I'm a keen Artist, keen animal lover, activist and vegan, i'm also passionate about human rights, freedom of speech and equality. I wanted to not only make my artwork more assessable, but I wanted it to speak and make a statement.
I use the most environmentally friendly and vegan friendly fabric inks, by Permaset Aqua, these inks are waterbased, eco friendly and have not been tested on animals. The make of t-shirts/hoodies I use are 'Gildan' (ringspun for tees or heavy blend for hoodies etc) who hold several accreditation's including 'confidence in textiles' 'WRAP- Worldwide responsibilities' 'Fair labour Association' and 'Sedex, Empowering responsible supply chains' so that have a pretty good ethical rating, which is very important to me, however they remain competitively priced, so that I can offer you the best value. Their t-shirts have a lovely quality and feel. However if you wish to have an even more ethical brand I am building up my stock of stock Continental who make Earth Positive and salvage fair trade, organic and recycled, for an additional £2.50 each. Colour choices are a little limited at the moment but i will be adding more in time.
I've always admired the works of 'Banksy' and similar 'street artists' like 'Meek' who use art to tap into the questioning mind. However I wanted to get my work out there without breaking the law (even though I am a bit of an anarchist ;) for the past 25 years I've always wanted to have a range of t-shirts, and never either got around to it or never had the initial funds to start it. However I found myself in the position that I could now do it, so thought 'why not?'
One of the benefactors of my t-shirt sales are Tower Hill Stables, which is run by the amazing Fiona Oakes, she is a vegan that dedicates her every waking moment to look after the animals in her care, I honestly do not know how she manages to do it. Many of her animals have been saved from slaughter or destruction, her animals range from pigs and chickens to the much ostracised Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She is also a brilliant athlete and world record holder, here she is rocking the 'Not Nuggets' t-shirt, and with some of her animals. for a full list of charities and how I help please look under 'The Movement'
ALSO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR A NEW SPORTS TEE THAT I HAVE DESIGNED FOR FIONA THAT WILL CARRY AN EVEN BIGGER DONATION TO THE SANCTUARY .
I'm hoping my t-shirts will make a statement and encourage people who see them to think and ask questions. Never be afraid to use your voice, and 'Wear your Voice' with pride.
I am happy to make t-shirts to order, or to mix designs up, I can offer this service for as little as £15 (depending on complexity of design) please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org