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Charity Spotlight: Inner City Arts

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Founded by Bob Bates and Irwin Jaegar in 1989, Inner City Arts serves downtown Los Angeles youth, providing a safe, inclusive creative environment. Partnering with local schools, the program has served over 200,000 children and more than 10,000 teachers since it’s inception.

 

Programs and curriculum at Inner City Arts include: visual arts, ceramics, music, dance, drama, digital photography, animation and more. In addition, Inner City Arts provides mental health and wellness services.

 

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Proceeds from our collaboration with Snoh Aalegra will be donated to Inner City Arts. We encourage you to learn more about the organization here.

 

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Images courtesy of Inner City Arts. 

YEEZY 380 ‘Blue Oat’ Raffle

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YEEZY BOOST 380 BLUE OAT RAFFLE

 

The YEEZY BOOST 380 Blue Oat features an upper composed of multi-toned re-engineered Primeknit in a sock-like construction, providing a snug yet adaptable fit. The translucent monofilament window is woven into the upper, adding visual interest and breathability. A re-engineered full-length BOOST midsole elevates the cushioning experience, offering optimal comfort where consumers need it most. The herringbone rubber outsole offers unique design cues and improved traction.
*Entry is for a chance to purchase one (1) pair of shoes. Sizes dependant on availability.*

 

One raffle entry allowed per person.

Raffle ends Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 10:00:00 AM CST

Winner(s) will be notified by phone/email.

If the winner(s) do not respond, a new winner(s) will be chosen.

FOR CUSTOMER SAFETY, ALL ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED.

DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY OUR TEAM, PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR SHIPPING. CONTACT [email protected] FOR UPDATES ON ALL ORDERS.

No returns or exchanges, all sales are final.

Rit Dye x RSVP Gallery DIY Shibori Dye Kit

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We are excited to introduce the Rit Dye x RSVP Gallery DIY Shibori Dye Kit. The collaboration between Rit Dye and RSVP Gallery features custom neon color formulas inspired by our neon signs.

 

The kit includes an indigo dye, an RSVP white puff print on white tee shirt and an embroidered Lil Pal drawstring bag for you to dye. Additional colors are sold separately.

 

Please enjoy these short “how-to” videos highlighting four of our favorite Shibori-dye techniques:

 

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Itajime shibori is a shape-resist technique that uses positive and negative space to create endless design possibilities. Blocks are used to create pressure to prevent dye from penetrating the fabric. It’s most often used with a pleated accordion fold to create a grid pattern.

 

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Kanoko shibori involves tying the fabric in sections to create resist patterns. Using different folds, binding techniques and tension can yield different patterns with endless possibilities.

 

Arashi 

 

Arashi shibori is known as the pole-wrapping technique. Fabric is wrapped around the pole, tightly bound, and then scrunch towards one end. Named after the Japanese word for storm, Arashi shibori creates diagonal stripes that are reminiscent of storm-driven rain.

 

Kumo

 

Kumo shibori creates circular designs by pinching and binding fabric into sections. Continuing to bind the remainder of pinched fabric in a crisscross pattern will result in spiderweb-like patterns.

 

From the Archives: Theophilus London x RSVP Gallery “Vibes” Pop-Up

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Shortly after the release of his debut-album Vibes, RSVP teamed up with artist Theophilus London to release an exclusive t-shirt and host an in-store experience where fans could pick-up the collab, listen to the album and meet London in-person.

 

 

Alongside London was Virgil Abloh, as the pair took time meeting fans and customers and adorning the collaborative tee with signatures and drawings.

 

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Additional photos by Orel Chollette courtesy of SWGRUS. 

Trip Wipes x RSVP Gallery

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RSVP Gallery is excited to announce our new collaboration with Trip Wipes. Designed with everyone in mind, Trip Wipes make killing germs easy, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. The citrus-scented wipes kill 99.9% of germs while remaining biodegradable, cruelty-free and gluten-free.

 

We’re also proud to announce that alongside the release of our collaboration, Trip Wipes and RSVP Gallery will be donating 2000 wipes to Chicago-based organizations Connections for Abused Women and their Children and My Block, My Hood, My City as well as Feeding the Frontlines Detroit who will be including 2000 wipes in meals they deliver to hospitals. Learn more about these organizations below.

 

Connections for Abused Women and their Children

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Founded in 1976, Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is Chicago’s oldest domestic violence program. The organization offers a variety of services and resources throughout Chicago, including shelter, substance abuse treatment, counseling, court advocacy, and more.

 

My Block, My Hood, My City

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My Block, My Hood, My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood. The organization takes students on explorations focused on topics such as: STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, Entreprenurism and more. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the organization has provided groceries, household supplies, technology resources and virtual programming to ensure that underprivileged families and children are able to stay connected and further their exploration.

 

Feeding the Frontlines Detroit

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A partnership between the city of Detroit, the Mayor’s Office, Angel’s Share Inc. and Dine Drink Detroit, Feeding the Frontlines supports local restaurants and provides meals for frontline and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Nike x DJ Timbuck2

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Timothy Francis Jones, also known as DJ Timbuck2 was a staple figure in Chicago music. To celebrate his life and to help further one of the biggest messages he left us with, we are honored to announce that we’ll be holding a silent auction for 3 pairs of the special edition Nike Timbuck2 Blazer sneakers.

 

The Blazer was Tim’s favorite shoe and proceeds will go to the Timothy Francis Jones Foundation, which educates people, often times young men of color like himself, about the importance of health care.

 

The silent auction will be held tomorrow in-store at RSVP Gallery from 12PM-7PM. Visit the link in our bio to read more.

 

Read more from his foundation below:

 

“Timothy Francis Jones, also known as DJ Timbuck2, succumbed to Stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma on December 19, 2015 at the age of 34. Tim’s cancer was diagnosed on November 18, 2014 but he displayed clear signs of failing health a full year before in 2013. It certainly makes one wonder if he had been proactive about his health care would an earlier diagnosis have saved his life? The very least we could hope for would be a lesser Stage than IV or even the possibility of removing of the offending kidney. All of these possibilities were realized by Tim in the late stages of his illness and the need to get a message out to the public about taking care of your health began to weigh on him. The idea of a foundation began to rankle in his mind and on paper. But who would be his target? What would be his message? Tim left few notes but one very big message–

 

“Your struggle is my struggle, and I’m here to fight with you. To the ones with too much pride, and don’t like going to the doctor because they are too proud and can handle it all, I have high hopes that my journey and story brings you back down to earth.”

 

The Timothy Francis Jones Foundation seeks to inform and educate a segment of the population that is placed at a higher health risk due to either a lack of practical knowledge about the importance of regular health care or a general apathy to utilize the available health care avenues. This target group, male in general and men of color in particular, consists of any male who delays health maintenance because of misplaced beliefs such as “there will be plenty of time to go to the doctor later” or “real men are tough and don’t need to see the doctor”. Our hope is to foster a cultural change in the male mindset on what health care is. We want to spread the word that actions taken early can result in long-term health dividends. Our aim is to plant the seeds of health care early so it becomes the norm instead of the exception.”