Collection: Save the Whales - FOR REAL!
This inaugural design was created by Curb/Cut and BIGFOOT founder, Meghan McGuire. 5% of every sale goes to the Ocean Conservancy, an organization focused on solving some of the greatest threats facing our oceans. A main program of interest is their work with fishing industries around the world to create science-based solutions that renew fish populations and support local economies.
Do you remember those "Save the Whales" T-shirts everyone wore in the 1980s?
I was thinking about them after reading a sad article about the effects of ocean plastics on whales so I jumped onto the internet to try to find the original design, which I faintly remembered from childhood. I never found what I was looking for, but I did see a lot of knockoffs and an etsy store selling a "Save the Whales" design. I noticed they are printed on wholesale blanks; a 50/50 cotton and polyester blend. Polyester is a source of secondary micro plastics. Whales that survive on plankton are not able to filter out micro plastics- they are also often found stranded, full of larger items like plastic bags, dying painful deaths from cachexia, or "wasting syndrome." The takeaway? Purchasing newly manufactured polyester does nothing to help "Save the Whales." This design represents a new, authentic call to action. All the pieces were carefully selected from a Long Beach charity that works to find solutions for people experiencing housing vulnerability. -Migzy