The designer, a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS since 2014, has created a limited-edition T-shirt and key ring to raise money for initiatives and charities helping people living with HIV and AIDS.
To mark World Aids Day on Dec. 1, Victoria Beckham, a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS since 2014, has released a limited-edition T-shirt and key ring to raise money for initiatives and charities supported by the organization.
The white T-shirt ($135) features a hand drawn heart incorporating a pair of eyes surrounded by the trademark red ribbon motif, artwork created especially for World Aids Day. The key ring ($248) also has red ribbon detailing. Both items are available at victoriabeckham.com, with all of the proceeds going to UNAIDS. Celebrity friends like Eva Longoria and Rachel Zoe have already joined the cause.
"We have come such a long way in the fight against AIDS. Huge global efforts have created proven results, and more and more people are accessing treatment and prevention services," Beckham commented. "But we are not there yet. There are still people being left behind due to gender inequalities, stigma and discrimination, and lack of resources."
The designer also released some previously unseen candid photos taken on her October 2014 trip to Ethiopia on behalf of the organization. While there she visited clinics, NGOs, and social businesses, but primarily spoke with adults and children living with HIV and AIDS.
Beckham has been involved with efforts to help AIDS prevention and education since 2003 and last year sold 600 pieces of clothing from her personal archive via The Outnet to combat pediatric AIDS.
"I am proud to take a stand," she said in a statement, "speaking up for change and pushing on towards our common goal of ending AIDS."