Change is a-coming in the UK, with elections and Brexit negotiations heating up. Everyone has a lot on their mind – and a lot to say. Now you can share your message with the world by wearing our new, exclusive limited-edition T-shirts.
An army of street and graffiti artists have lined up to create exclusive limited-edition protest T-shirts for The Big Issue Shop’s brand new #WEARABIGISSUE campaign. They have made designs that speak about issues that matter to them, and we know they matter to Big Issue readers too.
It’s exciting to see artists signing up to create one-off pieces that mean so much to them
London design studio +rehabstudio enlisted designers to come up with the concepts for these thought-provoking garments. The artists are Paul Insect, The Artful Dodger, Hayden Kays, Joe Webb, Ceal Warnants and Jessica Wilson, and Mau Mau. All the artists gave their time and talent to create these designs for us free of charge. Find out about all the designs in the artists’ own words, below, and see the T-shirts, photographed by top fashion photographer Marc Hayden and Hannah Mae Clark.
“T-shirts have been a statement of change for generations,” points out +rehabstudio’s Rob Bennett. “People are more socially aware than ever before, and we wanted to help The Big Issue create a brand that mixes cutting-edge art with social causes to create highly wearable, sharable, limited-edition fashion statements. It’s great to be under the umbrella of The Big Issue during its 25th anniversary year, and it’s exciting to see artists signing up to create one-off pieces that mean so much to them.”
Each limited-edition design is available in men’s and women’s T-shirt style, with either roll or plain sleeves. They are priced £30, with £3.50 post and packaging each on standard delivery. They are exclusively available to buy through The Big Issue Shop at bigissueshop.com – and remember, by shopping at The Big Issue Shop, your purchase has a social echo, helping us support social enterprises that support others.
Managing director of The Big Issue, Russell Blackman, says: “We are delighted to be working with some of the most respected street artists in the UK for our #wearabigissue exclusive T-shirt range, available at The Big Issue Shop. There is plenty of change coming in the UK and people have a lot on their mind. This limited-edition #wearabigissue range of garments will allow people to share what they feel passionate about and the change they want to see.