Here’s your chance to win a fine, fine organic shirt from MakaluWear. You see, MakaluWear is run by a couple of folks from Nepal (Makalu is one of the 8000m+ mountains in the Himalayas, East of Everest) and I stumbled on their shirts one day while searching the grand internet. I then came to find out they donate a portion of t-shirt sales to Room to Read, a non-profit I had been involved with in the past to help get a school built in Nepal. I liked the idea of organic shirts, something relating to Nepal, that the company was run by a team building the company from scratch and that they gave back to the community in which the lived.
Since then I’ve had a chance to meet one of the owners when I was in Kathmandu and get to know them both a bit better. They are people I’d gladly go climbing with and I still whole heartedly support their endeavors. And that’s why I’m giving away this shirt!
First, the prize: 1 (one)(uno)(ett)(ek) MakaluWear “Supporting Expeditions Since The 1920s” shirt in blue. Sara, of Rock Climber Girl fame, was nice enough to model the pink version as pictured at right.
Second, how to enter: simply leave a comment in this post. I’ll then use one of them fancy random number picker things to pick a winner at random. You don’t have to ‘like’ anything on Facebook (although they do have a page), follow them on Twitter (got that too) or any of that tricky stuff. Just leave a comment telling me what you like about the color blue. Or what you like about organic stuff. Or climbing. Or daises. Anything that’s not vulgar cus I have a big old delete button for that type of stuff.
Your comment must be posted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on June 30th, 2010. I’ll pick the winner the next day. Special note: I’m only willing to ship the shirt in the US and Canada. Sorry.
You are, of course, encouraged to visit MakaluWear’s website, especially if you want to see what the blue version looks like. And if you want to decrease your chances of winning but increase the amount of friends who find out about MakaluWear, please feel free to tweet this post or share it on Facebook with these buttons.
That’s all there is to it!