As part of its Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Amsterdam’s Daily Paper is teaming up with Elman Peace, based in Mogadishu. A non-profit founded in 1990, Elman Peace seeks to empower the local community, cultivate leadership and promote peace in the spirit of its founder, Elman Ali Ahmed, known in Somalia as “Somali’s Father of Peace.”
The release consists of ten white tees, each sporting a graphic drawn by a young artist. Aged 13-16 years-old, the children all left armed militias to reclaim their lives with Elman Peace’s aid, relying on a blend of rehabilitation and reintegration informed by art therapy. All proceeds from the shirt sales will go to Elman Peace’s art therapy program, with Daily Paper soon beginning construction on a full-sized soccer pitch for the benefit of the Elman Peace members and Somalian community.
Check out the lookbook below and cop the collection here.