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T-shirt, Kaikazi Ia - WHITE - SALE

Sale price$17.20 Regular price$39.95
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Colour: white
size: 3XL
UNISEX T-SHIRT

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) 445mm 685mm
S (8-10) 470mm 710mm
M (10-12) 520mm 750mm
L (12-14) 565mm 785mm
XL (14-16) 610mm 820mm
XXL (16-18) 640mm 835mm
3XL (18-20) 680mm 850mm
4XL (20-22) 750mm 870mm
5XL (22-24) 800mm 890mm
6XL (24-26) 850mm 910mm
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Authentic Indigenous artwork by First Nations artist Glen Mackie. Learn more →

PRODUCT DETAILS

Show off your personality and let your tee do the talking! An easy-to-wear unisex t-shirt made from 100% Australian cotton - it will definitely start a conversation!

Specifications

  • Ethically made with Australian cotton yarns
  • True to size unisex cut
  • Short set-in sleeves
  • Crew neck
  • Side seamed, double needle hem
  • Preshrunk fabric to minimise shrinkage
  • Mid-weight, 180 GSM construction
  • Printed locally on the Gold Coast
  • Tag-free neck label
  • Soft-touch, high-quality artwork
  • Decorated on the front

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.

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Breathability Absorbency/Breathability percentage
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Sustainability 🍃

Environmentally Responsible
Made of sustainably-grown Australian cotton yarns, which have an excellent reputation for quality and sustainability worldwide. Australian cotton is the most water-efficient cotton industry globally and has witnessed an 85% reduction in the use of herbicides and pesticides. The design is printed using high-quality, carcinogen-free pigment inks that are free from dangerous substances, chemicals, heavy metals, and undesirable surfactants.

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 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

Tagai is an important constellation Torres Strait Islanders use for navigation at night.

Kaikazi Ia

Created by First Nations artist Glen Mackie (Kei Kalak), a Iama man from Yam Island, Torres Straits, currently residing on Yidinji/Djabugay Country.

Elders are important teachers of culture. Kaikazi ia means old words. Athe (grandfather) is teaching a young boy cultural ways through story and song, asserting community values and life skills as he approaches adulthood. The laws of Malu are sung, made visible by the shark-tooth linear pattern minar (also representing the beat of the warup (traditional drum) and runs from the mouth of Athe to Siu, the younger brother of Malu, depicted running with the wind in his canoe, warning of the imminent onset of the cyclone season. The hammerhead shark beside the canoe is Glen’s major totem.

Athe’s voice carries up to the night sky where Tagai, the warrior is depicted. Tagai is an important constellation Torres Strait Islanders use for navigation at night. The traditional patterning and basket designs refer to the cycle of the seasons - when to perform a ceremony for hunting waru (turtle) and when to plant and harvest crops such as yam. Traditionally, a ceremony was performed to ensure a successful hunt or harvest, appealing to the spirits of nature well in advance to guarantee a more abundant yield.

 

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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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