Our deafening vow
The trailblazing streetwear brand, UNPOPULAR DEMAND®, continues to stay in its commitment to amplifying the voices of the silenced. Since its launching in April, it has proven to stand beside the unheard by releasing seminal collections of graphic tees that serve more than just wearable fashion, but a movement in itself.
This time, it has partnered with Talking Hands PH to further solidify its advocacy.
Talking Hands PH
My Children’s House of Hope (Bahaybata127), popularly known as “Talking Hands PH,” is a non-profit organization that aims to empower Filipino Deaf youth and their families. To this endeavor, Talking Hands provides them with free education, healthcare, and opportunities to live as independent and productive individuals.
Located in the heart of Quezon City, Philippines, Talking Hands has various programs focused on empowering and supporting Deaf youth, including skills-building, self-enrichment, self-care, and many more.
Because of the heroic deeds of Talking Hands PH, UD® has decided to choose it as a partner beneficiary. True to its core as an instrument of empowerment for the underappreciated and underestimated people, UD® will be donating a portion of its net profit to support Talking Hands PH in the pursuit to empower our Deaf community.
With this in mind, UD® launched its collection “Language, Please.” Wounds are not always visible; violence need not be spoken. Abuse comes in many forms, and one of them is verbal abuse. Deaf brothers and sisters are prone to abuse and discrimination. By identifying abusive behavior, one starts its journey to put an end to this violence. This particular collection questions and confronts the most toxic phrases we often hear.
Through UD's "Language, Please" collection, the brand showcases the most common statements that might reflect verbal abuse with a question mark at the end of it, which challenges the statement and asks oneself if others' opinion about him/her/them is true and valid. It has nine designs that one can choose from. The artwork inspires responses against verbal abuse. It encourages the wearers to speak up against the abusers and to not tolerate being prey to the predators. Sign language element is also injected into the artwork to build inclusivity and awareness of the plight of our brothers and sisters.
(Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingHands.ph/)