DonandMerit - a dream-come-true for every cosmopolitan man

A dream-come-true for every cosmopolitan man

Estimated reading time: 3 min


Coolture Magazine  calls DonandMerit “a dream-come-true for every cosmopolitan man” as it inlcudes de brand in its 2016 selection of The 100 most influential menswear brands in Spain.


The Spanish language online publication writes:



Excellent quality shirts, highly innovative, designed in Barcelona whose sales are destined to a social cause, are the four main ingredients that make DonandMerit an exceptional brand on every account.

For each shirt sold, DonandMerit donates $5 to finance clean water project in countries with an extreme need. And they make it easy to partake; the client registers his shirt by way of a QR code that can be found on the shirt’s hangtag or directly on the Website where the customer will be able to receive detailed information, GPS coordinates and photos of the project.

DonandMerit’s shirts are innovative, and besides using Italian fabrics of the highest quality, being made in Spain and designed in Barcelona; they also have five hidden pockets for stashing the wallet, passport and Smartphone; a dream-come-true for every cosmopolitan man.


The article was accompanied by a number of photos, one which was taken by Barcelona based photographer, Isidro de Quesada, for Coolture Magazine’s winter special on Barcelona’s design talent. In this shot we see designer Curro Claret in DonandMerit’s BCN#01.


Curro is the man behind Metalarte’s successful Shoelaces lamp – a project Curro started through a collaboration with the renowned Spanish shoe brand, Camper, the Arrels Foundation (Barcelona) and San Martín de Porres Foundation (Madrid). His idea is to involve people at risk of social exclusion, who have lived on the street in the past, in a design process, as an opportunity to help them with their recovery.


“This is not charity, but rather a chance to offer more disadvantaged people new opportunities to feel valid and creatively alive.” (


DonandMerit feels proud to be associated with, albeit in a small way, such a great initiative that reinforces the idea of design with purpose.


Water Wise Innovations

Three Fantastic Water-Wise Innovations

By: Sairica Rose | Estimated reading time: 3 mins


Saving water has become a priority – and not a luxury – for so many of us. Thankfully, gone are the days when reining in our water consumption meant investing in complex, costly devices, or building a well in our own back yard. Savvy designers and innovators are responding to demand for efficient water conserving systems.


Here are three smart, simple water-saving innovations from around the world that get our thumbs up:


The Smart Showerhead

Intuitive tech-loving, water-conscious showerers can hang up the “dumb” hose for good – and curb the drain on planet and pocket with Hydrao’s Smart showerhead.

Created by French design-firm Start & Blue, this colour- and life- changing showerhead is kitted out with LED lights that meter passing water volume.

The base of the clip-on, water-powered head glows green when 10 litres of water have been used, purple from 10 to 20 litters, and turns red at 50 litres – or somewhere around the third shower-opera rendition of the Game of Thrones theme tune for most of us, who, according to Hydrao, use 70-80 litres per shower.

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DonandMerit has designed an elegant shirt with five discreet pockets that lets you carry your belongings without compromising a great look.


Today DonandMerit is a company with a collection of smart looking men’s shirts with invisible pockets for His phone and wallet, and with a visible mission; to provide a sustainable source of clean drinking water for people in need.

In the future we will include new innovative products, for men and women, under the same brand and always with the same focus on doing well while looking good.

Welcome to DonandMerit’s blog where we will announce our latest projects, share goals and results and other things we believe you will find worthwhile knowing about.

Johanna & Joan