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Edited by on January 30 2009 at 1:27 PM



These days there is no doubt that times are tough. Even in the world of all things fashion and glam we find ourselves tightening our stylish belts. But editing down your wardrobe isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There are benefits to being selective and limiting your fashion choices to just a few meaningful pieces; you just may find that one elusive piece that makes the perfect statement…

… For me that one piece will be my new go-to T-shirt from HOLSTEE, a new brand that was founded not only to be fashionable and functional but also to be eco-friendly and supportive of a good cause…. could it get any better??

The worn-in look of these tees not only make them super cute but also incredibly comfy. The holster-positioned pocket is great for function while the shirt itself is made from recycled materials. To top it all off the company is guided by a greater mission which is to support what its founders call “Humanitarian Sustainability.” Through a partnership with KIVA (a non-profit micro-lending venture), 100% of Holstee’s proceeds are dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs in places of extreme poverty around the world. Style and support for entrepreneurship??? that sounds right up our alley. In fact we think these shirts are such a brilliant idea we’ve contacted co-founder Dave and worked out a discount for all our lovely readers out there…

Order a shirt online and enter the discount code FASHIONINDIE for 25% off the final purchase price. 

You can also learn about their cause and follow the story of a Kiva loan to learn more about micro-lending and supporting Humanitarian Sustainability on their website  at

Story by Melanie Lauren

2008 Grad from Boston's Northeastern University where I studied Marketing and International Business. I am a neophyte to the Fashion Industry and the City's UWS. I love travel and trendspotting. My current obsession is Toy Watch USA's Heavy Metal watch in Gold.