[HAS HEART] is a Michigan-based, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded originally as “Fashion Has Heart” by 8-year U.S. Veteran, Michael Hyacinthe, and artist/designer, Tyler Way. They were first introduced over a cup of coffee in 2010 and from there, they quickly discovered the disconnect between their two worlds.
They realized the power of collaboration once Michael met a local quadriplegic Marine who loved t-shirts and asked Tyler to co-create a design that shared his message. Since then, the HERO[series] has continued to pair Veterans with designers for the shared mission to tell their story through the mediums of art, design, and fashion. To experience the full story behind the organization, read the series of blog posts about our backstory: