I’m fortunate to know a number of creative people, and even more fortunate to know creative people with follow-through. (It would take me more than a couple of hands to count creative personalities who talk and talk and talk and don’t get things done.) Ryan and Mary Anne, on the other hand, are just a couple of those who I’m proud to call my friends: creative, generous, and dependable. In my opinion, professionalism isn’t professionalism without a likable person on the other end. Ryan and Mary Anne have sticktoitness and smiles in droves.
Latest on the Ryan front is his conscious T-shirt design venture, the iheart.you collection. Seems like every fool with a bootleg of Photoshop thinks they can just launch a T-shirt line, but iheart.you goes much deeper into the thought behind being what you wear. Working with up-and-coming artists and benefiting noble non-profit organizations, iheart.you is philosophical and philanthropic.
The iheart.hugs line was created with the non-profit organization, Embrace. Embrace aims to help the millions of vulnerable babies born every year in developing countries through a low cost infant incubator. Unlike traditional incubators that cost up to $20,000, the Embrace infant warmer costs $25. The device requires no electricity, has no moving parts, is portable, safe and intuitive to use. To further donate or for more information about Embrace please visit their website at www.embraceglobal.org or contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To commemorate the launch, iheart.you is hosting Embrace Love at Axis Cafe in San Francisco on Saturday night. “Cover” is a $10 donation, but free with the purchase of a preordered tee. DJ, raffle, and what I think will be a genuine, beautiful vibe.