When you think about Perth icons what comes to mind? We asked you this very question last week, but what we didn’t tell you was that we had a secret agenda when we did!
You see, we’ve been working on a collaborative design with popular Perth store Oli Clothing, attempting to create a shirt that encapsulates all of the things we love about Perth – and a heap of your suggestions made the cut…
We’re talking some obvious ones like the Swan River, Cottesloe beach, Optus Stadium, black swans, quokkas, long macs topped up and the Dingo Flour factory…
Most pleasing though were a few cult icons that ended up getting a run, like the spud king himself, Tony Galati, the Telstra building’s forbidden half pipe, the Bayswater Bridge and of course our complete inability to merge on the freeway.
We absolutely freakin’ love it, and think you will too, with the best news of all being that all profits made from the sales of the shirts, pullovers and caps will be going straight to WA-based not-for-profit, zero2Hero.
zero2hero is “dedicated to increasing the understanding of mental health issues and the awareness of mental health services among children and young people through innovative programs, events, and education.”
zero2hero’s Marketing & Comms Manager Laura Incognito broke it down a little further for us: “All funds raised for zero2hero goes towards supporting our schools mental health programs and leadership camps. Every year, we impact thousands of young people across WA with these programs, to ensure they have the tools needed to positively manage their mental health, and support others to do the same.”
They run events like zero2hero day and Camp Hero that equip school-aged children and teenagers with the skills to speak up when they’re struggling along with having the confidence to stand up and support their friends when they may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, self-harm or suicidal thoughts.
Great cause, great design – what’s not to love?
Our Perth Is OK! x Oli Clothing colab officially drops tonight (September 14) at 5pm and only runs until midnight this Sunday 18 September – visit the Oli Clothing Website to place your order now!