Orange Shirt Day Design: A Fashion Statement for a Cause

Orange Shirt Day Design: A Fashion Statement for a Cause

In the heart of Regina, a unique collaboration between Jarron Yee, owner of Northgate Medicine Shop Pharmacy, and local Indigenous artist and graphic designer, Justine "Tini" Stilborn, has given rise to a powerful initiative for Orange Shirt Day. This initiative,  for Every Child Matters #ECM introduces a special edition of orange shirts designed to support the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) Commemorative Association.

For Yee, the project goes beyond the realms of business; it's a heartfelt endeavor to give back to the Indigenous community. The orange shirts, adorned with a beautiful design by Stilborn, serve as more than just a fashion statement – they are a symbol of unity and support for the community.

All proceeds from the sale of these vibrant shirts are dedicated to the RIIS Commemorative Association, a non-profit organization with a mission close to the hearts of Yee and Stilborn. To date, an impressive $4500 has been raised through the sale of these shirts, and the impact is resonating within the community.

Yee emphasizes the importance of community support, stating, "It was important for myself, being an Indigenous business owner, to give back to the community." The collaboration with Stilborn was a conscious decision to infuse local talent and Indigenous artistry into the project, making it a truly community-driven effort.

The call to action is clear: support the cause by purchasing these unique Orange Shirts, wear them with pride, and contribute to positive change in the community. The Orange Shirts with a Purpose campaign encourages individuals not only to make a fashion statement but also to be part of a movement that aims to create a wave of positive change.

Here's how you can get involved:

  1. Buy an Orange Shirt: Visit and get your hands on these beautifully designed shirts for yourself, your friends, and your family. Each purchase directly contributes to the RIIS Commemorative Association Inc.
  2. Spread the Word: Share the initiative with your network. Every shirt sold means more support for the community, and spreading awareness is key to making a significant impact.
  3. Tag Us: Show your support by taking a picture in your orange shirt and tagging @NorthgateMedicineShop and @JustineTiniStilborn. Join the online community of advocates, and let your voice be heard.

As Yee and Stilborn continue their mission, they invite everyone to stay tuned for updates on the local non-profit organization they are supporting and the collective impact being made. Together, by supporting initiatives like Orange Shirt Day, we can foster a stronger and more vibrant community than ever before. Let's create a lasting legacy of positive change. 🧡