SpeeZees was created in 2014, conceived of by a little kid!
Did you know that species across our planet are disappearing at a rate up to 1500 times what is considered 'normal' today? As parents, we discovered this about three years ago, when our then pre-school aged daughter came up with this information. As kids do today! Along with this [quite terrifying] information, she came up with what we thought was a pretty brilliant idea: to share this news with other kids and to help save threatened and endangered animals around the globe through kids t-shirts. You can learn more about her story in this article by Earth Rangers.
This SpeeZees tees collection highlights, honours and celebrates 10 species-at-risk spanning the globe - from the Amsterdam Albatross to the Cape Mountain Zebra. With every beautiful organic cotton SpeeZees kids tee you purchase, SpeeZees will donate $1 - $1 for One.® - to support a uniquely positioned conservation organization working to preserve and restore that t-shirt's species.
Through the creation of SpeeZees, we want to celebrate not only the work being done to make the world a place where species can survive, with the possibilities to one day thrive, we also want to celebrate children, their inherent and unadulterated connection with nature and their fascination for creatures large and small. And together we want to share and celebrate with them a few snapshots of what is hopeful and good in this world.
Kids LOVE (& really resonate with) these fun, meaningful and super soft tees, currently available in sizes 2, 4 and 6. And for the really wee ones, the big kids and the really big kids, Baby, Youth and Adult categories are in the works and will be available soon!