THE REFUGEE ACTION COLLECTION
We’ve collaborated with artists SAM and Rithika Pandey on this collection in support of Refugee Action, who provide care and support to those who have fled their homes in fear and help them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK.
The Refugee Action capsule collection includes exclusively designed artwork by artists Rithika Pandey, SAM and Joe Carter. 50% of all proceeds from the collection will be donated and shared between the artists involved and Refugee Action who are working to help protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
Refugee Action helps refugees who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes. British laws surrounding asylum are convoluted, discriminatory and serve as a source of extreme stress. The incredibly complex system provides only limited financial support. Refugee Action, seeing the lack of compassion in this process are working to help protect the rights of people seeking safety. When refugees and people seeking asylum arrive in the UK with nothing, Refugee Action make sure they have the basic support they need to survive. Then, they help them to build safe, happy and productive lives in their new home.
SAM is an anonymous artist and asylum seeker living in the UK. SAMS poem on Peace reflects the heart-rending stories of the people she met in her search for sanctuary. Refugee Action have been able to provide SAM with the support and help to amplify her voice.
Rithika Pandey is a contemporary visual artist from Mumbai. Born in Varanasi, her childhood saw her spend a lot of time across Africa, including countries like Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. This diverse spectrum of cultural influences enriches her work with an array of stunning colours and symbols as she addresses the ideas of self, displacement, space-body dynamics as well as the anxieties and absurdities of everyday human existence.
Our tees are made from 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton making them super soft, durable and chemical-free. Our Totes and Hoodies are made from recycled materials and everything is printed to order to help us eliminate waste. Each design is printed Direct-To-Garment with water-based inks which are better for the environment and have no harsh chemicals.