bassike mini is always on the top of our lists when shopping for quality, classic pieces for our children. So when they release their annual charity tee? It's a must-buy.
Every year, bassike creates a limited edition mini Christmas t-shirt in support of the Mirabel Foundation – a non-for-profit charity supporting children who have been orphaned due to parental illicit drug use. The mini t-shirts are sold across bassike’s stores and online, and all proceeds raised are donated to the Mirabel Foundation. This year, they have created a koala print t-shirt, printed on a 100% organic cotton jersey and made in Australia. We spoke to their team about their work with Mirabel and how we can classically style our children. Shop the tee here. Top image by Julie Adams. In-story imagery by Grace Kyo.
Can you tell us a little bit about the background and reason behind bassike’s support of the Mirabel Foundation?
The Mirabel Foundation supports children who are affected by drug and alcohol abuse. What really resonated with us, was that their program was about keeping these children in family care, mostly grandparents who then took on the child. The impact that this had on children and breaking the cycle had very positive outcomes. It stopped the children going into the system where they would have been moved from family to family and often separated from their siblings.
This year’s special edition t-shirt is particularly gorgeous. Why the koala?
Each year bassike deigns a kids Christmas t-shirt with all proceeds being donated to Mirabel. This year we wanted to create a design that was distinctively Australian, we started with the bassike dot logo which soon became the face of a koala, we felt this is was a perfect fit.
bassike famously uses organic cotton jersey - why is this so important - particularly on our kids?
We have used organic cotton from the very beginning because it is breathable, comfortable, light weight and has no harsh chemicals.
What are your favourite ways to style kids using bassike pieces?
We like to style our kids relaxed and simple, slouch jersey pants and a bassike DOT tee.
What colours and trends are you looking forward to seeing in 2019?
The resurgence of heritage denim, from dark indigo washes through to light denim washes.