If you know us, you know that we are firmly For Nature. For the exploration of Nature - for the preservation of Nature.
While Black Friday day, week or month largely focuses on over-consumption, we've always followed our convictions that Fewer, Better made apparel pieces are healthier for your finances and the planet.
In lieu of a traditional Black Friday sale, of which we won't be participating, we are proud to announce a Limited Edition conservation collaboration.
Over 1200 Wolves are killed in British Columbia every year from "legal recreational" hunting that is not ecologically, ethically, or economically justified. This year, we've partnered with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation to protect these incredible creatures.
The 1200 Wolf Tee is a Limited Edition, small run version of our popular Heavyweight Tee made from 100% certified Organic Cotton with a classic straight hem.
For every Wolf Tee sold, we'll donate 20% to Raincoast Conservation's Wolf Campaign.
The 1200 Wolf Tee artwork was created by the talented Indigenous artist, Ocean Hyland. Ocean is an artist, activist and member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver.
If you need a go-to Tee Shirt, or know someone who does, these Limited Edition wolf tee's are our gift For Nature this season.
If you don't need a tee shirt but still want to support, you can donate, check out Wolf School, or write your MP here.
Artist Bio: Ocean Hyland
Ocean has studied at both the Native Education College and at Simon Fraser University taking hands on programs like Native Education College’s North-West coast jewellery arts program (Jan 2017-Aug 2017) learning about art history and contemporary silver jewellery techniques, and then in Simon Fraser University’s Language Immersion program (Sept 2017-April 2018- diploma) becoming proficient in the Skwxwu7mesh language. Currently she is continuing her certificate in the Skwxwu7mesh language proficiency program at Simon Fraser University.
Ocean has had many public art installations over the course of her emerging art career. Which mainly focus on exploring the connections and the history of stewardship by Indigenous people in the respective territories and how to collaborate with the current state of landscapes. At locations around the Vancouver and greater Vancouver area and Vancouver Island. She has been commissioned to create artwork for organizations such as Greenpeace, Indigenous Climate Action, and Cedarwood studios and small business’ such as The Wild Botanicals. Other organizations and institutions She has worked with creating artwork for are BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) Burnaby school district, and stakw: water project which is a community based project hosted by Noons Creek Hatchery.
While she has spent some time studying at institutes such as Native Ed and SFU, she has also spent time as an apprentice learning through traditional methods working under two prominent Coast Salish artists. The first being Zachary George from the Tsleil Waututh Nation, based out of Chehalis, where we practice the methodologies of Tsleil Waututh art through the mediums of carving, painting and graphic design. Her second mentor being Aaron Nelson Moody of the Squamish Nation. Aaron is a skilled artist who practices many trades such as: forging, tool making, carving, and jewellery.
Ocean thoroughly enjoys learning these ancestral skills and applying them to her art, she looks forward to the future of her art career. She knows that these skills are the solid foundation that will help her grow into her art practices.