Drifters

Greeting card – Drifters

“Ahh! And so adrift upon the high seas shall we find our hearts set free!”

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Greeting card – Drifters

“Ahh! And so adrift upon the high seas shall we find our hearts set free!”

The Card

  • Original illustration hand-drawn then digitally finished
  • Printed locally in Sligo, Ireland
  • Printed on A6 300gsm card stock
  • Supplied with a brown kraft-fleck envelope
  • Packaged in a protective cellophane sleeve (yeah, I know; you can choose to order this item without it – will you?)
  • Blank inside for your own message
  • No, you don’t get the pen.

Shipping

Shipped via standard post. Irish orders should arrive through your letterbox within 2-4 business days (Please refer to average shipping times for orders outside of the Republic of Ireland). Sent in a hard backed envelope to ensure it reaches you in prime condition.

Story

I liked the idea of these Drifters as little pirates, a hearty band of brigands on the high seas out for adventure, what-HO! and bedamned with the consequences. The piece was originally used for a poster promoting a marine conservation-themed film series at the University of Tasmania in Australia; the series has been running each year since 2012.

A lot of our rubbish is floating around out there in the big blue (or green or brown – whatever colour it has turned near you). Look close and you might find some hitch-hikers who have snagged a lift. Some of these little critters will traverse huge distances attached to this stuff. Only the hardiest of them will survive the journey but those that do might turn out to be fairly problematic when they finally come ashore. If these non-native species can muscle up to the locals and establish themselves they can become quite a nuisance.

We’re leaving for our children a legacy of marine debris. This crap will be floating around their grand-kids too. What can we do on an individual level to address the rising tide of plastics in this planet’s seas and oceans? Bring a bag to the beach and start bringing some home – send it to landfill. Plastic waste can easily be mistaken for food by marine animals living in, on or above the sea who asphyxiate or starve to death as a result of becoming entangled or mistaking it for food – this can result in a relatively swift, or rather nastily protracted, death for these unlucky buggers. Further, as plastics age they break down into smaller and smaller particles which make them more easily consumed by smaller and smaller animals. However, as these little critters get eaten by larger critters, and then those get munched by ones larger than them, the plastic fragments can begin to pass on up the food chain – a process of accumulation. It would not be surprising to discover any large marine animal has been storing up undigestible and unpassable plastic in its belly.

We can make far better consumer choices that move us toward reducing unnecessary packaging. Next time, better still – every time, you’re down at the beach spend a minute or two and pick up a few bits before it blows back or washes out on the next tide. While such on-site efforts might seem like a drop in the ocean (owch) it’s still something and heck, what if it catches on?

 

Materials

A favourite t-shirt should be so comfy you feel like you’re not wearing it. It should last. The design speaks to you reminding you of a time, place, someone special - or you just dig it. As a traditional screen printed tee you know it just won’t die.

Our fabric has a soft, luxurious feel that comes from using high-quality, ring-spun combed cotton - 100% organic cotton. The garment is also Fairwear certified but technically we’re not certified to advertise that fact - you’ll see it on the care label. It feels good to know that folks down the supply chain are getting a fair go.

We worked hard to source high-quality, ethical shirt stock. They're not just for wearing once for that gig on this Saturday. You'll want to hang onto this shirt.

Care Instructions

Look after your shirt and you'll get years of wear out of it. How you wash has a big impact on a t-shirt's lifespan so to prolong its life, follow these recommendations:

  • Turn inside out before washing
  • Wash similar items together
  • Always use cold water
  • Avoid bleach or strong detergents
  • Line dry in the shade - don't tumble dry

Get the right size

Sizes shown are for a European market. For our North American customers we recommend choosing one size up. Refer to our guide below to make your best choice.

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