PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING:
Because we want to be as efficient as possible with resources to maximize the benefit to our Ukrainian partners, we are selling these shirts as pre-orders for a limited time. The likely turnaround time from order date to receipt of your T-shirt is 4-6 weeks for North American orders and potentially longer for overseas orders. Please keep this timing in mind when ordering.
These tees are 100% ringspun cotton in unisex sizes, XS-XL. Proudly printed locally in Vancouver, Canada.
As with our "Victory to Ukraine" wooden coasters, the Tolkien-inspired design of these tees is similar to our Storm Crow LOTR tees, but the crow is holding a Ukraine coat of arms in its claws, and the Elvish text is... a little different.
The text, translated to Quenya in collaboration with a Tolkien expert, means: "Russian ship, go f*** yourself. Victory to Ukraine!"
THE BACKGROUND AND BENEFIT:
Like many people around the world, we are horrified by Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and its subsequent project of brutality against the Ukrainian people. In particular, our colleagues - the artisans who made our wooden Beerbarian Steins - are from Mariupol, the site of some of Russia's worst war crimes. Our chief artisan and his family made an incredibly dangerous escape from Mariupol and are now in hiding, and their continued survival is thanks in part to our wonderful Storm Crow community, who bid in our recent auction with all proceeds going directly to them.
Our chief artisan has made a very limited run of wooden coaster sets with this design, which sold out in a day and a half. However, we want to think bigger in terms of benefit. So we're making these T-shirts as a limited edition.
50% of the profits from these tees will go directly to our artisans in Mariupol, and 50% will be donated to Ukrainian Diaspora Support Canada (UADSC), a local Canadian organization that provides free airfare to Canada for Ukrainian refugee families who have fled with nothing and cannot afford the cost of airline tickets, and Help Ukraine Vancouver Island, a hyper-local organization that provides hosting, settlement help and wraparound care for Ukrainian refugee families who settle here.