Internet T-Shirt Retailer Takes on an Elephant of a Cause

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ClothMoth Clothing + Kindness, designer and online retailer of humorous t-shirts, announces it's first in a series of charitable donations to the Elephant Sanctuary, a Tennessee-based refuge for endangered elephants.

ClothMoth Clothing + Kindness, a designer and online retailer of humorous t-shirts announced today it's first in a series of charitable donations to The Elephant Sanctuary, a Tennessee-based refuge for endangered elephants.

The Elephant Sanctuary currently provides more than 2700 protected acres of natural- habitat environment for Asian and African elephants. Prior to making the Elephant Sanctuary their home, many of the resident elephants spent their entire lives in captivity for human entertainment at zoos and circuses.

"The vast amount of energy and resources that the Elephant Sanctuary founders and staff have put into increasing the quality of life for these wonderful animals is amazing," said Joshua Merritt, founder of ClothMoth Clothing. "I feel an enormous sense of urgency to be a part of it, no matter how small."

ClothMoth donates a portion of every sale from their website (online at to charity. The Elephant Sanctuary is the first beneficiary of the company's commitment to philanthropy.

"We're a very young company. Our contribution to the Elephant Sanctuary represents an insignificant dent in the amount of money they need to execute their mission of providing permanent shelter to 100 elephants", said Merritt. "But as ClothMoth grows, we would like The Elephant Sanctuary to share in our success. Today's donation is also a promise that proceeds from our future endeavors will be shared with these deserving animals."

To learn more about the Elephant Sanctuary, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, or to make a donation online, visit

About The Elephant Sanctuary
The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants. It is a non-profit organization, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, designed specifically for old, sick or needy elephants that have been retired from zoos and circuses. Utilizing more than 2700 acres, it provides three separate and protected, natural-habitat environments for Asian and African elephants. Resident elephants are not required to perform or entertain for the public; instead, they are encouraged to live like elephants.

About ClothMoth Clothing + Kindness
ClothMoth Clothing + Kindness, based in Houston, Texas, designs and sells creative, offbeat t-shirts online at The company's mission pivots on celebrating life's quirks, being nice to others, and making cool shirts. A portion of all proceeds benefit charitable causes.


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