Bleeding Heart Dove t shirt by Anthony Radcliffe



The Artwork:

A very shy and secretive bird, the Bleeding Heart Dove can be found in the rain forests of the Philippine Island of Luzon. They are distinguished by the very perfect patch of red feathers on their breast which gives them their name and the look having been injured. They have been known to use this distinctive characteristic to defend their young by pretending that they are wounded and thereby luring predators away from their nests. Where upon, they run away. They spend most of their lives on the ground, and only fly to trees to roost. They are very used to running, and have have relatively long legs for the purpose.

I first learned of this beautiful bird on a visit to London Zoo, when walking through an aviary and almost stepping on one when it darted across my path to hide in a small bush and look quizzically at me. I thought it was the most endearing little critter, and was compelled to find out more about them from the staff there.
These exquisite birds are not doing well in the wild due to the destruction of their habitat. The Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove is near threatened while the Mindanao Bleeding Heart Dove is vulnerable. Three other species, namely the Negros, Sulu and Mindoro species may well require captive breeding to sustain the populations.

Wear this Bleeding Heart Dove t-shirt and help raise awareness for a wonderful bird.

The shirts:

These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with cool-max-image-e1485361440757.png fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.

The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.

The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.

These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.

These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.

The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.

The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.

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