By Jonathan Davies
A second earthquake hit Nepal yesterday (Tuesday), less than two weeks since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 7,500 people and injured more than 14,500.
Nepal Shirt has been launched to work with local tailors based in Nepal, who desperately want to use their skills to help provide relief, repair and rebuild their country. Everybody needs a white shirt, whether it is for formal wear, everyday work or casual wear.
Nepal Shirt is calling on men and women, across the world, intending to buy a white shirt, to buy theirs from nepalshirt.com.
Om Yogi, co-founder of Nepal Shirt, is a lucky survivor of the earthquake, along with his team of tailors that live in Kathmandu. Om hopes to get as many orders as possible, so that his team will have ongoing work and employment, and all of the money raised can go to immediate response needs and then afterwards, into rebuilding projects.
The money rased will go straight to partner charities in Nepal: HVP school and Dolma Development Fund.
Nepal Shirt was set up by Om Yogi and David Hathiramani, of British Tailoring company A Suit That Fits, who have had their production based in Nepal since 2006, and Riana Pervez, former Fashion Editor of Conde Nast International.
After hearing all of their local teams and families were all safe and healthy, but seeing the immense devastation of the country, Nepal Shirt was born, with 100% of profits raised to go straight back into helping Nepal.
One white crisp classic shirt, priced at £50 each, will be button down, made of 100% cotton and will have #NepalShirt embroidered discreetly in white on the cuff.
The shirts are off-the-peg sizes and available to both men and women. There is no guarantee on the exact delivery date. The first 1000 will be delivered in less than 8 weeks, the next 10000, within 3 months. Any more than that will be over 3 months. However, your hand-made, exceptional quality shirt will be delivered as soon as the team in Nepal is able to.
Co-founder Om Yogi said: "There must be a million people out there that need a white shirt, one million orders for us would mean we can raise £50m for Nepal. Please buy yours from NepalShirt.com."
To help the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, head to www.nepalshirt.com.