Clothing The Gaps. Protect our islands tee. Light blue t-shirt with big colourful graphic. Includes a cream bu shell with light blue weaving through the green palm trees and pink and orange hibiscus flowers. Cream text 'Protect our islands' in the green palm tree. 100% of profits go to our islands our home campaign.
Clothing The Gaps. Protect our islands tee. Light blue t-shirt with big colourful graphic. Includes a cream bu shell with light blue weaving through the green palm trees and pink and orange hibiscus flowers. Cream text 'Protect our islands' in the green palm tree. 100% of profits go to our islands our home campaign.
Clothing The Gaps. Protect our islands tee. Light blue t-shirt with big colourful graphic. Includes a cream bu shell with light blue weaving through the green palm trees and pink and orange hibiscus flowers. Cream text 'Protect our islands' in the green palm tree. 100% of profits go to our islands our home campaign.

Protect Our Islands Tee

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100% of profits from this tee support the Our Island Our Homes Campaign led by Torres Strait Islanders to protect their island homes from climate change.    
Tee is available in sizes S-2XL in blue and sizes 3XL-5XL in black.

As sea levels rise and our once synchronised cycle of weather patterns and seasonal customs become more and more unstable due to the ongoing and direct effects of climate change, we demand that action is taken now before our (cultures are)/(culture is) lost forever.

Out from the bu shell and weaving throughout the palm trees and hibiscus flows the essence of our call to action. The intricate details tell our stories which we share to all other nations, a message which we hope will not only be heard but acted upon. The call of this shell rallies all to come together to meet, listen and feel – to Protect our Islands.

Arist: Lucas Schober, Musu Arts

Lucas is from the Wuthathi, Yadheigana, Kaurareg and Yindjibarndi First Nations Descendant of the Pablo Clan of Shelburne Bay and Raymond, Anno, Majid and Muhamad families of Zenadth Kes.

When you wear this tee, you are supporting the #TorresStrait8’s fight for climate justice.  You are supporting a call to action that Australia must rapidly reduce its carbon emissions, and immediately resources adaptation needs.
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- Relaxed fit
- Clean pigment dye colours use 50% less water than traditional pigment dye processes
- Garment-dyed soft ring spun fabric feels great against your skin
- Topstitched, classic width, rib collar
- Twill taped back neck for extra comfort and durability

Please see sizing guide. This tee is available is S-3XL in blue and 4Xl-5XL in black.

Find your deadly fit, see our size chat above the 'add to cart' button.

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.

Learn more.

To help create this change here are 6 simple actions you can do to support:

1. Follow Our Islands Our Home on Instagram and share a post. 

2. Sign the petition calling on Scott Morrison to do everything it can to support the people of the Torres Strait with the resources they need to protect their island homes from climate change, and to mobilise Australia to pass laws to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with its commitments to a 1.5 degree target under the Paris Agreement.

3. Email your MP the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report which highlights that climate damage is already occurring in the Torres Strait, and these impacts are predicted to intensify.

4. Meet your local MP and urge them to take immediate action to protect the Torres Strait from the impacts of climate change (resources to meet and prepare for your visit arehere). 

5. Show solidarity with the #TorresStrait8 bymaking a donation and chipping in to power the Our Islands Our Home campaign. 

6. Buy an Island Luv Tank and start a conservation about the devasting impacts of climate change. 

Learn more: Read the blog Our Islands Our Home: Protecting Zenadth Kes By Kabay Tamu

Cold machine wash. Do not bleach we love our colour . Hang in shade.

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