Funding National Park projects by selling tees

“Leave it better than you found it.”

Parks Project was started by two ex-TOMS employees, Keith Eshelman & Sevag Kazanci. Their mission is to support National Parks by donating profits made by selling apparel and volunteering.

“Each product purchased contributes directly to one of over 50 non-profit groups protecting parks and public lands in the US and Canada, providing vital funding for the ongoing care of National Parks and public lands.”


Parks Project has funded projects like summer camps, school visits, removing invasive species, planting trees and restoring trails.

The brand currently sells 225 t-shirts plus a myriad other products, like hoodies, stickers, socks, water bottles and posters. (browse everything here)

Parks Project has grown into a large merchandise company, but sticks to a sustainable and planet-friendly ethos. According to their website, partner facilities are run on solar energy, waste is recycled, cotton used is from the US and shirts are printed using water-based, formaldehyde-free inks.

Some of these tees are gorgeous, and the brand almost completely side-steps cheesy designs that would be so easier to deliver.

Check out some random highlights from their extensive collection: