Hoodie, Kaalpa

Sale price$79.95
size: XS
UNISEX HOODIE

Width - Measure the width of the garment from underarm to underarm.
Length - Measure from the top of the shoulder seam to the bottom of the front hem.

The measurements can vary within 20mm, this is within production tolerance.

AU Width Length
XS (6-8) 490mm 695mm
S (8-10) 510mm 710mm
M (10-12) 530mm 720mm
L (12-14) 570mm 770mm
XL (14-16) 590mm 795mm
XXL (16-18) 610mm 820mm
3XL (18-20) 670mm 845mm
4XL (20-22) 720mm 865mm
5XL (22-24) 770mm 890mm
THIS IS A PREORDER ITEM!
Dispatch will be at the middle of April 2024 or earlier.

Authentic Indigenous artwork by First Nations artist Corban Clause Williams. Learn more →

PRODUCT DETAILS

This cosy hoodie will be your best friend on a chilly day. Add a touch of colour to your wardrobe and bring art to your everyday.

Specifications

  • Roomy cut and unisex style
  • Side pockets
  • Hood with tonal drawcord
  • Zip-through front
  • Comfy set-in sleeves with cuff ribbing
  • Stretchy rib trims
  • Microfibre fleece with lining
  • Medium-weight, 320 GSM construction
  • High-quality digitally printed artwork

Fabric & Care

Gentle machine wash inside out. Do not bleach. Line dry out of direct sunlight, do not tumble dry. Do not iron on print. Wash separately with like colours.

Thickness Fabric thickness percentage

Lightweight
Heavyweight


Softness Softness scale percentage
Rough
Super Soft


Breathability Absorbency/Breathability percentage
Waterproof
Breathable

Sustainability 🍃

Environmentally Responsible
Crafted with ethically-produced yarns, this hoodie uses high-quality, carcinogen-free inks for printing.

Sustainable Production
Life Apparel's vetted local and international production partners produce limited quantities of each model, ensuring exclusivity and preventing overproduction.

Eco-Friendly Packaging
No plastic! Our products come in kerbside-recyclable or home compostable mailers, with deliveries through Australia Post supporting carbon-offset projects that reduce emissions.

Fast delivery

Free shipping over $200 Australia-wide. For same day dispatch, order in-stock items before midday AEST. Learn more →

Easy Returns

Doesn't fit? Send it back within a fortnight for free* for store credits. T&C apply. Learn more →

You Matter!

With every online purchase you make,
the artists get paid too. Learn more →

The Artwork

Kaalpa is my home, where my grandfathers walked around hunting bush tuckers and getting meat for the family.

Kaalpa

Created by First Nations artist Corban Close Williams, a Martu, Manyjilyjarra man, currently residing on Martu Country.

"Kaalpa is my two grandfathers' ngurra (home). My two grandfathers, they were pujiman (traditional, desert dwelling) in Kaalpa, where they walked around hunting bush tuckers, getting meat for the family.

I went there for the first time in 2018 on a Martumili trip to Wantlili Claypan. The KJ (Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa) rangers were going to visit Kaalpa and asked "we going Kaalpa, you wanna come? "The oldies said "go see your grandfather's Country"-they showed me a well (Well 23 on the Canning Stock Route). It's got kapi (water) there, a well, jurnu (soak) and tuwa (sandhills). When we been in Kaalpa they [elders] said "this is your Country, this is your home. This one here is yours and your little sister's [Tamisha Williams] home, this is your two's grandfather's Country".

I went hunting there, got a parnajalpa (sand goanna). We were looking for bilbys - we couldn't find any. We got minyarra (bush onion) there too. When I went there, I was pukurlpa (happy). It made you open up your spirit, feels like home. When I was little, I first came to Martumili, I saw people painting and Gabe (Gabrielle Sullivan, previous manager at Martumili Artists) got me a small canvas to try. One day when I was at Fortescue festival I saw all the oldies there and their paintings, I was looking around, looking around and seeing what I liked, this and that, this and that, and I was thinking- I want to be a painter when I grow up.

At school in Newman and in Punmu I liked to paint. I painted a lot with my nana Jakayu [Biljabu] and little bit I got her style of painting, into my painting. First, when you have a brush in your hand it's like I see it in my mind, the sandhills, waterholes. I picture it in my head and I am back there."

 

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Authenticity

Life Apparel is a proud, long-time member of the Indigenous Art Code, a system to preserve and promote ethical behaviour in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art.

Today, and every day – we exist as a messenger and vessel for First Nations Artists. Built on diversity and inclusion, collectively we strive to amplify Indigenous voices, accelerate social change and start important conversations through fashion. As an Australian-owned boutiqe label and proud allies, Life Apparel nurtures supportive, empowering and inclusive environments for everyone.

Cultivating an environment where all voices matter, and where our differences are celebrated and part of who we are.

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