MEGABAT KUSTOM REGULAR FIT ORGANIC TEE
Flying foxes (AKA bats) play a major role in the regeneration of native hardwood forests and rainforests. Acting as efficient poo couriers, they pollinate as they feed, dispersing seeds as they move through the forest. A single flying fox can disperse up to 60,000 seeds in a night. They're highly mobile with some travelling 500 km within 48 hrs. That’s some bloody impressive batting (insert some kind of cricket joke here – I dunno, I don’t like cricket).
Despite the essential service they perform to Australia, the grey-headed flying flying-fox megabat of awesome (or Pteropus poliocephalus as cool scientist peeps call them) is a threatened species. Their numbers have rapidly declined over a relatively short period of time, which is bloody shitful. They are, however, protected by law.
Unlike other pollinators like bees and birds, who are also great – just saying, flying-foxes can transport pollen over vast distances and also disperse larger seeds. Unforts the national population may have declined by over 30% between 1989 and 1999 alone, with an estimate for the species in 2019 put the number at 586,000. Considering flying foxes provide habitats for other flora and fauna species, adding value for hardwood timber, honey and native plant industries, losing them would put us squarely up shit creek, and we’re not doing that well as it is.
Climate change projections mean the impact of extreme heat events on flying-foxes will be a bloody disaster. And that’s not even considering the impact on other wildlife, particularly cryptic species, such as koalas and lyre birds (my favourite), which is less obvious.
Not being able to sit here and do fuck all, we’re extending our Australian species range to include our mates the megabat. Designed exclusively for us by @ junglejimsmith funds will go to Bob Brown Foundation.
Let’s quit fucking with the forests, put our money where our shirts are and start the convo to help our native, fuzzy mates keep their homes and protect this beautiful land we live on.
- Slim-Regular fit, Crew neck
- Light-mid weight, 100% organic combed cotton
Quality cotton grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides - (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
How to Measure: Lay an existing t-shirt flat. Body Width: Measure 3cm below armpit, from one side to the other. Body Length: Measure from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the t-shirt.
This item is from our Custom Collection. These are small run, individually made, unique pieces that are tops quality and really stand out in a crowd. Yeah, this means they take a little longer to be made and shipped: orders are processed on a Tuesday and then take 10 – 15 days to get to you. Oh, and ya gotta be careful about picking the right size. But it's totes worth it, to wear ethical, quality, individual style over bland commercial sweat-shop fast-fashion.