CFDA award winning fashion designer, vegan and animal advocate John Bartlett has teamed up with Farm Sanctuary — North America’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization — to create a capsule collection of tees (called “The Ambassador Collection”) that are both meaningful yet minimal.
The collection launches Monday, August 6th and each tee retails for $40. It will be sold exclusively at www.johnbartlettny.com. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of each tee will be donated to Farm Sanctuary to fund the nonprofit’s lifesaving work on behalf of abused and neglected farm animals.
In keeping with the clean, minimal style of Bartlett’s Tiny Tim Collection, the limited edition collection consists of three black tees (in both men’s and women’s sizes), each features a bleached silhouette of one of the three most recognizable farm animals in our country (a cow, chicken and pig). The tees also feature a cryptic and staggeringly large number, bleached onto the sleeve. This statistic represents the current number of animals (of the species featured on the shirt) slaughtered for food in this country each year – a number that will come as a surprise to many Americans.
The shocking numbers are as follows:
• 9,000,000,000 + chickens
• 110,500,000 + pigs
• 35,000,000 + cows
The official campaign images for this meaningful and fashionable collaboration were shot on location at Farm Sanctuary’s 175-acre bucolic shelter in Watkins Glen, NY. Both models are proud vegans.