(PRWEB UK) 17 September 2012
The 71 year-old British designer used a fashion show held at the foreign office at Whitehall to hand out her t-shirts. The garments, emblazoned with an image of her face, included the phrase “I’m Julian Assange” and was distributed to models and celebrities seated in the front row. Various famous models have since been photographed wearing the pieces and Lorraine Candy, the editor-in-chief of Elle UK magazine also posted a picture of one on the company’s website.
The t-shirts come following Mr Assange’s series of appeals against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted to face trial. Vivienne Westwood’s decision to use t-shirts to spread a powerful message is an example of a method that has been used time and time again to gather interest around a topic.
A representative from leading UK firm, 8 Ball, explains why t shirts are often used in campaigns.
“It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This goes some way to explaining why t-shirts are used for driving a message forward. Whether used for anti-violence campaigns or as support for local elections, t-shirts can be a really effective way of spreading the word, fast.”
8 Ball is a leading online retailer of unique t-shirts, delivering thousands of items to UK customers in a huge range of different sizes and designs. From funny slogans to classic rock logos and quirky shirts inspired by pop culture throughout the decades, the tees on offer from the company appeal to all generations and can be printed to order. Call 01785 330220 for more information today.