When it comes to Jaden Smith, we know him as an amazingly talented rapper, an actor, and a model. In addition to these facts, we know Luka Sabbat as an actor on Grownish, an international model, and one the founders of Spaghetti Boys and Hot Mess. Recently both of them announced that they would be collaborating with their dads for two special projects. Fortunately for us, these projects will contribute to different causes in two different places in the world to make an impact.
When Jaden was 11 years old, he went surfing in the ocean and observed something that would have an impact on his life. He saw plastic bottles floating in the water and immediately started doing research and getting educated about our oceans and the amount of plastic that had acquired since 1935. As time went on, Jaden launched meetings and eventually collaborated with Tetra Pak to form his spring water company “Just Water”. The company utilizes not only non-processed water but their bottles are made out of mostly paper (which is a renewable resource and can be grown back)while the cap is made out of sugar cane and most importantly the bottle as a whole is 100% recyclable. During an interview with…Jaden explains that “Just” stands for justice because they want to ultimately improve the lives of others, want to improve the environment, and spread education to others about our plastic infested water system .
Being that this is his mission, he and his father as well as co-founder Will Smith are currently making it their priority to send their clean spring water to the schools of Flint, Michigan. Flint has yet to recover from their water crisis that took place in 2016 and the mostly affected population that is still there still have water with extreme levels of leads (in showers, sink water, spouts, etc) so to aid them, Jaden and Will are donating Just Water to them until these levels go back down to normal. This is definitely an effort that’s going to make a significant impact on Flint and a movement that’s worthy of getting behind as a whole. If you’re feeling inspired like we are and perhaps want to know more on Jaden’s perspective and overall knowledge on the environment and what we can do to help our environment, perhaps you should tune into Jaden’s 6-part environmental documentary that’s set to come out soon. For now, you can find Just Water near you by clicking here or by visiting your local Walmart, Whole Foods Market, Earth Fare, or BJs.
Another father and son movement that’s making an impact is model, designer, and actor Luka Sabbat and his father and fashion designer Clark Sabbat. The duo recently took a trip to Haiti to reconnect back with family and the culture of their homeland and announced that they would be launching a collection called Dubbed Sabbat x Related. This collection will consists of boxer briefs and socks in 12 designs with “Revolution” embroidery and color ways inspired by the Haiti flag who’s proceeds will go toward to the charity organization called Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP). Whenever you purchase an item from the collection, your item will not only be personal to you but will be utilized as a donation toward the merit- and need-based scholarships for children at HELP.
What’s so clever about this collection is that it’s two items are personal items that you can never buy too much of and is typically seen as a need versus a shirt or pants, which are more of an option. To utilize highly needed items as a way of being charitable is for sure a dope idea. It’s not a fashion statement or a trend that you have to worry about coming and going, their items that you can use until the end of time with unlimited usage. The next time you think about buying your favorite boxer-briefs, think about this collection instead and know that your purchase isn’t going to waste but is going toward an organization that is helping to change lives of children in Haiti everyday. We can all start contributing to this duo’s movement by purchasing from the collection here.