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Thou Shalt Covet: Billy Reid 'Rise' T-Shirt Benefitting the Alabama Tornado Disaster Relief Fund

What:Billy Reid's 'Rise' T-shirt or Billy Reid boutiques (New York City, NY; Nashville, TN; Charleston, SC; Florence, Alabama and Dallas TX.

How Much: $38

Why: In response to the recent devastating storms and tornados that wreaked havoc and destruction in the southeast, CFDA award winning designer Billy Reid is releasing this special-edition t-shirt, with all profits going to the Red Cross Alabama Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. Reid is an Alabama native, and despite his flourishing clothing business -- which often melds a modern and urban sensibility with more rustic southern charms -- he chooses to remain living in Florence, Alabama -- a far cry from New York, the more practical location for a clothing line and America's undisputed fashion capital. But because of this connection to his hometown, Reid felt particularly inspired to help contribute to the initiatives that are in place to help rebuild the small communities that were completely decimated at the hands of these natural disasters. The cotton t-shirt, which comes in sizes for both men and women, has a subtle but encouraging message: rise. He hopes that the sales of these shirts will, indeed, remind the residents of these affected towns that to rise from the rubble and rebuild their lives and neighborhoods is their only choice, and that they have not only the financial support, bit also the morale encouragement of those around them.

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