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Paradise City - #WEARABIGISSUE T-Shirt by Jessica Wilson

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Introducing the #WEARABIGISSUE fashion brand. Art apparel that makes more than just a fashion statement.

In association with +rehabstudio and a collection of artists who have donated their talent, energy and creativity to the work of The Big Issue.

'Paradise City' has been created by artist Jessica Wilson who says:

"I've certainly noticed the hike in rent prices and I have been in London for only 10 years. People who have been here longer must have seen a much bigger change. Small flats in my old area are now being sold for 10 times the price they were. Whether it’s a good or bad thing it's happening and people should be aware.

"I like The Big Issue and it’s a project and cause I wanted to be part of. I love drawing signs and sheds and putting weird objects together in my imagery. The shed is actually from Dungeness, which is a beach wasteland in Kent."

This is a Limited Edition artwork printed on an EarthPositive® T-shirt manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power.

EarthPositive® apparel is made to demonstrate the highest possible environmental, social and ethical standards, in one of the world’s most environmentally damaging industries, to promote awareness and take action on climate change. Organic Cotton + Ethically Traded + Carbon Neutral manufacturing = 100% Sustainable 
= 100% EarthPositive®

Photographs by Hannah Mae Clark @xhannahmaeclark

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