Posted on

the ETHICAL REBEL Magazine

Page featuring Rockulatr

We are very excited to launch the very first issue of the ETHICAL REBEL magazine for those who want to be sure that the clothes they buy are made ethically ie they are not made by slaves or children and don\'t pollute local rivers or the oceans. They want clothes that are made by workers in safe conditions, paid at a fair wage and are benficial to the environment.

In each issue we feature:

  • ethical fashion brands that care as much about people and the planet as they do about making amazing clothes;
  • the ethical issues these brands are tackling; and
  • an overview of progress being made in the fashion industry on key ethical issues

Issue 01

There are so many issues that need to be tackled in the fashion industry but for our first issue we decided to focus on:

  • wage slavery (use of sweatshops and trafficking in the supply chain);
  • pollution and the environment; and
  • the rebuilding of local fashion industries

Future Issues:

In future issues we plan to unpick, among other things: how pricing wars undermine your pay and the economy; the psychology of advertising; the use of undersized and underage fashion models; model abuse; lack of real-size models; design theft; and manipulative marketing.

 

the Ethical Rebel Magazine Issue 01 available now!

Posted on

Timeline 67 Chapter 1 Exhibition Preview

We launched Timeline 67 Chapter 1 with an Exhibition of the prints used on the t-shirts and the charities that each scene supports. Everyone had a blast and a few of our guests agreed to model for us

Posted on

Mobile Refugee Support

Mobile Refugee Support (MRS) IS one of the few NGOs still in France where clusters of refugees, mainly children, have set up camp as they wait to find a new home. They are often beaten and moved on with their possessions taken away by French police.

Artwork dedicated to Mobile Refugee Support

The artwork created for Timeline 67, Scene 2 is dedicated to Mobile Refugee Support, which will receive 50% of profits made on any products featuring artwork from this scene.

Why this artwork?

In this scene, 12 year old Anna is being helped to escape a desperate situation. The situation in France is also desperate but widely ignored by international organisations and the media. Children have had to flee from their homes where their families have been murdered or threatened with murder by ISIS. They cannot go home. If they return they\'ll die. The UK had pledged to take them but that promise has not yet materialised. They are waiting for a safe place to call home but meantime they must find some hole or corner where they can escape being beaten and abused just because they are there. And winter is fast approaching. They have no beds and no heat. What will become of them then?

Mobile Refugee Support provides mobile aid, consolidation and support to refugees and displaced peoples and is currently based and operating in northern France targeting locations that have been neglected by governments and larger NGOs.

MRS supplies basic essentials and necessities that enable more bearable conditions for those stranded without homes or safety in foreign countries, including relevant, helpful and up-to-date information.

Access to power is an integral part of their distributions, with each visit accompanied by a generator that can be used by up to 300 individuals at a time.

The team currently consists of a handful of dedicated and experienced humanitarian aid workers. Donations, whether financial or material, enable them to continue the work that many would be disadvantaged without.

50% of profit from these products support Mobile Refugee Support

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

Bringing Freedom

Bringing Freedom is a charity I've long admired for their passion in supporting victims of trafficking, raising awareness of the dangers for young people travelling abroad and how to spot the signs that someone is trafficked. 

Artwork dedicated to Bringing Freedom

The artwork created for Timeline 67, Scene 3 is dedicated to Bringing Freedom, which will receive 50% of profits made on any products featuring artwork from this scene.

Why this artwork?

In this scene, there's a section where Gabriella's hands have been tied up but someone has appeared to set her free. To me this is so symbolic of what Bringing Freedom is all about: setting people free from their bonds to their owners, both physically and emotionally. For once the victims are free there is an incredible amount of shame and low esteem they have to overcome, especially as they will often be rejected by their families if they were in sexual bondage. 

Human trafficking is the second most profitable crime with over 45 million people held in slavery worldwide. Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking. All it takes is a moment for an individual to be forced, coerced, or deceived into modern-day slavery. There are an estimated 14,000 victims currently in the UK.

In September 2014, 8 arrests were made in Devon and Cornwall linked to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Police arrested 5 women, aged 26-34, and 3 men, aged 35-37, on suspicion of trafficking people into the UK for the purpose of labour exploitation. One victim was made to sleep in a cupboard. Czech nationals were rescued, including 13 children.

Bringing Freedom is a non-profit Christian based Cornish charity helping to end human trafficking & modern day slavery.

Bringing Freedom raises awareness about the dangers surrounding human trafficking and slavery through fundraising events and presentations to help teach people about being cautious when travelling, when applying for jobs and how to identify the signs of trafficking and slavery.

Bringing Freedom's vision is to raise enough funds to build safe houses in Cornwall. These safe houses will help restore the lives of victims of human trafficking, slavery, and sexual abuse by providing a home, counselling, education, everyday life skills and job training, with full guidance on their new direction in life. To keep ongoing contact with each individual after they leave Bringing Freedom's care, to show that Bringing Freedom's love for them is always there.

https://www.facebook.com/bringingfreedomtoyou/

50% of profit from these products support Bringing Freedom

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

The Medaille Trust

The primary mission of The Medaille Trust is the empowerment of women, men and children, who have been freed from the human-trafficking and the modern day slavery industry in the UK, enabling them to regain their dignity and self-worth. They do this by providing safe housing and offering opportunities for physical and psychological healing, rehabilitation and protection to the victims in their care.

The Medaille Trust operates from 7 safe houses offering a total of 61 bed spaces to women, men and children. Their current range of safe house provision offers 3 dedicated women’s houses, 3 male houses and 1 specialist family centre. With their range of safe houses located across the country the trust can offer a warm and safe home with a loving team of staff to assist with the 1st stage of the victim’s recovery.

Challenge your local MPs
Challenge your local MPs to use their position to obtain funding from the seized assets of the traffickers to directly help victims.

‘Make Poverty History’
Work to support any initiative to ‘Make Poverty History’, so that there will be opportunities in all countries for young people to work, and so that traffickers will not be able to take advantage of such levels of poverty.

Become Informed
Become more informed on this issue and engage in conversation with others in your home, workplace, sports club and place of worship

http://www.medaille-trust.org.uk/

50% of profit on the following products support The Medaille Trust

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

Médecins Sans Frontières

Cholera is a deadly but treatable disease which affects millions worldwide.

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, rubbish collection and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhoea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense de-hydration, sometimes within a matter of hours.

Cholera is a serious risk in the aftermath of emergencies, like the Haiti earthquake of 2010, but can strike anywhere. The situation can be especially problematic in rainy seasons when houses and latrines flood and contaminated water collects in stagnant pools.

The disease is treatable and, in many situations, MSF teams have limited the death rate to less than one percent.

https://www.msf.org.uk/

Missing Maps Project
MSF are recruiting thousands of volunteers to map parts of the world most vulnerable to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, epidemics or conflict.

Maps they use are very often drawn on a piece of paper by someone who has been there. By supporting the Missing Maps Project with your time, you can directly contribute to MSF’s humanitarian medical activities as they use maps every day to get to patients, to assess the needs of crisis-hit communities, to track disease spread and to respond to local events.

http://www.missingmaps.org/

50% of profit on the following products support Médecins Sans Frontières

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

Timeline 67: The Novel

Set in 1901, Timeline 67 is inspired by local Cornish history and the shipwreck of Dutch schooner Voorspoed (or Prosperity) on Perranporth Beach in 1901. Chapter 1 introduces us to our lead ladies in Old Amsterdam, where Gabriella is persuaded to help Anna escape from her owner, Raoul. 

In future chapters we'll meet our reluctant heroes in Cornwall who rescue the girls from the wreck. As they try to retrieve Anna's treasures from looters they all stumble on a land of mixed up timelines (including the titular AD67) and discover a deeper, darker plot about to invade our world. 

Historical facts and characters are woven into the story, including the ship Voorspoed and Captain de Grooth, but the parts they play and the story itself is entirely fictional.

The story touches on some of the dark issues that affect our society today, combining the menacing beauty of Peaky Blinders and the dark machinations of Lucifer with the aesthetic appeal of Toulouse Lautrec.

Planned publishing date and book launch April 2018. To grab your copy, sign up for the emails below and we will let you know as soon as they come available.

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

The Timeline 67 T-Shirt Series

A Story in T-Shirts is an exciting new concept in story-telling. A series of t-shirts are illustrated with key scenes from a story, like a graphic novel, but the t-shirts are the pages. (The backs of the t-shirts contain Back Stories for the characters with an extra story insight.)

The very first story to be presented in this way is Timeline 67, a story set in 1901 and inspired by a shipwreck in Cornwall. 

Each t-shirt also has a sub-text story that is inspired by the giant issues we are currently facing in our society – trafficking, homelessness and the refugee crisis.

The t-shirts are being released as a limited edition of only 100 t-shirts. 

We operate a zero waste policy so the t-shirts are only printed when we know we have a buyer who wants and values them. This means that every t-shirt you order is specifically printed just for you.

We only make one order at the end of every month. Pre-orders open at the beginning of each month and close on the last day of each month.

Printed on the highest quality textile digital printer in the UK, the t-shirts are then signed and numbered by hand by author/illustrator Tracey Dockree and registered on a secure database so that you know you have the original t-shirt and not a copy.

Printing usually takes a fortnight so, allowing for delivery times and hand-signing limited edition items, your order should reach you by the end of the following month. For example, pre-orders made in April should arrive by the end of May. The notice at the bottom of the page will let you know the expected delivery date for pre-orders that day. 

We print on Earth Positive t-shirts made by Continental from organic cotton with a neutral carbon footprint and manufactured using renewable energy. Continental is a member of Fair Wear and operates a Fair Share policy to ensure their garment workers receive a fair wage.

The Timeline 67 T-Shirt Series

No posts found.

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

Factsheet: limited edition t-shirts

Each t-shirt has an illustrated scene from Timeline 67 on the front and the backstory of a character on the back.

These t-shirts are limited to 100 of each scene and will be signed and numbered with your name and number kept on a secure database to prevent it being copied.

The t-shirts are organic cotton, ethically manufactured and carbon neutral.

 

Choose your favourite limited edition T-Shirts

No posts found.

Sign up to our Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

Illustrated book bags

Designed for story lovers and art lovers, these high quality organic cotton book bags are ideal for stashing those books you want to read at the beach, the park or at book festivals.

Made using renewable energy sources and printed to order, just for you, to minimise waste.

These bags should last a while, but if there's any mishap and your bag gets damaged, send it back to us and we'll repair it for you.

Select your book bag

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

Illustrated t-shirts

These beautifully illustrated organic cotton t-shirts come in 4 designs: 

  • 1901 Ford Runabout (as featured in Scene 1 of Timeline 67)
  • Squiddie (as featured in Scene 5 of Timeline67)
  • Tracey Dockree's logo on black
  • Tracey Dockree's logo on white

Sizes available from birth up to 5XL

 

Choose your favourite Illustrated T-Shirts

No posts found.

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Posted on

Signed, limited edition artwork

There's great excitement here as we get ready for the Timeline 67 exhibition. I've just picked the Gallery Prints up from our local eco printers, Monkey Puzzle Art Prints, who are based at Mount Pleasant Eco Park near Porthtowan in Cornwall. A joy to travel to as I have to go past gorgeous views of the North coast beach at Porthtowan, and usually have to stop at the headland to enjoy the view and fresh sea air.

I used Adobe Illustrator to create these 5 scenes from Timeline 67 Chapter 1. I'm delighted at how well all the small details look when they're blown up into A1 sized prints. 

I'm only selling 100 prints of each design because I want our lovely fans to have the privilege of owning artwork that's an investment piece rather than mass-produced and commercial.

They are printed using a special process called Giclée, a fine art digital printing process where the highest quality pigment based inks are sprayed onto a high quality archival paper to produce a print that lasts over 75 years.

Each print is printed to order to minimise waste, so as soon as you place your order it gets sent to the team at Monkey Puzzle Art Prints, who will usually print it within the next 4 working days.

All prints are signed and numbered by hand by the illustrator, Tracey Dockree, and entered onto our secure database so that we can identify whether any prints are originals or fakes.

Gallery Prints are A1 in size: 594 x 841 mm / 23.4" x 33.1"

A4 Prints are 210 x 297mm / 8.3″ x 11.7″

For more information about each Print and to choose your preferred size, select it below.

 

Newsletter

NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Signed, Limited Edition Art Prints