During Australia's devastating black summer of bushfires the collective global heartbreak was palpable, to try to do our little bit we hosted a 3 day fundraiser with profits being shared between Friends of the Koala and Wires.
As part of the sale and as an ongoing fundraiser we created our Koala love t to add something appropriate and heartfelt to our offering.. this is especially so as this illustration was done by my mother artist Lyn Skillings an amazing artist and illustrator who for 20 years did most of the botanical illustrations you would have seen walking in the national parks on Australia.. growing up in the Northern Rivers of NSW where my mum worked at National Parks we raised and cared for many injured animals and very often had sick Koalas in our laundry until they were well enough to release back into the wild.. the image is also of a mother koala and cub.... love .. family.. healing .. compassion.
and look at gorgeous 'Charlotte' who we also adopted through Friends of the Koala as part of our donation.
I originally did this t shirt under my first label marnie skillings in 2006... see last image.. thought a comeback of this t in aid of the bushfire healing was in order.
was such a thrill to see the t shirt embraced and worn.