The Australian bushfires have taken the lives of 1 billion animals, wiped out over 10 million hectares of wildlife habitat and displaced countless number of people. To offer support, fashion brands, such as Balenciaga and NOAH, have created collections that directly benefit wildlife rescue or conservation organizations. Led by co-founder of Some Ware Brendan Fowler and Australian-born creative Tom Ryan, a collective of streetwear brands have now joined forces to create a T-shirt that will raise awareness and support for relief efforts.
The benefit T-shirt reads “In Solidarity With Australia 2020” alongside the names of the brands that have backed the project. Included in the group are Cactus Plant Flea Market, Awake NY, Eckhaus Latta, Big Love Records, Denim Tears and more. A graphic of a kangaroo is emblazoned on the front of the shirt, while a sketch-like print of a koala informs the back. All proceeds from T-shirt sales will go to Wildlife Victoria, a rescue service that provides extensive care to injured wildlife, as well as rehabilitation of their natural habitats.
Beginning Friday 14, the T-shirt will be available to purchase at the In Solidarity With Australia 2020 website.