(James Patrick designing our new Artist Edition Koala Hood at the Love Cabins in Australia.)
From 2019 to 2020, Australia suffered devastating bushfires that scorched an area TWICE the size of Pennsylvania and killed some THREE BILLION animals—from kangaroos to koalas, frogs and more. It was heartbreaking to read headlines, watch news clips, and to just know how many innocent animals were tragically killed or displaced by these events.
Our hearts are with Australia as they continue to do what they can to rebuild what was lost. To show our love and support, we decided that a portion of proceeds from this release will specifically be donated back to helping Australia's wildlife heal after the bushfires. ❤️🐾
THE ARTIST EDITION BEFORE ARTIST EDITIONS...
We first collaborated with James on what was dubbed the "Endangered Collection" back in 2018. (Go back in time and check out our James Patrick blog from 2018!) Back then, the concept of an "Artist Edition" piece didn't even exist yet. In fact, the official release was actually billed as a "Collector Edition" Hood. Little did we know that this so-called "Collector Edition" collaboration would go on to become what would essentially be our very first Artist Edition release (we just didn't know it yet)!
Fast forward a few years later to 2021 where our collections are now categorized into a few buckets: Core Collection, Collector Edition, Limited Edition, and Artist Edition. We've re-enlisted the help of our favorite Australian artist, James Patrick, to design a NEW Koala Hood that would capture and convey the vast variety of beautiful wildlife found throughout Australia—from oceanic waves to the terrestrial Kookaburra.
James Patrick's Artist Edition Koala Hood has some of most breathtaking designs you'll come across! We went out of our way to find the PURRRFECT fabrics to do James' artwork justice and truly make it a piece of (wearable) art. Not to mention, James really went ABOVE AND BEYOND for this collab! As part of his design, James included a TON of "Easter Eggs" / hidden gems for fans to find. No joke, every time we've picked this piece up, we've found something new that we didn't even notice be-faux! We challenge you to find EVERY hidden design in this magical piece of wearable art!
JAMES PATRICK 🐾 ARTIST EDITION 🐾 KOALA HOOD
TUESDAY, 3/23 @ 10AM PST DON'T MISS OUT — LIMITED RUNS SELL OUT QUICK!!
JAMES PATRICK'S KOALA HOOD IN THE MAKING...
We can't give away allllll the secret sauce, but we're happy to share a few sneak peeks at the new Koala being designed in Australia and made here in the United States!
Watch James get creative and share some thoughts during his stay at the Love Cabins in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia:
Then see how we make James' design come to life right here in beautiful Los Angeles, CA: