When European explorers 'discovered' lands on the other continents, there were already people living there. All too often the explorers took the land away from the native or indigenous peoples and either killed them or suppressed them. In many cases, the native languages and cultures were suppressed and the natives were forced to adopt Western ways. Unfortunately, this isn't just a thing of the past -- many Indigenous Peoples and their cultures are still threatened today.
10% percent of proceeds for this hoodie will go back to Indigenous Communities, i.e.,
FIT & FEATURES:
/ Relaxed regular fit
/ Athletic rib knit cuffs
/ Double-lined hood
/ Runs smaller than usual
50% cotton/50% polyester / Machine wash cold / Tumble dry low
We decided to use the Māori flag in our design as the colours represent what Self Sovereignty stands for.
Black represents Te Korekore the realm of Potential Being. It represents the long darkness from where the world emerged. It represents the heavens, the male element us formless, floating and passive.
White represents Te Ao Marama, the realm of Being and Light. It is the Physical World. White symbolises purity, harmony, enlightenment, balance and air rising.\
The Koru, curling frond shape, represents the unfolding of new life, that everything is reborn and continues. It promises renewal and hope for the future.
Red represents Te Whei Ao, the realm of Coming into Being. It symbolises female, active, flashing, south, yelling, emergence, forests, land, gestation and spirals. Red is Papatuanuku, Earth Mother, the sustainer of all living things. Red is the colour of earth from which the first human was made.
The design represents the balance of natural forces with each other. To live life is to live with nature. To appreciate life is to understand nature.
Designed by: Hiraina, Jan, and Linda 1990