Tyler Koltz has created a business that sells clothing and benefits humanity at the same time. It’s called Absence of Clothing.
The way it works is that when you buy apparel from the online store, like the “Thank God I’m an Atheist” shirt or sticker seen above, “50% of all profits go to a charity or non-profit organization that benefits the world in some way.” Already, he’s given money to the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of Atheists Helping the Homeless.
Koltz hopes to increase that percentage to 100% before long, once business picks up.
Reader Laney‘s group used their services and were very happy with the results. She writes in an email:
… Koltz helped us both design and promote the T-shirt for our org and then after the sales he sent us a check for 50% of the profits. So we got to design and sell promotional T-shirts and then use it as a fundraiser too, all with very little effort.
Freaking awesome. As is this promotional video:
I asked Tyler what he hopes to achieve with this business and he said this (via email):
… we are here to collectively bring the secular community together to do something great for the world. The world perceives atheists in such a negative way, and I want to change that. We couldn’t have gotten anywhere without the support from everybody and I cannot wait to see where this takes not only our business, but atheists all together.
Next time your group wants to sell some merchandise as a fundraiser, look no further. This is the kind of business you want to support.