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|
|15 1/2||16 1/4||17||17 3/4||18 1/2||19 1/2||20 1/2||21 1/2||23||24 1/2|
|13||13 1/2||14||14 1/2||15||15 3/4||16 1/2||17 1/4||18||18 3/4|
|4 5/8||4 3/4||4 7/8||5 1/8||5 3/8||5 1/2||5 5/8||5 7/8||6 1/8||6 3/8|