Animals were recurrent images in the representation of migrant’s countries of origin, where the contact with nature is often part of everyday life. The fish underneath were drawn by a man from Nigeria: his family in law was a family of fisherman, and he enjoyed going fishing with them. He also clearly remembers the insects that “made [his] life impossible” while he was in the Libyan desert, waiting to reach the shore and finally cross the Mediterranean.
50% of gross profits from the sale of this item shared with Borderline Sicilia – Pachino, Italy
When asked about the difficulties encountered by the organisation, one of Borderline Sicilia’s members mentions both the growing climate of hostility towards migrants and asylum seekers, and lack of resources. After all, monitoring and legal work is no telegenic activity. Particularly, the crucial monitoring work that forms the basis for all other activities is carried out by volunteers who travel back and forth across Sicily on a daily basis to visit centres, gather direct testimonies, and then report their findings through the blog, newsletters, and social media. 75 € is the average daily cost for all Borderline Sicilia’s volunteers, including telephone and transportation costs. Through our dedicated line, Thrǣdable customers will be able to contribute to these reimbursements, thereby ensuring that Borderline Sicilia’s volunteers can continue their vital work of monitoring, reporting and advocating on Europe’s frontier, ensuring that the real stories of migrants and asylum seekers continue to be told.
Sustainability & Care
-Manufactured in fair working conditions
– 100% Certified organic cotton
-Printed by hand with water-based inks without any toxic chemicals
How to take care of Animals?
-Do not wash at a temperature higher than 40° C
-It is preferable to avoid ironing at a high temperature directly on the print, especially before the first wash. We suggest ironing inside-out.