Saturday, 26 March 2011

Fund Raising

The 1st of April, we're rolling out a monthly fundraising scheme. We're fundraising for WWF (World Wildlife Federation). Each month we'll be highlighting a different endangered animal as well as a t-shirt. For every t-shirt sold featuring that particular animal, we'll be donating 10% of the profits to WWF. Customers will be able to view our goal thermometer showing how much we've raised.

As WWF's logo is a panda bear we will be starting our campaign with Panda Bear t-shirts. Any of our panda bear t-shirts sold during the month of April will be part of the campaign. So tell your friends and help us raise money for WWF!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Why I love The Mountain

First of all I know it's been a while since I last blogged. I am probably the world's worst blogger. But I decided this morning to take a few minutes to blog about why I'm passionate about The Mountain.

When we first started selling The Mountain t-shirts there were very few online shops selling them here in the UK. Infact I can only recall two others that were prominant in the search engines.

Initially I was drawn to the designs and quality of the tees and that's why we began selling them. It wasn't until after I realised just how amazing this company is that I became passionate about them.

It's not just about the designs or quality of the shirts it's what goes on behind the scenes. The Mountain is a company that cares about it's community and the environment.

Located in Keene, New Hampshire the company first takes care of it's employees. An on-site Child Care Center is available for all their employees with pre-school aged children. They also make sure their employees are well-fed by serving healthy organic meals twice a day to the entire company free of charge!

The Mountain also support local charities as well as worldwide green causes. While they have been working for years at running a low carbon footprint business it was recently they began treating the excess water they use in making their shirts. The dying process they use has always been earth-friendly water based dyes so the excess water was never a threat to the environment. However; now they remove the colour from the water so it's just clear going out as it was coming in.

You can't help but applaud a company that clearly isn't just about turning a profit but taking care and supporting the community, and environment. It's one of the main reasons we love selling their t-shirts!