I warned you at the start; this isn’t all knitting (but I’m not, either, so it’s okay).
Normally I’m kind of counter-Gap, except when I was in high school and when they have ridiculously awesome sales and I can get handbags/shirts/jeans/etc for less than $20 an item. However, they do have their periods during which they get really creative and do something ground-breaking. I’m not sure if this qualifies, but I’m a fan. They’ve just launched a new campaign, called the Sound of Color, that showcases up-and-coming indie artists by putting them into a color category. I’m kind of meh about a couple of them, since they’re not really my kind of thing, but the Ravonettes song, Black-and-White, is excellent. Overall, I’m excited about the campaign, because regardless of the reason the company does it, the grassroots thing is a great way to show that you’re human. And as a designer, it’s nice to see the arts being the focus of the grassroots (over that bungled Aid in Africa thing that Africa asked Bono to stop). I mean, I’m all for all kinds of programs that help people, but it’s especially nice for arts to be the focus.
Anyway, go watch the videos. It’s a good way to spend 20 minutes.