I love, love, LOVE local companies making a difference in the community! Just like so many people are obsessed with TOMS shoes because of their buy-one-one-is-donated model, I hope the Valley gets behind local quality T-shirt retailer Paper Clouds Apparel. The company was founded by Robert Thornton, whom you can learn all about here, and it features soft bamboo T-shirts designed by young people with special needs. Not only are the shirts super-cute and stylish, half the profits from sales go back to special needs causes — a win-win!
The shirts come in men’s, women’s and kids sizes, and you can purchase the shirt I’m wearing above, made by Wil “The Cutout Kid,” a 17-year-old with autism. Each design is limited-edition, so you only have 3 more days to get mine here. Learn more about the company here.