Aussie Aussie Aussie Charity Sweatshirt
Made to order to align with our new eco friendly policies! Please allow 2-7 Business days for manufacturing before shipping.
With a strong personal connection to Australia, its people and animals...we are devastated by the destruction to a place we love and travel frequently. In light of the destruction, we feel compelled to do our part by donating profits of all of our Aussie designs, to be distributed evenly between these organizations:
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/hospital
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors https://wildlifewarriors.org.au/wildlife_hospital/
As of 1/13/2020 Australia Fire Facts:
28 people killed, An estimated 1 billion animals have been lost, and scientists fear long-term damage to many sensitive ecosystems and 30% of the Koala population has been wiped out, Much of Australia's firefighting force are volunteers, In December, the smoke was so heavy in Sydney that the air quality measured 11 times higher than the "hazardous” level, The size of the area burned by Australia's wildfires 24 million acres, is the equivalent of more than 21,309 Central Parks put together.
Thousands of people’s lives are being disrupted, and the government’s response hasn’t been inspiring. (sourced from newsweek and the guardian).
According to Vox.com:
The disaster won’t end when the fires go out
Beyond the immediate destruction from the bushfires, Australians face other risks to their well-being — which will persist long after the fires are subdued.
The extreme stress of losing homes, livelihoods, pets, and property can be difficult to cope with. As always in a natural disaster, mental health is a concern. After a major disaster, studies find a 5 percent to 15 percent increase in the incidence of mental health problems among survivors. And there will be a lot of rebuilding to do.
The environmental crisis doesn’t end either when the fires go out. When rains come, all the charred debris from the fire may wash into freshwater sources, polluting it for both aquatic life and human consumption.
On dry land, animals will continue to suffer, too. “There’s going to be ongoing mortalities [i.e. deaths] as the result of starvation — there will be nothing to eat — and the lack of shelter,” says Sarah Legge, an ecologist at the Australian National University who studies how species respond to fire. Feral predators like cats and foxes will be attracted to burned areas she says, and they’ll “mop up all the native animals that are left there over the next few months.”
Which is all to say: Even after the fires cease, don’t turn your attention away from Australia.
A sturdy and warm sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that's made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel and reduced pilling.
• 50% cotton, 50% polyester
• Classic fit with no center crease
• 1x1 athletic rib knit collar with spandex
• Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
• Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs, and hem