'Barnard Castle Eye Test' T-shirt - Willustration ft EyeEye
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- About the artist
- 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: White or Red
– Designed by Willustration
This satirical design by Willustration taps into the current national mood.
We feel it’s our civic duty as an Ethical enterprise to print these t-shirts to raise national awareness about the little known “Barnard Castle Eye Test”.
UK government adviser Dominic Cummings travelled to his family’s estate in Durham with his child and wife, who had developed coronavirus symptoms, during the national lockdown.
Cummings said he made an additional 30 mile trip to local tourist attraction Barnard Castle, while he was there, to “test his eyesight” before driving back to London.
To ensure the quality standards are up to scratch we’ve partnered with local Ethical Optician Eyeye to bring this design to you on our Ethically produced t-shirts.
We are Printed by Us – an Archer Project Initiative.
We employ people who have overcome homelessness and other adversities.
We run screen printing workshops, teaching new skills, as the people we work with move towards more fulfilling lives.
We collaborate with some of Sheffield’s finest artists to create unique designs.
We print artwork and garments
We sell what we produce.
We reinvest the profit.
We run more workshops.
We support more people.
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.