We Rebels at Prickly Thistle are always on the lookout for projects that change the world and when we came across this one we had to be involved. We were inspired the moment we first discovered Professor Ed Hawkins' climate stripes infographic! Instantly we thought - how could we take this message and weave it into the fabric of what we do, what we stand for and the difference it can make.....
So we did, and we have woven one of the most important tartans to date to support the incredible work that is behind Climate Stripes data and ultimate influence on world leaders.
With the kind support of Ed and the whole team at The University of Reading we have created a collection of items to make a difference. The collection comprises of items either being sold at less than cost to support a charitable donation or sold with a 50% of profits donation.
The blanket, belt, fabric by the metre and A4 fabric sample certificate items will be sold to help raise funds for Client Earth. Client Earth use the power of the law to protect all life on the planet. They are a team of over 250 people across eight offices, dedicated to protecting life on Earth. They work in over 50 countries, ingeniously using the law to create systemic change. They focus on the most pressing environmental challenges, because a future in which people and planet thrive together isn't just possible - it's essential.
It is hoped we can together raise £110k to help fund a PhD research project which you can read more about here All of the items and tartan fabric is available for pre-order up to the 31st December 2022 only.
UPDATE JAN-23 : WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELP FUND THIS PHD THEREFORE WE WILL BE RUNNING THE PRODUCTION OF THE CLIMATE STRIPES COLLECTION UNTIL WE DO. WE ONLY HAVE ONE PLANET....
Clare and the Team