You guys know I can't get enough animal related clothing. Some people wear their heart on their sleeve, I wear my love for animals on my shirt, pants, hoodies.. you name it. If it's cute, I love it. If it sends a message about veganism or animal welfare, I need it. If I can have all these things, AND my purchase helps animals, I will buy it, hands down. At this point, I almost can't justify spending money on any other clothing item unless a portion of it goes to helping animals. I've talked to you guys about my love for The Tree Kisser, Alba Paris, Vegan Police Shop, and a few others. Today I want to talk about Operation Preservation by Arm The Animals.
Operation Preservation is focused on saving animals that are on the brink of extinction. The 4 core animals you see on this collection is: pandas, elephants, rhinos, and lions. Here's the designs of the shirts from their Instagram:
The message of these designs are real, and if I'm being honest, hard to read without getting emotional. Even now as I type this, I'm getting choked up. I personally did not know that elephants and rhinos are so close to extinction that they could be no more by 2020, less than 4 years from our present day. And that lions could be extinct by 2050! I can't imagine if I ever have kids and then eventually grandkids, and I show them one of my personal favorite movies, The Lion King, and them having to ask me "Grandma, what's a lion?" I love all of these beautiful creatures, but the hardest one for me is the pandas. Pandas are absolutely one of my favorite animals. I knew that their situation was dire, and that there's a lot of places in China trying to help these animals reproduce. But to know that there's 1,864 pandas left in the wild? It breaks my heart.
Not only do these shirts spread awareness for these beautiful and majestical creatures, for the entire month of April, Arm The Animals will be donating 20% of the proceeds from this collection and splitting it between Wildaid, Wildlife SOS in India, Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, and Save The Rhino. These organizations are determined to helping to save these animals from extinction
We are the voices of animals. It's our job to spread awareness of these very real problems these animals are facing. If you wear these shirts during your every day life, more people will be aware of these problems and want to help. It's a chain reaction that can start with one person, and spiral from there. I'm so grateful that ATA has created this collection and is dedicated to helping these animals as well. It's a beautiful thing and I truly hope you decide to support this cause. The prices are completely fair knowing what you're paying for. I ordered the panda shirt in the black and white raglan, which I haven't received yet otherwise I would've posted a photo of it. Even still, I've read reviews and I know that they offer great quality shirts. You won't have to worry about washing them once and them falling apart.
ATA offers different styles for both men and women. Tshirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts in all of these designs. If I'm being honest, I want the entire collection. ATA is offering a giveaway on their Instagram for this entire collection, so absolutely follow them and enter! My fingers are super duper crossed for this one!
They offer other designs for cat lovers, dog lovers, wildlife lovers, and animal lovers in general. They have a current special where you can get 3 cat/dog/wildlife tank top, tshirts, or both for $33, which is only $11 a shirt and so totally worth it! It's like a blind bag kind of thing since you can't choose, but they're designs are all so cute regardless. They also offer mugs, iPhone cases, kid's clothing, pet accessories, hats, bags, and more! They're a small company, so please help support them as they help to support animals!