Adult Unisex Tee (Singapore Zoo - Light)
Features & Measurements
- Classic Crew Neck
- Oversized, Unisex fit
- Drop shoulder
- Finishing (Ribbed Neckline, Four Thread Overlock for Seams)
MEASUREMENTS IN CM :
LENGTH (High Point Shoulder to Hem)
Serene is 165cm, wearing XS.
Elevate your everyday style with our 100% Pima Cotton Tees, a harmonious blend of comfort, sustainability, and wildlife inspiration. Embrace the timeless appeal of the classic crew neck, enhanced by an effortlessly chic oversized, unisex fit with a drop shoulder silhouette. Whether you choose the serene Ecru base or the bold Black base, each tee tells a story inspired by the wonders of Mandai Wildlife Reserves.
Message from Afton, founder and designer of Reckless Ericka:
It is a dream come true for us to collaborate with Mandai Wildlife Reserve because we are at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve parks almost every week since my son was 6 months old!
My son grew up loving the animals and the beautiful Mandai Wildlife Reserve parks, and because I am biased, I have selected his favourite animals to be featured on the designs. We have 5 different prints inspired by the different parks and the heart behind the designs is to capture the childlike wonder for the parks. My son always points out details that we miss out or don’t focus on. And it is a reminder to myself to never lose this sense of wonder.
We are also deeply committed to sustainability.
Our unisex adult and kids Cuban shirts and scarves are crafted from OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Linen and our unisex adult and children tees are made from SUPIMA Cotton. Every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the garment therefore is harmless for human health. Major plus point, they feel luxurious and are really comfortable.
Beyond the materials, we’ve partnered with factories with ethical practices audited by the International Standards Organization (ISO), just as we do with our regular collections.
“Singapore Zoo” Print features these animals —
Asian Elephant (Singapore Zoo)
Females form herds of related cows and their calves, led by a matriarch, which is usually the eldest. Bull elephants may join a herd short-term to mate. All the elephants at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve are females. Mandai Wildlife Reserve provides key support for the mitigation of human-elephant conflicts (HEC) in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia. To mitigate HEC, Elephant Response Units (ERUs) of trained elephants and their mahouts form forest patrols, herding wild elephants away from farmland and back to the protected areas.
Giraffe (Singapore Zoo)
Besides habitat loss and change due to expanding agricultural and mining activities, giraffes in the wild are threatened by increased human-wildlife conflict, illegal hunting, and civil unrest. A dramatic 40% decline has been recorded over 20 years, hence its up-listing from Least Concern to Vulnerable.
Grevy’s Zebra (Singapore Zoo)
Threatened by hunting and habitat destruction, there are only around 3,000 Grevy’s zebras left in the wild. Mandai Wildlife Reserve’s zebras are managed under the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Endangered Species Programme (EEP), which involves coordinated breeding efforts by participating zoos. Transfer of individuals between these zoos is based on genetic compatibility. The zoo hopes to eventually breed their zebras and contribute to the continued survival of the species.
Lesser Flamingo (Singapore Zoo)
Out of six flamingo species, the lesser flamingo is the smallest and most numerous with around three million individuals. They live in large flocks of hundreds to thousands of birds to reduce predation risk. Extensive movements involving huge flocks occur when the living conditions become unsuitable. Lesser flamingos fly in a V formation, travelling several hundred kilometres overnight to look for suitable feeding or breeding grounds. One satellite-tracked individual flew 525km overnight from Mauritania to Guinea Bissau!
Lion (Singapore Zoo)
Lions live in social groups known as prides, made up of one or more mature males, several closely-related females and their young. Males roar and spray urine to advertise their territory to rivals. Females work in teams to take down prey, encircling the prey and blocking escape routes. The lionesses do most of the hunting but the dominant male gets the lion’s share. Only after he’s had his fill do the females have their turn. The young can only pick at the remains.
Malayan Tiger (Singapore Zoo)
Tigers are at the apex of the food chain. These solitary hunters can handle animal prey up to a ton in weight. A healthy adult has the strength of 30 men! Sadly, man has turned the tables on them. Mercilessly poached to satisfy the insatiable demand for tiger parts, wild tigers are being hunted to extinction. In 2012 alone, tiger parts from at least 22 tigers were seized in Kedah. NGOs continue to report snares and illegal camp sites, even in protected areas. The Malayan tiger used to roam the forests of Singapore in bygone era. When their habitats were converted to plantations around 1825, human-tiger encounters escalated. In 1850, tigers were reported to be claiming human lives daily – improbable given the low tiger numbers to start with. Seen as vermin, tigers were shot on sight. Shooters were rewarded with money. By the 1870s, tigers were all but gone. The last tiger in Singapore was shot in 1930 in Choa Chu Kang.
Pygmy Hippo (Singapore Zoo)
To maintain a healthy population of pygmy hippos under human care, there is a need to enhance and diversify their gene pool, so as to ensure healthy and viable offspring are produced. To date, Mandai Wildlife Reserve has sent more than 24 pygmy hippos to zoos around the world to participate in global breeding programmes.
White Rhino (Singapore Zoo)
There are two subspecies of the white rhino - the northern and the southern. The population of the northern was stable up to the late 1990s. In less than a decade, they have been wiped out by rampant poaching. The southern was also once on the brink of extinction. By the end of the 19th century, there were just 20-50 left. Conservation efforts grew numbers in the wild to 20,000 by 2010. But illegal poaching, too, is on the rise. By 2017, these numbers have declined to 18,000. The ‘hornest’ truth is: you buy, they die. Let’s stamp out the rhino horn trade together. last few in a Czech zoo were sent to Kenya. They are the northern’s last hope.
100% Pima Cotton
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