Since mid-September, Iran has faced turmoil. On 16 September, 22-year-old Masha Amini died in hospital in Tehran. Although mere speculation, the reasons for her death seem to lie in the hands of the Guidance Patrol, otherwise known as the morality police, who had arrested Amini for 'not wearing the hijab in accordance with government standards' earlier that week. Ever since, protests have gripped the city of Tehran and Iran, with men and women standing in solidarity for Amini and women's rights all over the nation, something that is, unfortunately, still a privilege.
Supporting the protests, English-Iranian designer Paria Farzaneh of paria /FARZANEH has released the limited edition t-shirt Freedom in response to the ever-escalating situation that has led to women burning their burkas and cutting off their hair in public. All proceeds from the design will go towards the non-governmental and non-profit organisation Abdorrahman Boroumand Centre (ABC), which was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to promoting human rights and democracy in Iran while striving to uncover the truth regarding executions and other officially sanctioned violence against individuals.
The stone-wash cotton t-shirt is available now on pariafarzaneh.com.