Aboriginal people have always nurtured and protected Country and as Traditional Custodians, have deep connections to lands and waterways.
To 'Tread Lightly' is a way of being in the world that honours Traditional Custodians and the collective responsibility to sustain Country for future generations.
To 'Tread Lightly' is more than a commitment to ticking the simple eco-friendly boxes, it's also actively supporting for climate justice and supporting the shift to a more sustainable future.
These trackies are a first for Clothing The Gaps with the complete process taking place on Wurundjeri Country. The designing, spinning the yarn, fabric dying, all over screen printing, cutting and sewing and being posted out with love has all taken place within a 25km radius!
We acknowledge the impact of fast fashion on the environment, so let's pick pieces with purpose and commit to 'Tread Lightly' on Aboriginal land.
- Made and printed in Melbourne on Wurundjeri Country.
- Ethical Clothing Australia accredited.
- Premium poly cotton chocolate brown heavy weight 320 GSM fleece.
- Kangaroo pocket.
- Cuff ribbing on sleeves and hemline.
- Screen printed repeat message in orange 'Tread Lightly Aboriginal Land'.
This product is Ally Friendly.
Ally friendly merch is for everyone.
When we see non-Indigenous people wearing our designs, we feel proud that they are repping our merch and culture.
When we see Aboriginal designs in the world, it means Indigenous people are not invisible in the landscape.
But, purchasing from Aboriginal brands, businesses and wearing Indigenous designs alone is surface-level allyship. There needs to be more commitment than just buying from Aboriginal brands and businesses.
Wearing Aboriginal design is not dismantling a system that oppresses Indigenous people. Allies need to do more and learn more. Wearing our tees is a great starting point. We have equipped you with our merch and some of the educational content to go with them. We want you to go out in the world, have these important conversations and find ways to do more and support more.
Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) ensures our workforce manufacturing our clothes on Wurundjeri Country are being paid appropriately, receiving all their legal entitlements and working in safe conditions.
Tread Lightly Hoodie also available to brown/blue.
Relaxed fit. Gender-inclusive sizing, available in XS-5XL.
Cold machine wash. Do not bleach we love our colour. Hang in shade to dry. Warm iron (yeah, right!).
Our goal is for you to love what you have purchased.
If for any reason you aren’t 100% happy with your online order, we are more than happy to offer an exchange, store credit or refund with following conditions:
Your return is within 14 days from the day you receive your item.Full refunds are only available for faulty items. Store Credit with no expiry date is issued for returns for change of mind.Exchanges are subject to stock availability, we promise to always do our best for you to get what you're after.You will be responsible for any postage fees for exchanges. Clothing The Gaps has the right to assess the age and condition of returned merchandise that has been purchased prior to processing a refund or exchange. Although you may try on an item, all return products must be in new and unused condition.Please complete the returns form below and include it with your items. All returns and exchanges to be delivered to: Clothing The Gaps Returns, PO Box 5085, Brunswick North, Wurundjeri Country, Victoria, Australia.
When will my refund or exchange be processed?
As soon as your return is received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email from us to let you know your refund has been issued.Please allow up to 10 days for your exchange and/or return to be processed and for your refund to appear in your account.
We will always do our best to process all returns as soon as possible. If you have posted your return but haven’t heard back, please feel free to contact us and we will look into this for you.
Returns and Exchange Form
Click Here to download our Returns and Exchange form to complete exchange or refund.
For hygiene reasons, we cannot provide returns or exchanges on face coverings. All sales are final.
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