Comic Relief teams up with Stella McCartney

Friday, 27 February 2009
This season Comic Relief gets fashionable with Stella McCartney. The charity, which launched in 1985, has inspired the nation to have a laugh while raising cash to help change lives in a world free from poverty. For those too fashion conscious to don the red nose, you can now invest in one of Stella McCartneys Red Nose Day T-shirts, which features a host of famous faces such as Keira Knightley and Claudia Schiffer.

Your support could help a child growing up with domestic violence, a dad living with mental health problems or a lonely older person with dementia living down the road in the UK, to supporting orphans and desperately poor communities in Africa.

Stella McCartney has designed limited edition pieces that are affordable and are exclusively available from TK Maxx. This truly memorable collection will be worn by a host of famous faces who have joined 2009’s Red Nose Day campaign to ‘Do Something Funny for Money’. They were photographed by Mary McCartney making this campaign a truly family affair. The T shirt has been wholly manufactured in Africa with 100% of the cotton sourced from Fairtrade certified organic cotton co-operatives in Senegal, which ensures gorgeous, pesticide and GM free cotton and a fair price to farmers in developing countries.

On Red Nose Day 2009 and her role in this year’s campaign, Stella McCartney said, “It’s a real honour to be involved in such a tremendous cause and be a part of the Red Nose Day campaign 2009. The designs of the T shirts were inspired by iconic images of iconic people by iconic photographers and adding an element of humour to them. I wanted to focus on photographs where people are happy and create a charity T shirt that would become a staple of a person's wardrobe.”

All proceeds from the Stella McCartney T-shirt sales will go to Comic Relief. National Red Nose Day is on 13th March. For further information go to www.rednoseday.com

Image: Keira Knightley in Stella Red Nose Day T.

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