You Can't Eat $$$ - Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt

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  • Regular price $24.99

This design is taken from and paraphrases for following First Nations wisdom, that we desperately need to embrace in a hurry:

'When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.'

The quote is attributed to Alanis Obomsawin (born 31 August 1932) is a Canadian filmmaker of Abenaki descent born in New Hampshire, and raised primarily in Quebec; she has produced and directed many National Film Board of Canada documentaries on First Nations culture and history.

The design features $100 notes. Benjamins! For some, the most important thing on Earth, for others a necessary evil. Love money, or loath it; you sure can't eat it, once we've finally killed the biosphere.

The back features our extruded neo-gothic Defy logo as a printed outside label print.

$2 from the sale of each of these shirts will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup to support their technologies to remove plastics from the World's oceans.

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. A full-scale deployment of our systems is estimated to clean up 50 % of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.

We will post a rolling tally of the donations that have been made to support this important initiative.

You can learn more about The Ocean Cleanup here:

This American Apparel t-shirt is the smoothest and softest t-shirt you'll ever wear. Made of fine jersey, it has a durable, vintage feel. These classic-cut shirts are known for their premium quality, as well as ability to stand up to a washing machine (will maintain size and color after many washes).

• Fine jersey
• Slim fit
• Double stitched
• Made in the USA, sweatshop free


Imperial Size Guide:

Chest (inches) 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50 50-52
Waist (inches) 28-30 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38 40-42 44-48


Metric Size Guide:

Chest (cm) 76-81 86-91 97-102 107-112 117-122 122-127 127-132
Waist (cm) 71-76 76-81 81-84 84-86 91-97 102-107 112-122