Light up your night—and help a community in need—with a pair of sustainable skivvies from PACT’s new “Winter Lights” collection. Designed by industrial-design hotshot Yves Béhar, the festive underthings are in aid of Lighting Hope for Haiti, a grassroots initiative by Citizen Effect and EarthSpark International to distribute solar-powered lamps to displaced families in Port-au-Prince. The premise is simple: For every customer purchase, PACT will donate a solar LED lantern to a woman in a housing camp in Cité Soleil, a red zone plagued by violent crime, rape, and looting.
Nearly a year after the earthquake in Haiti, hundreds of thousands of civilians still live in housing camps under tarps and tents. By giving the gift of clean, renewable, and safety-providing light this holiday season, PACT, Citizen Effect, and EarthSpark hope to alleviate a tenuous security situation made worse by the lack of lighting.
Nearly a year after the Haiti earthquake, hundreds of thousands still live in housing camps without lighting.
“The feedback we’ve received from women using our solar lanterns has been incredible,” says Dan Schnitzer, founder and director of EarthSpark. “Women are organizing themselves into night patrols and hanging the lamps outside their tents to light public walkways. It’s heartwarming to see our distribution efforts providing a direct and visible difference in communities made vulnerable by the earthquake.”
Fairly made in Turkey from 95 percent organic cotton, the Winter Lights range is available in three different holiday-themed prints, in both men’s and women’s styles. Prices start at $18 for a thong and go up to $26 for a boxer-brief.