T-shirts are like walking advertisements. Everyday, everywhere we find ourselves reading words across the chest or on the back of someone we don’t even know. Subconscious messages register in our memory as we take mental notes of what we read.
Have you got space for one more IMPORTANT message? It’s from a company called The First Move, whose t-shirts take a stand for peace. How great it is that we can now read a t-shirt that says: “Practice Peace – proceed until Apprehended”, or “May all Beings be Happy- Beginning with you”?
Ellen Kozub, founder of First Move and her sister Elizabeth Bohlke, who is the company’s Chief Make It Happen & Fulfillment Officer, started the company in 2006 with the sole missions of spreading peace and encouraging change while at the same time creating a business where “giving back” is fundamental.
Ellen’s idea was to create a business that combined the best of capitalism, the best of philanthropy and a healthy dose of the belief in the basic goodness of others. The shirt designs promote positive messages and it is Ellen’s hope that The First Move can create a global community that cultivates kindness and generosity, “one t-shirt, one person at a time.”
T-shirts aren’t the only products with the messages made by the Flagstaff, Arizona company. There are note cards, bookmarks, grocery or messenger bags and a new line of prayer flags that help keep peace, kindness and generosity on our minds.
The five panel handmade Prayer Flags make a unique gift and a gentle reminder that peace begins with each of us. Imagine having a reminder gently blowing in the breeze and its message gently reinforcing that our actions can create more kindness and happiness on earth.
The First Move donates at least $2.00 from the sale of each product to an organization or foundation that is doing its part to help make the world a better place. Heifer International, Berkana Institute, Grameen Foundation and Medecins Sans Frontieres are among those that The First Move supports.
The next time you purchase a T-shirt, make sure it sends a message that you believe in. You’re a walking advertisement. Why not advertise peace, happiness and prosperity?
Visit The First Move at http://store.thefirstmove.net where you can purchase T-shirts for men, women and kids in addition to the other products or visit the web site at http://main.thefirstmove.net.
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