The Concept: A T-Shirt That Can Speak in Any Language

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Imagine you are traveling in a foreign country – somewhere remote, where you don’t know the language. You ask where the bus stop is in a broken dialect. They have no idea what you mean. You try to gesture and they only continue to shake their head. What now? You’re stuck until you can find someone who speaks your language, or you can try to figure it out yourself. That is the situation that inspired the team at ICONSPEAK to come up with their unique t-shirt design. In the words of the founders:

“Through a shirt you can – in the most rudimentary ways – combine gestures, vocals and mimics to create interaction.”

A T-Shirt for Volunteers, Builders and Travelers

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Unlike ICONSPEAK’s signature t-shirts that can be used for more general scenarios, our collaboration has given way to a shirt as unique as our volunteers. It includes icons for every part of a Build Abroad trip, from food and adventure to tools and travel. They are crafted from a lightweight tri-blend material – perfect for an active day on the job site or a hike up Machu Picchu. As a Build Abroad volunteer, you will receive an ICONSPEAK + Build Abroad t-shirt on us! If you’re not ready to take a trip with us, you can also purchase the t-shirt of your choice on iconspeak.world. Check out a close up:

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