There a plenty basterds in the world, they are not seldom. In honour of Quentin Tarantino, if they are Basterds they are probably inglorious”. We can feel superior with this idea in mind. In this case it is all mixed up. Sugar that’s called ‘bastard’ is in fact quiet nice and sweet.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday, That is not our cup of tea. Excuse us if we make a critical note here. Why on earth do we need more and more stuff and preferably cheap as Trump. Why do we let our selves manipulate so easily by all those mega companies that makes us believe we will have never enough even while we are already buried and choking in stuff. The mayhem and frenzy at the stores looks like we are desperately seeking for the last drop of water, because we polluted the rest. Why are we so easy triggered to look out for nr. one and forget what kind of footprint our behavior leaves for the next generations? Speaking on behalf of me, ‘ I would never settle with the label consumer’ because that is not what I am and it certainly not defines me. It is something you do. It might as well be something you do with consciousness and intelligence. That brings me to the reason to sell our shirts with Awareness. And why we choose certain partners (in crime) to work with.
For instance: Warehouse Blauwdruck: is a warehouse with a different attitude They sell local produced art & artful items. They work with artist and creative and cradle to cradle entrepreneurs. Besides Blauwdruck warehouse owner Jorien exploits an art gallery. Warehouse Blauwdruck is located in a former Chinees restaurant and the remains of that are still visible. The interieur is basic, robust, sturdy, raw and slightly industrial never the less the atmosphere is warm and cosy. Deliroos is a lunchroom residing in the warehouse. So while feasting your eyes and contemplating witch original gift you are about to buy, one can enjoy nice comfort food.
And of course you will find our shirts present too. No shirts for lame ducks, but spicy prints on fair cottons. Together with Blauwdruck we will have our own Holliday action soon on Bleu Monday, Ruby Tuesday, Moody Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Thank God It’s Friday and Black Sabbath. keep your eyes open …..and keep track of us. Consume with conscious!
To follow up our statement: What about artful shopping with style?……… it is not a hollow one, check this:
Deputy chairwoman of the Provincial states of Overijssel, Anneke Beukers, welcomes an ‘Orange the World’ t-shirt from Vrouwenplatform Carree. This in the context of the international day against violence against women, an initiative of UN on 25 november 2017 .
Artwearness is responsable for the t-shirt print design and celebrates this very nice and warm collaboration with Vrouwen Carree. And one of us was present and in the picture (while usually backstage) during this offer.
As of today our cool designs are (again) available @ Warehouse Blauwdruck,Sassenstraat, Zwolle. This time we have something new to offer you: PICK & CHOOSE. This is how it looks:
Besides the physically present shirts from which you can choose from, you can select your own perfect choice. combining different prints to different shirts, colors and sizes. So what’s holding you back!!!!! Check Blauwdruck (nickname: warehouse little Berlin) in Zwolle.
With Artwearness design ‘Orange The World’ on political tour trough Overijssel to pin this subject on the political agenda! (Orange the World is a worldwide UN action to stand up agianst aggression and oppression to woman world wide)
Below, their own comment:
“Vandaag vanuit Vrouwenplatform Carree samen met onze projectleider Margien Vroom in Zwolle een t-shirt van Artwearness T shirt print design aangeboden aan wethouder Eefke Meijerink! Om aandacht te vragen voor het stoppen van geweld tegen vrouwen: Orangetheworld en ons project #DeNieuweToek”
Womans rights, it seems so naturally and absolutely evident. Do we, the free and independent woman, take it for granted? To be honest, taking myself as example, sometimes I do. It feels absolutely normal if I get equal treatment, if I do not have to worry about an (innocent) pad on the buttocks. Or serious powerplay between the sexes (or I’am not aware of it) . I do not encounter these complicated and belittling situations. Why? I am not sure but I grew up with the state of mind that woman suppose to be equal to men. I also grew up with the reality check that even though my mother and grandmothers fought for there right to be equal, in fact their world was not ready yet.
But my world is. And I consider myself lucky. I must say, independency and self esteem starts with your self and it need to be guarded and protected at al means.
I am a privileged woman, I see that. So my sisterhood oblige me to stand up for sisters in lesser situations. And I speak, when ever I can, On behalf of them and their future too.
The Royal We, Artwearness, share a workspace with Vrouwen platform caree, Zwolle. They are a serious workforce to empower woman. Young woman, vulnerable woman and isolated woman. Dutch woman who suffered aggression and oppression, Woman without perspective….And this is our very emancipated Holland! Leave alone all places in the world were woman has no rights and are demolished even by there own spouses.
Our workspace is a real suffragette community, all women!! And they make me aware of the need of woman issue awareness every day!
Of all people, woman, are probably still the largest group of discriminated, misused, abused, mutilated and attacked ones.
I like to introduce the following hash-tack to all of our sisters: #Powerflower.
Check this cool t- shirt design too, it is also discounted from 29,95 to 25,00
We presented our new design Non Conformist past week to you. In our blog we let you take a glance of our designers motives. A design can be just pleasing or esthetic, commercial and popular. Created for instant succes….
Maybe money making is less interesting than using all your creative powers and really make an effort to add something fresh to this world. That could be a thought, an idea, an opinion driven by other motives than opportunism and money. Plain and honest statements, they seem rare these days.
One of my ultimate Heroe of non conformism was The Wide Eyed Boy From Free Cloud, David Bowie. When I was a insecure teenager he thaught me, that being different was cool, ultra cool. He made artistic statements and was inimitable. Still, today, almost a year after he died, Ziggy’s Stardust was never more shining in his absents. Still he left a void. The world needs Little Wonders like he was.
We al seek for Saviour Machines, but as the lyrics of the song says, If you please them to much it will control and destroy you……It needs a counter word, an opposing word to sharpen his mind. It needs a Sense Of Doubt.
Day in Day out, we trie so hard to be a part of something bigger but in fact we our selves could be larger than the sum of our coins and the size of our ego. We could be Heroes, just for one day. Doing it the Right way….and Don’t Look Back In Anger
Dear David, we salute you and thank you for all the inspiration!
A new design @ artwearness by the title ‘Non Conformist’.
Globalization brings lots of opportunities and brings people and cultures together. Although it often results in equalizing and smoothing all the rough edges of basically everything. Regardless shape, colour, or scent, it ends up a mashed potato with insignificant color, shape and scent. I like to call it the McDonnalysation or Faceboocation of the world. You can travel to the most extreme outskirts of the world and meet different cultures and at the same time drink coke and talk about the same subjects and dance @ the same tunes. As I said theres something really democratic en equal about it, but is is also extremely boring when everyone and everything is alike. I Am born in the seven-tees and grew up in the eighties. To become distinctive and unique was my greatest search. I choke at the idea that I should act conform a (commercial) defined pear group. Maybe, it was just me. maybe I could not fit in anyway. But now I’ am so glad that I became my own. With my own ideals, dreams and oddness. I embrace it. And so should everyone embrace the oddity in her or him self and life it out! Don’t be a number or a sheep. Be unexpected.