New Order launches a new charity t-shirt to help the people of Ukraine

New Order has launched an official new t-shirt in aid of the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Available from the band’s official store, the shirt’s design was inspired by the VHS label of their Taras Shevchenko concert film, which was produced by Peter Saville Associates.

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The concert in question was filmed at the end of 1981 at the Ukrainian National Home in New York. The film is named after Taras Shevchenko, a 19th century writer, poet and painter whose works championed the formation of an independent Ukraine.

You can buy the white t-shirt for £25, with a minimum of £10 from each sale donated to the Red Cross.

Last November, New Order marked the 40th anniversary of their debut album “Movement” by sharing the entirety of the aforementioned NYC show on YouTube. In the description, the band now encourages viewers “to unite and help those affected by the crisis in Ukraine.”

The Red Cross continues to urge the public to donate to the people of Ukraine, stating on its official website that “the humanitarian situation is increasingly serious and desperate”.

New Order’s new Ukrainian charity t-shirt. CREDIT: Press

“Millions of people have no safe place to call home,” the message read. “More than 3 million people have already left Ukraine, while countless others are still trapped underground, sheltering from the shelling and desperately seeking a safe escape.

“Hundreds of thousands of people still have no food, water, medical care, heat or electricity.”

He continues: “Red Cross teams have been working around the clock to provide intensive care to those who need it most, both in Ukraine and in neighboring countries. But with recent freezing temperatures and ongoing violence, huge numbers of people are in dire need of help right now.

New Order’s decision to help the people of Ukraine amid the Russian invasion of the country comes after The Cure launched a new charity t-shirt and Massive Attack announced plans to sell new artwork for help the cause.

the Concert for Ukraine benefit show aired on ITV on Tuesday 29 March in support of the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) humanitarian appeal for Ukraine. It featured performances from Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers, Anne-Marie and more.

The gig grossed over £12million, and the figure is expected to continue to rise. It was expected to bring in around £3million in funds.

You can donate here to the Red Cross to help those affected by the conflict, or through a number of other means through Choose Love.

Elizabeth J. Harless