In 2017 we designed a shirt inspired by Patti Smith’s song “People Have the Power”—a song that has been a source of inspiration to us over the years.
Turns out, Patti’s late husband Fred “Sonic” Smith (and co-author of the song) was from West Virginia. Their daughter Jesse Paris Smith reached out to us about collaborating with her non-profit Pathway to Paris (co-founded with musician Rebecca Foon.) Friendships were born, good times had, and a fun partnership made. You never know where making a thing, just because, will take you, folks!
A portion of the profit from each of these items sold will go directly to Pathway to Paris. Their mission is to bring together musicians, artists, activists, academics, mayors, and innovators to help raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action and offers solutions to turning the Paris Agreement into action. To learn more visit pathwaytoparis.com