'Nightflowers' T-shirt - Borg
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Nightflowers: The ghosts or missteps of your past can serve as positive building blocks for the future. In Nightflowers the past is nourishing the present moment.
– 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 fit
– Colour: Melange Black
– Designed by Borg
Dan Waters goes by the pseudonym Borg and is a pen and ink artist from Sheffield, producing mostly black and white work. He’s been working with dip pen, Indian ink and fine-liners for the past few years after deciding to focus on visual art, having come from a background in music as a singer/songwriter.
Growing up in and around the Peak District, with a love for exploring and travelling, his work is inspired by English folklore and the cycle of life and death in nature. His work often focuses on the regenerative properties of death in the natural environment. Celebrating harmony and sustenance, while lamenting personal loss. Woodland animals, creatures and birds are elevated to emblematic metaphors of our ominous environmental situation, playing our narratives of struggle and conflict. The other main component of his practice is screenprinting. Over a couple of years as lead screenprinter at APG Works in Sheffield, Dan has worked with many local and international artists on a wide variety of different print editions.
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.