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If you get your retail therapy thrills from buying small batch merch, here's a karma-earning option for limited-time-only shopping. Newly-launched online shop Paper and Fabric is joining forces with local charities and on-the-rise artists to produce exclusive prints and apparel every four months, with proceeds going to both good causes.
"We started to immerse ourselves in the LA street art scene at the beginning of 2014 [from] biking throughout the city, meeting artists, collectives and organizations, while documenting these 'art bike tours' on Instagram," LA-based co-founder Justin Fredericks tells us. "With the city as their canvas, these artists were working with different retail locations and real estate groups to paint brilliant murals. But many are still not making much money from their passion. We facilitate this—if even in a small way—through our brand," says Fredericks, who founded Paper and Fabric with friend Mikey Meschures.
The LA-based site's first collection benefits P.S. Arts and features Palm Springs-based artist Michael Murphy's creepishly-cute (and very Tim Burton) works, which come in your choice of a tee, short-sleeved shirt, or long-sleeved top with a high-quality print ($45 to $75). Next up is a collab with local designer and street artist Kelcey Fisher and after-school enrichment non-profit LA's Best.
· Paper and Fabric [Official Site]