Choose Sarcasm 'Whatever' Tees with Penguin


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These awesome tees are the brainchild of local whānau pakihi "Choose Sarcasm".

Each tee has 'Engari mō tēnā' printed on it, as well as the Penguin illustration. Available in 3 colours (copper, black and pink) and several sizes! Please see size guide in the images section.

Why a penguin? Well New Zealand is actually home to the worlds smallest penguin species, the Kororā or Little Blue Penguin. The Kororā is native to New Zealand, where it breeds in burrows or in rocky shorelines and is actually an endangered species, with its population having declined due to human activities such as fishing, pollution, and the destruction of its habitat.
Choose Sarcasm like them so much they're actually lifetime supporters of the West Coast Penguin Trust - the Trust conducts research into the ecology of penguins in order to better understand their needs and threats to them. On the basis of its research, the Trust instigates practical conservation projects that benefit both coastal wildlife and the community. It also advises all four Councils and DOC on penguin management and protection. By buying this specific tee, you are supporting the work of the Trust too.

"Sometimes we just need a hint of sarcasm. Sometimes a little, is enough.
'Engari mō tēnā' is a kiwaha that sarcastically means 'whatever'. It's like a verbal eye-roll 🙄. 'Choose Sarcasm' doesn't have a direct translation, so instead we picked a sarcastic Māori phrase. Have you ever heard that saying, "Family is not an important thing. It's everything"?
Yeah, we couldn't agree more. But you know what else resonates with us?
"Family: where drama never takes a holiday." We love that one too.
Luke and Alice are the 'parental figures' (and high school sweethearts) in this little circus, Taylor's the firstborn (and self-proclaimed favourite), and Ruby is the youngest by 13 years.
Ok, let's meet the team – there are five of us: Taylor, Luke, Alice, Ruby, and, of course, Lunar, the puppy. IT'S MORE THAN US THOUGH.
And when we say family, we really mean it.
It's not just how we run the business but we have boyfriends, cousins, and yes, even reluctant aunties moonlighting as models. Sure, you could argue it's a clever cost-cutting manoeuvre, but really, it's all a sneaky little plot.
So, when we say whānau, we mean it in every sense of the word".

Weight: 180g/m²
Fabric: 100% Cotton Single Jersey Knit.
Jersey cotton is a type of knitted fabric known for its soft, comfy feel and laid-back aesthetic. The textile is also notably stretchy. While traditional cotton doesn't have this flexibility, the knitting technique gives it an elastic quality, even without blending synthetic fibers like elastane or spandex.

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