Monday, 6 April 2015

Homeless people are designing your next favorite T-shirt


When Matthew Wayne was eight years old, he and his family went to a San Diego art gallery showcasing work exclusively from homeless youth.

One painting in particular caught his eye — the artist's name also happened to be Matthew. And then it hit him: There was a boy out there, just like him, but who didn't have the same advantages, who didn't have a home.

Almost 15 years later, it inspired him to take action. With two fellow seniors at San Diego State University, Wayne cofounded Art Without a Roof, a social enterprise that works with disadvantaged artists to create sustainable apparel and items featuring their art. The company's tagline sums it up well: Threads for Change. Read more...

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