'Stick to the Plan' Sweater - Kid Acne
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- Why Printed By us
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- Recycling standards
– Made from a blend of organic cotton cuttings and locally recycled plastic bottles (60% Recycled pre-consumer cotton organically grown 40% Recycled post-consumer polyester)
– Style: Regular
– Colour: Melange Black
– Designed by Kid Acne
About the artist
This limited edition design by Kid Acne was Printed By us and is available exclusively through our online shop.
In Kid Acne’s own words:
“I fell in love with screen printing as a teenager. I was living with my Dad at the time and we both decided to do an evening class at the local community centre. I'd just finished my GCSE's and was starting a BTec in Art & Design. For me, the entire process and aesthetic was exactly what I'd been looking for and it was a great way for us to spend some quality time together.
Twenty five years on (and partly thanks to my Dad's encouragement to “never get a proper job"), screen printing remains integral to my studio practice and is a huge part of my life as a professional artist.
Despite being an incredible inspirational and creative soul, my Dad suffered with a series of mental health issues throughout his life. He became alcohol dependent and after decades of self-medicating, sadly passed away in 2015 due to cirrhosis. The following year, I decided to quit drinking and became a patron of @_project6_ with the view of helping raise money and awareness to support families and individuals experiencing similar struggles.
We have recently teamed up with another local organisation, @printedbyus to create a limited edition screen print, aptly titled STICK TO THE PLAN - available exclusively from printedbyus.org. All proceeds go directly to @_project6_ and @printedbyus.”
Through Printed By us, our printing team have learned new skills and are moving forward towards employment. All income is reinvested back into Printed By us – an Archer Project initiative.
Printing Positive Change
This T-shirt was hand printed by a vulnerable adult in recovery from homelessness and other complex circumstances. They received the “Real Living Wage” for their efforts and every penny from this shirt goes back into growing Printed By us.
This item is made from organic cotton grown on a GOTS certified organic cotton farm in India. Organic cotton is grown without use of harmful chemicals and pesticides and uses less water – kinder to people and planet.
This T-shirt was handmade in a factory powered by green renewable energy in India which has been approved by the Fair Wear Foundation - a non-profit who assess fair and proper working conditions wages and employment terms.
We salvage the cuttings from organic cotton textile production, shred them and turn them back into soft cotton fibres. We add fibres made from locally recycled plastic bottles to obtain the cotton and polyester blend. We spin the blended fibres into fine yarn to make fabrics.