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Out of Print

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If you have ever shopped at 5 Pound Apparel, you know that they have the cutest children’s and adult shirts, onesies, and socks that features children and young adult book classics. The company that makes these treasures is called Out of Print. Everyone knows someone that would love a Brown Bear Brown Bear or Hungry Caterpillar shirt. This company even has shirts featuring the iconic Harry Potter books.


Like most of the brands 5 Pound Apparel carries, Out of Print has a giveback. For each purchase, Out of Print helps to fund literacy programs and book donations for communities in need. These literacy programs give children around the world access to books they would otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy.


Locally, Ozarks Literacy Council is an organization that promotes literacy in southwest Missouri by offering free services to adults and children. Springfield, MO is very fortunate to have an organization like this to bring awareness about literacy in our area.


Add this to the many other brands 5 Pound Apparel carries that have a giveback. It’s clear that they are more than just a brand, they have a purpose. That purpose is to encourage their customers to shop locally, think globally, and to be conscientious of the impact their shopping dollars can have. Out of Print is a perfect example of this ideology.  So next time you need to get that teacher or expecting mother a gift, consider a gift that also helps give a gift of its own:  the ability to read.

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