This artwork was drawn during the early stages of lockdown in South Africa, when our immediate future was looking very uncertain. It draws inspiration from the dung beetle, which always keeps direction, no matter what comes in its way. African jazz diva Miriam Makeba made a song about this: its Xhosa name “Qongqothwane” is very difficult to pronounce and hence it is often simply called “The Click Song”. She explains the song as a traditional folk song, which refers to the knocking beetle, which makes clicking sounds and can revolve the top part of its body in any direction. The beetle is used in children's games to point the way home, but also has a deeper symbolism, pointing the way to a better future in times of trouble. It also draws inspiration from an Estonian minister who once said the following of a crisis his country was going through: “The troubles of today is the fertilizer of tomorrow”.
Our fabric has been given a long last finish to give extra wear. 5% Spandex gives extra comfort and helps keep the shape of this carefully crafted garment over time. Inks are all formaldehyde free and meet highest eco standards. T-shirts are branded with a small clip logo on the sleeve.
Fabric: 180g, 95% combed cotton, 5% spandex
Fit: semi fitted with a bound neckline
Proudly made in South Africa