We Are Freo Tees | Rainbow Container Key Print
We have collaborated with 13 local, independent, and interdisciplinary artists as part of our 'We Are Freo' collection to bring you a one-of-a-kind, limited run of ANJELMS Project T-shirts. Each T-shirt is designed with the artist’s interpretation and personal connection to Fremantle city and is printed on Earth Positive T-shirts by Ethical Tees.
Ethical Tees are based in Sydney Australia and all products are made by the team there. Ethical Tees print using water-based eco-friendly and vegan ink, so there are no toxic plastic kinks or harmful resin in these products! The T-shirts themselves are produced by clothing suppliers that offer fair trade fair labour and sweatshop-free working conditions. They use socially responsible suppliers and sustainable printing practices and pledge 1% of their total sales back to the planet to preserve and restore the environment. EarthPositive® is produced exclusively from organic Indian cotton, and the entire production process is controlled and certified in accordance with the latest version of GOTS.
All products are labelled as Organic. 100% of the EarthPositive® production undergoes annual audits to comply with the FWF Code of Labour Practices in accordance with the International Labour Organisation’s conventions. EarthPositive® is made in manufacturing facilities powered by green renewable energy, from low-impact raw materials. The carbon footprint of EarthPositive® products has been reduced by some 90% and the calculations were certified under the PAS2050 standard by the Carbon Trust in the UK between 2007-2009.
Sabine Figaro is a local, self-taught watercolour artist known for her bright, happy sketches of native Australian flora and fauna. Sabine has such a vibrant, unique style, and with a background in microbiology, it is easy to see why Australian wildlife and the ocean are a constant inspiration in her work. Her Rainbow Container Key design is a combination of two iconic symbols in Fremantle – the Rainbow shipping container sculpture on Canning Highway that overlooks the port, and the Round House Prison which is one of Fremantle’s original buildings. Together, these symbols come together to form a key design, which represents the unlocking of one’s potential in a city that is full of creativity, adventure and possibilities. The two symbols also represent a sort of feeling of home for Sabine, as her home overlooks both the Shipping Container sculpture and the old Fremantle Prison.
Local ceramic artist Belen Berganza designed this print, who creates unique, contemporary, sustainable handmade ceramics using porcelain and earthenware. Belen’s work Began after four years of training in Spain, and has taken her across the world from Portugal to Southern France, to Bali and now to Fremantle. After 15 years, Belen’s work has been greatly influenced by Fremantle, its colours, people and nature. This design is inspired by Belen’s own connection to Fremantle’s iconography, its unique images that represent its community and spirit. The line upon which all of the images sit represents the time and space that connects all of them, the coastal, homely nature of Fremantle.
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