New York, NY, February 08, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Brooklyn Industries has designed a Special Edition Tee that not only celebrates beauty but celebrates a social cause. The design of the America The Beautiful PRIDE Tee highlights the eight states where marriage equality laws have been passed. While there are many issues that plague the LBGT community, the America The Beautiful Tee was created to call attention and celebrate the progress in the fight for marriage equality while visually highlighting the long road ahead.
Human rights is a cause Brooklyn Industries has historically stood firmly behind. With such t-shirt designs as: NYC Is Still Dying, Civil Equality, Ai Weiwei and PRIDE, the Brooklyn brand has a long standing history of speaking out against injustice. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of America The Beautiful will be donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York.
Launched in June 2002 with locations in Chelsea and Brooklyn, the Ali Forney Center is the nation’s most comprehensive and largest safe shelter for homeless LGBT youth. The center provides short and long-term housing, free medical care, HIV testing, mental health services, food, computer access and job training and placement. For more information regarding the center, please visit www.aliforneycenter.org.
The Brooklyn Industries America The Beautiful Tee($34) is available at www.brooklynindustries.com and at all Brooklyn Industries retail locations across the country.
About Brooklyn Industries
Brooklyn Industries is a cutting edge design company that sells its innovative clothes exclusively through its 15 retail stores and online website. Founded by visionary artists Lexy Funk and Vahap Avsar in 1998, Brooklyn Industries’ stores engage the local community in art, clothing, design and style.
Brooklyn Industries was honored as a “Green Power Pioneer” by ConEdison Solutions and Community Energy, Inc. in recognition of its commitment to using Wind Power in its stores and office headquarters. In 2006, Brooklyn Industries was recognized as a top entrepreneur with Crain’s New York Business’ coated “Small Business Award.” The company also ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500 list, which highlights the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Brooklyn Industries continues to grow every year as an innovative and creative vertical retailer, staying true to its Brooklyn roots.