Clouded Leopard by Maximino Rajado



The artwork:

Classically considered a single species, the Clouded Leopard has recently been split into two species. Based on analysis of mitochondrial DNA, microsatellites and morphology, Neofelis nebulosa is restricted to mainland Southeast Asia, and N. diardi is found on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo.

From 2008 both species are now classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. These forest dependent big cats are suffering from the rapid destruction of their habitat and increased illegal trade in their hides and bones. Their preferred habitat is evergreen tropical rainforest, but there are also records from dry and deciduous forest, as well as secondary and logged forests.

With their coats patterned with distinctive large cloud shaped markings, and a distinctly elongated tail – for a large cat, the clouded leopard is perfectly suited to its arboreal lifestyle. They have particularly long canines and short legs with big paws.

Max has created beautiful artwork for our Eagle t-shirt, Vulture t-shirt, Sumatran Tiger t-shirt, as well as our Boris Karloff t-shirt and Bernini’s David t-shirt.

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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