Media Kit

Survivor Changes the World One T-Shirt at a Time

Dark time – In the 1980s, Tammi Burns was a victim, but she didn’t want to be. She found herself in “one abusive relationship after another.” She lived through physical, emotional and verbal abuse. She was physically attacked and raped by her spouse, who threatened to end her life as well as his own. Nonetheless, she found the courage to walk out.

Break the Chain now Available in Downtown Salem

Salem, Ore. 18 Nov. 2009 – Break the Chain® Apparel has announced that the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s storefront “Where the Sidewalk Begins” will now carry Break the Chain merchandise at 233 Commercial St. NE in downtown Salem. Break the Chain Apparel will be available at this location starting on America’s biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday, November 27th. The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. that day.

Food Share, Clothing Line Address Hunger Issues

Salem, Ore. 22 Oct. 2009 – Break the Chain® Apparel and the Marion-Polk Food Share have joined together to bring awareness to the hunger issues in Oregon’s Marion and Polk counties. They have designed and produced a t-shirt that will serve as a fundraiser for the Food Share. The shirt’s slogan, “Because No One Should Go Hungry… End Hunger Now” is a powerful message that the organizations expect will bring positive attention to the hunger plight.

Gang Awareness Project, Straight from the Source

Albany, Ore. 8 September 2009 – Young girls behind bars in Albany, Ore. are creating a unified voice against gang violence. With some starting in gang activity as young as first grade, they can relate to the disturbing patterns of behavior that perpetuate through generations. With an opportunity with Break the Chain® Apparel, the girls are speaking out against gang activity by creating a t-shirt design that will relay their heartfelt, convincing message: “Every gangster’s prayer ends in a funeral. We have to stop this way of life.”

“Fill the Trailer” Delivery: August 22, St. Joseph Shelter

Mt. Angel, Ore. 22 August 2009 – Break the Chain is putting out a “Fill the Trailer” challenge to Woodburn, Silverton and Mt Angel area businesses. This summer, Break the Chain has chosen to give back to the St. Joseph Shelter in Mt. Angel. The shelter seeks school supplies for the young ones they help, as well as clothing and household needs. You are invited to attend this community-driven charity drive drop-off on August 22, 2009 at 11 a.m.

Social Issues Clothing Line Expands: Break the Chain Apparel adds to merchandise selection

Stayton, Ore. 12 August 2009 – Innovative clothing producer Break the Chain® Apparel has expanded their product selection to include women’s cut t-shirts, in addition to their large selection of traditional unisex and youth shirts. Break the Chain designs and produces “clothing with a voice,” shirts that speak out against violence, abuse and addiction — relaying messages of strength and hope.

Call for Entries: Looking for Oregon Youth to Design Shirt Promoting Sexual Violence Prevention

Salem, Ore. 1 July 2009 – Break the Chain® Apparel of Lyons, Oregon and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) are jointly sponsoring a project called “Roots of Change” in which they seek design concepts and slogan ideas related to sexual consent.

“Fill the Trailer” Delivery: April 18, Canyon Crisis Center

Mill City, Ore. 18 April 2009 – Break the Chain® Apparel of Lyons, Oregon has just secured a new, decked out 16 ft. trailer that will serve as the clothing line’s local headquarters. The trailer will first be put to use for a local, philanthropic venture. As part of its business philosophy, Break the Chain gives back to organizations that address the social issues they tackle. This month, Break the Chain has chosen to give back to the local Canyon Crisis Center.

Children Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

Stayton, Ore. 17 March 2009 – Students in communities across the U.S. are making a stand. They are using Break the Chain® Apparel’s Project Change Reaction (PCR) to create “clothing with a voice,” t-shirts that speak out against social issues such as violence, abuse and addiction — relaying messages of strength and hope. Youth are using their creativity in an attempt to stop the cycle of abuse and violence that haunts homes and communities around the world.

New Clothing Designer Inspires Social Change

Stayton, Ore. 10 March 2009 – A new, innovative clothing producer has hit the market with a concept that is gaining national attention and sparking conversations in communities across the U.S. Break the Chain Apparel is designing and producing “clothing with a voice,” t-shirts that speak out against violence, abuse and addiction &emdash; relaying messages of strength and hope. “Why not make a difference by simply getting dressed?” says CEO and domestic violence survivor Tammi Burns.

Local Clothing Line Seeks Partners for New School Project

Stayton, Ore. 8 Dec 2008 – The Oregon-based clothing producer Break the Chain Apparel has started a new project called “Project Change Reaction” in which students design artwork around abuse; a winning design will be chosen and developed into a professional graphic design produced on t-shirts that will sell as the company’s latest apparel design.