We do seem to be doing a pretty bad job of looking after our planet at the moment and I mean it is the only one we?ve got. The polar caps are breaking, even though some people would tell your differently, we seem to be edging closer to international conflict by the day and countless animals are on the endangered list including African and Asian Elephants, Lion, Blue Whales and Tigers !
Someone who is trying to do something to make the world a better place, particularly with regard to the last matter is Mike Swig co-founder of Endangered Apparel. Who as well as trying to do the right thing, is encouraging us to purchase some rather stylish apparel, which can not only makes us look but feel better too, in knowing we are helping worthwhile projects, as for every item sold they donate 20% to a corresponding animal sanctuary, working to the idea ?One Shirt. One Donation.?
Mike has been surrounded by nature ever since he was a young child. He grew up in a neighborhood encompassed by wildlife and nature. His love for animals and nature continued to grow while traveling to over 60 countries around the world. On his journey he has been able to visit multiple animal sanctuaries and develop his knowledge and compassion for animals and endangered species. While on this journey, Mike thought of the idea to start a brand to help endangered animals. After discussing the idea with Branon, his co-founder, Endangered Apparel was formed.
The guys have spent a lot of time researching the best sanctuaries around the world and have selected four great ones to support!
The Elephant Sanctuary-The Elephant Sanctuary is located in Tennessee. It was founded in 1995 and is America?s largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants.
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF)- is the principal non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation and effective management of the wild koala and its habitat.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park- (Giant Panda Conservation) The world?s largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian includes 18 museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoo. Watch the Panda Cam here to see the pandas you are directly helping!
Big Cat Rescue- One of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. Founded in 1992, they have helped save the lives of hundreds of cats and currently are caring for 80+ lions, tigers and cougars.
Their website is not only a place to purchase their goods but a great source of information without being too worthy or sanctimonious and includes such great articles on topics including, why is the Bumblebee now an endangered Species? To When to wear a slim fit Polo Shirt and five interesting facts about Koalas.