The Grateful Dead and the ERF have teamed up to offer a special edition thermodynamic alpaca hooded sweatshirt. The Eden’s Rose Foundation obtained its first alpaca hooded sweatshirt 6 years ago. This sweatshirt was worn by the foundation’s president Gregory Sheldon. It stayed with him during his time in the Amazon jungle, in the Andes, and while working with Tibetan refugees for years in the Himalayas. “I always had my trusty hoodie with me” said Greg . The nature of the alpaca material allows the sweatshirt to function in the various climates. Facilitating the direct trade projects kept the Eden’s Rose Foundation vending at music festivals and tours. Our volunteers have bought many hooded sweatshirts on tour with them and they all shrink. No matter what anyone says. Even if they say they are preshrunk or not. We knew there was a better option out there than $60 hooded sweatshirts that only lasted 6 months. While doing a development project in the Andes, the Eden’s Rose Foundation members crossed paths with the woman that had made Greg’s hoodie so many years ago. The same alpaca sweatshirt that never shrunk or faded and withstood the test of time. The partnership between our organization and this family came at the perfect time. It would help produce much needed funds for the Tosagua Children’s Basic Needs Center that was well underway.
Being a dead head Greg was always thinking of putting a steal-your-face on everything. The inspiration and response for the alpaca hoodies was overwhelming. The Eden’s Rose foundation presented this project to the Grateful Dead, we felt the quality of the unique hooded sweatshirt coupled with our philanthropic mission was far ahead of anything going in merchandising at the time. The band is very receptive to the message behind this and a dedicated relationship has been forged in support. Basic needs access for the most vulnerable children in the world and the protection of the environment and indigenous culture in and around the Amazon rain forest. We are truly honored to be part of the Grateful Dead licensing family.
These hooded sweatshirts come in blue, green, and brown with the Grateful Dead Steely and gray and purple with the dancing bears on it. These hoodies are directly responsible for the care and protection of children under the age of 5 in our basic needs support projects for kids most in need from the country where these sweatshirts are made. The sweatshirts are a warm and stylish way to honor your favorite band!
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