doodlewear Kool Sneakers, Kea! art print t shirt by Melina van Wyk
Kool Sneakers, Kea! tee - art for a cause - doodlewear

Kool Sneakers, Kea! tee - art for a cause


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doodlewear 'Kool Sneakers, Kea!' (November 2018) art print t shirt by New Zealand Digital Artist Melina van Wyk and is dedicated to her autistic son. This quality t shirt features a whimsical digital illustration art print celebrating the world’s only alpine parrot, the Kea. The artwork depicts a streetwise New Zealand Kea bird dressed in classic street shoes wearing headphones. It is digitally signed by the artist.

"‘Clown of the mountains’, the Kea is a true New Zealand icon. The Kea, like my son, is full of attitude, cheeky and synonymous with mischief“.

Did you know that children and adults with sensory sensitivity wear noise-cancelling headphones to avoid sensory overload by blocking out noise and distractions so that they can focus? My experience with postnatal depression and caring for a child on the autism spectrum got my creative gears turning on how I could help raise awareness.  People with autism have a unique view of the world – captured so well by the Māori word for autism 'Takiwātanga' which means in his/her own time and space."


Art for a cause: $5 from every Kool Sneakers, Kea! t-shirt sold will be donated to Altogether Autism

Melina will generously donate $5 from each of her 'Kool Sneakers, Kea!' t shirts sold to Altogether Autism

Melina is passionate about giving back to her community, particularly to organisations that make a difference in many people's lives.

"As a mother of an autistic child, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to navigate a diagnosis, learn about your child, and differentiate between available information and services.

Altogether Autism is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing health and disability information, advice, and equipment to enable people to live the life they choose. They are a fantastic and reliable source of support and information for parents and caregivers."

To find out more, visit Altogether Autism and Your Way.

  • Available in adult, youth and kids sizes.

  • Materials:

    • LADIES Mali TeeLight weight, 150 GSM, 34-singles. 100% combed cotton.

    • LADIES Maple Tee, MENS Staple Tee and KIDS/YOUTH TeeMid weight, 180 GSM, 28-singles. 100% combed cotton.
  • Preshrunk to minimise shrinkage.

  • Each quality art print garment is printed with love in New Zealand on demand especially for you.

  • CLICK HERE for information on product care, art print reproduction, shipping and doodlewear terms & conditions.

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