hand-screened fabric patches, black/white ink on white or black cotton, approx. 21x17cm
All proceeds go to indigenous people of Chiapas (south Mexico) who not only recently celebrated their 20th anniversary of the revolutionary upraising against the Mexican state, but continue to defend their community and fight for local control of their land, trade and tradition in which we’ve been finding an insane amount of inspiration in their cause.
You may have had some of their amazing direct(!) trade coffee but it is (maize) corn that has been playing an even bigger part within their trade and heritage...if you live in the states you are lucky enough to be able to support this project in an even bloody cooler way. For a small donation you can plant a little pack of Zapatista corn seeds in your own back garden (You’ll need about 180² feet/16² meters of land per package of seed).
With great admiration for this project and with the EU shockingly just having given green lights for GMO seeds, our initial idea was to be sending a pack out with any patch sold. However so far (although we haven’t given up yet) our quest for a trans-antlantic delivery hasn’t been resolved. This is partly due to internal payment issues and partly due to import restrictions (Maize seeds are classed as food and therefore require a phytosanitary certification when imported from outside the EU….!)
Anyway...we've picked up pen and sketchbook and made this nice patch.