Musicians Without Borders, the global network that utilizes music for “peacebuilding and social change,” has teamed up again with Los Angeles fashion designer Chloe Trujillo to create a limited edition t-shirt under the theme, ‘War Divides, Music Connects’, with proceeds going to music programs in conflict and post-conflict areas.
“We are excited to be partnering with Chloe. We love how the t-shirt design combines Chloe’s artwork with our message of ‘War Divides, Music Connects’. Our vision is to continue to inspire musicians worldwide as peacemakers who use music to transform lives. We are proud to work with a high profile artist like Chloe,” says Laura Hassler, Founder and Director of Musicians Without Borders.
Being raised in Paris by fashion designer parents and an opera singer grandfather, Trujillo’s life has been immersed in music and design. “To me, music and art are the most powerful healing tools.”
Chloe explains, “The t-shirt design comes directly from selecting elements from one of the guitar straps I designed called ‘Magic’. The dove on the front is a well recognized global symbol for peace, purity, and love, and the back design consists of a sacred heart with the eye and sun and moon connected. I chose these specific elements for their symbolism and meaning, for they are harmonious with the idea of connection and unity. The sun and moon represent the never-ending circle of life. One emits light while the other reflects it, just as music brings light created by the musicians who create it.”
Not being the first time the two entities have collaborated, being last year as Trujillo created a guitar strap that was part of The Guitar Strap Co. Artist Collaboration Project, the message continues the conscious values and messaging that War Divides, Music Connects.
VISIT CHLOE AT HALL D, BOOTH 2842 on January 26th at the NAMM Show