee--treat yourself, a friend, or a family member!
Here however is your chance to Win An Andira Rain Tee if you are a Northern Mama reader!
To Enter:
  • Visit Andira Rain Tee and tell me which is you favourite Rain Tee. {Required}
  • Non-bloggers may also enter but please remember to leave your email address!

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  • Blog about this giveaway and remember to leave me the link to your post with your comment.

{Please leave a separate comment for each entry}

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes June 15, 2009 10:00pm CT. For further giveaway details read General Giveaway Rules.

39 comments:

  1. I like the Joison Crew Top! Colors are great!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I like the Rain Forest Tee in Medium. What great meanings they are meant for also.
    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  3. http://twitter.com/silverneon2000

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  4. My son has become obsessed with the rainforest in Costa Rica since they visited there in one of his little Einstein's books. I think he'd love the Monkey Bridge T.

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  5. Follower

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  6. Subscriber

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  7. i love the monkey bridge tshirt.
    kroekershannon at yahoo dot ca

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  8. I like the women's logo tee and for kids the "house up on a hill"

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  9. I like the rain forest t shirt for women and the monkey bridge t shirt for kids.
    Thanks!

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  10. Rain Forest womens shirt is very nice. (large)lil_lolas@hotmail.com

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  11. i have your button on my blog

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  12. http://kara-organicgirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/win-andira-rain-tee.html I blogged about this giveaway

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  13. i like the Logo Perico shirt
    babblingbrooke30atyahoodotca

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  14. My fave tee is the logo tee. Its lovely!
    Thanks veggiemcveggie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I just became a subscriber
    veggiemcveggie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. I like the children's Hummingbird
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  17. The Logo Tee ROCKS! I really love the look of this shirt!

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  18. I like the Rain Forest Tree - what a unique concept these are!

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  19. I blogged about this here:
    http://canadiangiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/northern-mama-t-shirt-giveaway.html

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