Crane Tank - Our Water is Sacred
Around the shop, we have been calling this our Water Tank.
Features a beautiful, fresh woodland style painting of a Crane, by renown Ojibwa artist Donald Chretien. We were designing a shirt to address our concerns about water, and remembered this painting by Don, which we thought was amazing, and gets the point across in a quiet way. Underneath are the words: Our Water is Sacred.
Beautiful 5 colour, water-based silkscreen print on a pre-washed soft 50% cotton/ 50%poly blend, Neon Blue coloured tank.
Unisex sizes XS-2XL - (please note: size S is currently only available in American Apparel Hi-Dive blue, 100% cotton)
In 2010 the UN declared access to clean water and sanitation a human right. Yet an estimated 20,000 First Nations people living on reserves across Canada, have no access to running water or sewage. At any one time, 110-130 First Nations are under boil water advisories because their water is not safe to drink.
Why we switched to water-based inks:
As Indigenous people, we are stewards of the land, we need to lead by example. So from this point forward, we are walking the talk. No more toxic solvents or inks on any of our new shirts. We now use water based inks exclusively! No solvents or chemicals! Now printed on soft premium cotton shirts. Unlike typical screen printing, where plastisol ink is layered on top of the shirt, these inks are printed right into the fabric of the shirt. After washing a few times, you will not feel a heavy layer of ink, like most printed t-shirts, just soft cotton.
This is our small part in keeping our water clean for generations to come. We know you feel the same, and we hope you show your support at our online store or at our booth on the powwow trail. Miigwech/Nya:wen/Thank you!