New Work: Call of the Brave t-shirt designs by Drawn in Bristol illustrators

A few of our Drawn in Bristol members are collaborating with brand new Call of the Brave, a t-shirt company with a difference.

The company was set up by Dave M in the aim to highlight the importance of ethical clothing and  raise money for the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund.  The fund raises money for the victims and families affected by the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,130 people as they worked in appalling conditions to produce garments for high street labels such as Primark, Matalan and Mango.

Read more about Dave's story on the website.

"Until recently I was just another tee shirt wearing web designer with general feeling that we should think more about what we consume and how it's made".

How it works.

The shirts are all Fair Wear Foundation certified.  The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.

'We use experienced local screen printers right here in Bristol, who print onto Fair Wear Foundation certified white organic cotton jersey shirts with a 90% reduced carbon footprint,' explains Dave.

T-shirt designs by Drawn in Bristol members.
(3 days left to pre-order!)

Sophie Rae | Chicken in Headphones

Sophie Rae is often inspired by the natural landscape, and she loves to travel.  Her recent trip to India has inspired her most recent prints, which she made whilst Artist in Residence at  the Chhaap Printmaking Studios in Gujurat.

Carys-Ink | Cloud Collector

is the pseudonym of Bristol-based designer and illustrator Carys Tait.  An experienced designer, she has worked independently since 2009 and combines commercial projects for a whole range of clients with her own self-initiated art pieces.

Katharina Nyilas | By-Catch 

Katharina works in Bristol as an illustrator, printmaker and creative workshop coordinator.  'Nature, wildlife and our environment inspires most of my work, which I believe is of vital importance.  This design is inspired by unsustainable fishing practices which creates by-catch, sea creatures which get caught up in the fishing nets of deep sea trawlers which get thrown back into the sea dead.'

You can visit Call of the Brave's website here to place an order, and sign up for their newsletter to be kept up to date on new designs and developments.

No comments:

Post a Comment