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Polo, Kaalpa
Polo, Kaalpa
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Polo, Kaalpa

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    AU INTL. EU UK US Body width Body length
    XS / 6-8 42 32 440mm 680mm
    S / 8-10 46 36 480mm 720mm
    M / 10-12 48 38 510mm 760mm
    L / 12-14 50 40 550mm 780mm
    XL / 14-16 52 42 590mm 805mm
    XXL / 16-18 54 44 640mm 815mm
    3XL / 18-20 56 46 680mm 820mm
    4XL / 20-22 58 48 700mm 835mm
    5XL / 22-24 60 50 730mm 860mm
    6XL / 24-26 62 52 770mm 900mm
    7XL / 26-28 64 54 800mm 950mm
    Corban Clause Williams artist AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS ARTWORK
    by First Nations artist Corban Clause Williams. Learn more →.
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    Add a touch of colour to your wardrobe and bring art to your wardrobe. This polo is perfect for all-day comfort for both men and women.



    Eco-Friendly
    This item is manufactured with yarns made from recycled PET bottles (approx 14-16 of them). It is printed with high-quality carcinogen-free pigment inks. No cancer-causing chemicals and undesirable surfactants.

    Zero plastic
    We pack your threads in recyclable acid-free tissue paper and use only plant-based home compostable mailers, at no extra cost. By sending your parcel with our delivery partner Australia Post, you’re supporting their carbon-offset projects that have positive environmental and social impacts. Since 2019, their carbon neutral parcel delivery initiative is equivalent of taking 75,000 cars off the road – or roughly 200,000 tonnes of emissions.

    Controlled production
    Sustainability involves finding a balance between supply and demand. Life Apparel works with local and international factories where only limited quantities are produced of each model to ensure exclusivity and avoid overproduction, like large fashion brands. Learn more →


    Washing Instructions

       Gentle machine wash
       Do not bleach
       Do not tumble dry
       Touch up with cool iron
       Do not dry clean

    Further Care Information

    • Do not use fabric softener
    • Wash and iron inside out
    • Wash separately with like colours
    • Avoid rough surfaces
    • Line dry out of direct sunlight


    Free shipping on domestic orders over $250.
    Shipping times kick in when your parcel has left our warehouse: for same day dispatch, place your order before 11am otherwise it'll be sent on the next business day (except pre-orders, backorders and custom orders).

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    4-12 days from $13.20
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    HEAR THEIR STORIES. SUPPORT THEIR DREAMS. WEAR THEIR ART.
    KAALPA

    Created by First Nations artist Corban Close Williams, a Martu, Manyjilyjarra man.

    "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.

    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."

    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.