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Across the world hundreds of thousands of people have mobilized to show their solidarity with Black Lives Matter. In light of this, Canadian men’s boutique Roden Gray has pledged their commitment to the movement by linking with local artists.

The brand is using its platform to support “artists in our local community who were willing to share their work, offer their voices, and use their talents to further Black Lives Matter.” The collection features tees, photo prints, stickers and more which celebrate black culture and support the fight against racism.

All profits generated from the sales of the products go directly to causes of the artist’s choice that also align with the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The items are available now for pre-sale with a ship date starting July 6, 2020. Head over to Roden Gray’s website to look through each submission and read up on the corresponding charity to get involved.

Check out some of the pieces below.

 

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Lauren Coutts, art director and designer based in London, UK. Originally from Vancouver. I've always been drawn to design as a direct communicative tool within the world. Incorporating personal values or views into work isn't something I often get to engage in, but am always excited by. The phrase I've chosen to use, 'one bad apple spoils the bunch' is an idiom which I feel applies across a variety of important topics today. Wrongdoing in an organization or group, no matter how seemingly small, can easily have an overall corrupting effect on an entire system, especially if not handled promptly or efficiently. Many people in recent days have used the term 'there's only a few bad apples' in defence of the few, and I really want to put context back into the phrase; reminding back to the full idiom, that it in fact that it spoils the whole bunch. Responsibility and accountability needs to be taken as a collective group. I would like all proceeds for this to be made towards Hogan’s Alley Society.

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Casandra Parto, visual artist with a background in design based in Vancouver, BC. “If there are any learnings to be taken away from today’s climate, is it that we are stronger together. This design pays homage to both past and present forces of unity. As it has for decades, the raised fist symbolizes unity for many civil rights movements, but most notably Black Power. Currently, the black square on social media is the viral international symbol of 2020’s ‘Blackout Tuesday’ – an online peaceful protest for racism and police brutality. Individuals and organizations are coming together to stand up for what is right and what matters #BlackLivesMatter It is important to start by helping those in our own backyard, so we would love to start locally." All proceeds will be donated to Hogan’s Alley Society.

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