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Wangari Maathai Short Sleeve Trailblazer Tee
Wangari Maathai Short Sleeve Trailblazer Tee

Wangari Maathai Short Sleeve Trailblazer Tee

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In honor of Wangari Maathai, we have created this exclusive short sleeve tee illustrated by artist Tanganyika Zinzani. This 100% cotton tee features a portrait of the earth defender and is the perfect way for your piccolina to celebrate her inner activist.

About Wangari Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011) was a Kenyan politician, environmental activist, and the first black African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Her work was often considered both unwelcome and subversive in her own country, where her outspokenness constituted stepping far outside traditional gender roles. Maathai earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in the United States and went on to receive a Ph.D. at the University of Nairobi in 1971, becoming the first woman in either East or Central Africa to earn a doctorate. She began teaching in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Nairobi and in 1977 she became chair of the department. While working with the National Council of Women of Kenya, Maathai developed the idea that village women could improve the environment by planting trees to provide a fuel source and to slow the processes of deforestation and desertification. The Green Belt Movement, an organization she founded in 1977 planted 30 million trees by the early 21st century. Leaders of the Green Belt Movement established the Pan African Green Belt Network in 1986 in order to educate world leaders about conservation and environmental improvement. In addition to her conservation work, Maathai was also an advocate for human rights, AIDS prevention, and women’s issues. 

  • 100% Cotton
  • 5-7% shrinkage
  • Unisex fit
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • Made in Peru
Measures (in Inches)
Side neck point to hem
Chest width
Arm length
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15 1/216 1/41717 3/418 1/219 1/220 1/221 1/22324 1/2
1313 1/21414 1/21515 3/416 1/217 1/41818 3/4
4 5/84 3/44 7/85 1/85 3/85 1/25 5/85 7/86 1/86 3/8

Customer Reviews

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Joni R.
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My granddaughters love these statement t’s. I have spent my career in the green industry and was so happy to see the Wangari Maathai as part of the collection. Love Jane Goodall too!

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Linda A.
Love the shirt!

Wonderful shirts with a message!

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Lehua
Inspiring Environmentalist

Before there was a Greta, came Wangari. Wangari was a trailblazer not only for the environment and sustainability, but for women as well. I was thrilled to see Piccolina’s choices for their tees, especially those that are not widely known—like Wangari and Zaha Hadid. The tees are made from high quality cotton and the colors are rich and vibrant. Another plus from this company is how they use different artists for their designs. I’ve already purchased 5 shirts for my nieces and nephews and will definitely purchase more. Very well made product from a socially responsible company!

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Beth W.
Beautiful t heralding remarkable woman

I had the sweet pleasure of meeting Wangari Maathai when she received the Nobel peace prize and spoke at Luther College in Decorah Iowa. This beautiful t shirt does justice to a remarkable woman who led her fellow country women to plant trees and reverse the ecological and economic impacts of environmental destruction. And then she went on to lead her country.

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Jan H.
Nice quality and fun to wear

The shirts are very nice quality and printing is clear, crisp, and colorful. My granddaughters love the Jane Goodall shirt and I bought one for myself. The first time I wore it with them, they loved it! I have now bought one for their Mom.

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Joni R.
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My granddaughters love these statement t’s. I have spent my career in the green industry and was so happy to see the Wangari Maathai as part of the collection. Love Jane Goodall too!

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Linda A.
Love the shirt!

Wonderful shirts with a message!

L
Lehua
Inspiring Environmentalist

Before there was a Greta, came Wangari. Wangari was a trailblazer not only for the environment and sustainability, but for women as well. I was thrilled to see Piccolina’s choices for their tees, especially those that are not widely known—like Wangari and Zaha Hadid. The tees are made from high quality cotton and the colors are rich and vibrant. Another plus from this company is how they use different artists for their designs. I’ve already purchased 5 shirts for my nieces and nephews and will definitely purchase more. Very well made product from a socially responsible company!

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Beth W.
Beautiful t heralding remarkable woman

I had the sweet pleasure of meeting Wangari Maathai when she received the Nobel peace prize and spoke at Luther College in Decorah Iowa. This beautiful t shirt does justice to a remarkable woman who led her fellow country women to plant trees and reverse the ecological and economic impacts of environmental destruction. And then she went on to lead her country.

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Jan H.
Nice quality and fun to wear

The shirts are very nice quality and printing is clear, crisp, and colorful. My granddaughters love the Jane Goodall shirt and I bought one for myself. The first time I wore it with them, they loved it! I have now bought one for their Mom.