Last month we got to create sustainable Canadian clothing for Diabetes Awareness Month, which takes place in November. The custom recycled t-shirts were designed by community members, and ordered by The Ontario Native Women's Association.
The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization which empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development, services and programming that focus on local, regional and provincial activities.
We printed recycled long sleeves for adults, the design represents a combination of Western medicine and traditional ways of healing and well-being.
Both of the designs were the 1st and 2nd winners from the Diabetes Awareness Month Art contest that ONWA held and feature winning original art pieces of Indigenous community members here in Ontario. The drawings were converted by our design team into a digital file so we could print it on shirts! The kids t-shirt design promotes traditional ways of healthy eating .
One of our founders, Hailey is type 1 diabetic herself. She was especially excited about this order, so we decided to deliver it to ONWA ourselves!
We got to take a tour of their beautiful facility, and meet some of their lovely staff members.
One of our favourite parts about our business is getting to meet the actual people behind the emails and t-shirts, and getting to learn more about the important work they do in our community.
This order for eco-friendly t-shirts recycled over 5000 plastic bottles into clothing, and saved 159 days worth of lightbulb energy compared to conventional clothing. Eco friendly choices and options help our community to protect and heal Mother Earth. Amazing!
Thank you ONWA for choosing sustainable Ungalli clothing,