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Hand-painted one-off women’s-cut *large*. Hemp and organic cotton, sweatshop-free.
In this piece, I once again used paint that has some shine in it – metallic orange, green and blue and purple with glitter in it – that catches the light in subtle, beautiful, ever-changing ways. This piece be for someone who wants colour and simplicity at the same time.
I would like to encourage everyone to consider using what clothes they have for as long as possible and when something new is needed or wanted, to update it in variety of ways – by yourself, via an artist or a dressmaker/tailor. Our buying less on the whole is needed if we are to stop the climate from changing irreversibly. We buy too much which uses too much energy to be made which emits too much carbon emissions. When the Category 216 Hurricane hits us, what we wear will probably be the LAST THING on our mind. This one piece can be added to over time to create new looks. More art can be added – this could be kept at the neck-line or the edges of the sleeves or in many, many other ways. I would love to embark on this journey with you! It can literally have 10’s of lives ahead of it. If taken care of by gently washing, the art will endure. I have personal pieces that are about 5 years old and look great. They’re great quality and maintain their shape very well. There is no reason that we can’t have reusable, long-term, earth- and wallet-friendly items in our wardrobes.
The actual V-neck is made of hemp and organic cotton by unionised workers in the US (people were honoured and respected in its production). Women’s cut. Size Large. TT$218 (US$32). Offered as part of the #artistsupportpledge.
ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE is a generous culture and dynamic economy in support of artists and makers.
The concept is a simple one, artists and makers post images of their work to sell for NO MORE (can be less) than TT$1400 (US$200, £200, €200, ¥20000) each (not including shipping.) Anyone can then buy the work. Every time the artist or maker reaches TT$7000 (US$1000) of sales they pledge to buy another artist’s work for TT$1400 (US$200).
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