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Wildlife Works: A Consumer Powered Conservation Apparel Company

With Christmas just a few weeks away, the search for the perfect gift has become a top priority. But with most of the stores’ merchandise picked over by many a patron in similar shoes, the question remains –where does one turn for a unique last minute gift?

Online, of course! To Wildlife Works, an apparel company whose aim is to create and cultivate innovative and sustainable solutions for wildlife conservation.

Through a program called “Consumer Powered Conservation,” proceeds from Wildlife Works’ array of graphic and basic tees are invested into forest communities and go directly toward wildlife conservation around the globe. Additionally, the company implements sustainability in providing jobs and full health coverage to over 400 local Kenyans with every tee sold.

Speaking of tees, with designs for men, women, and children, there’s something for everyone on your list! Each product is made from 100% organic cotton and is carbon-neutral, as well. Many of the bold colors and prints of the company’s graphic tee collection are inspired by African elements, making them one-of-a-kind and perfect for that savvy fashionista who is always looking to incorporate an original piece into his/her wardrobe. Such inspirations include the beaded jewelry from the Maasi tribe of Southeast Kenya and the intricate embroidery of the tribes of North Africa.

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Maasi Boxy Tee | $48 | (Photo credit: Wildlife Works)

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Maasi Bride Tank | $38 | (Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

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Textile Triangle Oversized Tee | $48 | (Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

If you think your recipient would rather pay homage to the various species of wildlife that roam the sponsored forest communities, Wildlife Works also offers tops adorned with creatures such as rhinos, giraffes, and elephants like this one recently featured in the November issue of People Magazine’s StyleWatch.

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Elephant Boxy Tee | $38 | (Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

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Men’s White Rhino Tee | $48 | (Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

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Giraffe Oversize Tee | $48 | (Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

In addition to the graphic-adorned options, Wildlife Works also features a “basics collection” of soft, organic, and carbon-neutral blank tees in colors such as white, black, grey, purple, and blue and in a variety of fits and styles.

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Deep V Tee | $39 | (Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

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V Neck Tee | $39 | (Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

Wildlife Works is offering free U.S. shipping until 2013 and if you order before December 17, your purchases should arrive before Christmas. So what are you waiting for?

And if your gifts are well-received this Holiday, stay tuned for the designs featured in Wildlife Works’ Spring Summer 2013 Catalog. They have expanded their apparel collection to include items such as vests and printed leggings.

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(Photo Credit: Wildlife Works)

So as you rack your brain for a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone this Holiday season, take a walk on the wild side and check out the bold designs by Wildlife Works. Not only will you fulfill your gift list, but you’ll be doing your part in the campaign to save endangered and threatened wildlife across the globe.

For more information about Wildlife Works and their mission to create and sustain Consumer Powered Conservation, visit the Wildlife Works website.

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