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We’re printing a special-order of gorgeous mycologically-themed clothing in collaboration with Rum Reggae, a high-quality supplier of Batik. These cotton clothes are fun, comfortable and durable. We are supporting a number of exciting mycology and conservation projects by donating funds for every item sold. If this year’s sales go well we hope to expand in the future.

The Fun Clothing Story

Order Details

  • A few items are left for sale will go up in June after our stocktake. These are mostly 3/4 women’s t-shirts but only some of the sizes are available.
  • These clothes are being sold as we delight in comfortable colourful clothing that contributes to good causes. For this reason we will not refund items unless they are faulty. Rather we ask you to find a good home for any items that you decide you don’t want to wear.
  • We look forward to future print runs with reprints of popular items mid July – Aug 2018.

 


Support a Project

Your purchase supports creative and inspiring mycology projects.  You can select which project you’d like to support!

Nominated groups and individuals will receive funds in March 2018. For each item sold, $10 per shirt or dress ($8 for womens tops) will be contributed to a project of your choice. Volunteers who help distribute clothing (post hosts) will get an item of clothing at cost price  each of their choosing.

  • Australian Tropical Fungi Pocket Field Guides (Funds raised so far $105)
    • Fran Guard, Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, Sandra Abell and Matt Barrett with the support of the Queensland Mycological Society are working to build mycological capacity in Far North Queensland and with local help produce some Pocket Field Guides.
  • Southwest WA Field Book (Funds raised so far $170)
    • Botanical artist and mycologist Katrina Syme has been studying the fungi of south-west WA since the 1980s. She is working to bring out a local field guide to share her knowledge, please help her find the funds to cover the costs.
  • Towards Adequate Fungal Soil Sampling (Funds raised so far $105)
    • Many genomic assessments have not yet been adequately developed to understand the fine scale soil structure of the fungal community through the soil profile. This honours project will develop adequate sampling protocols for fungal community diversity in Tasmanian soils. Julie Fielder is an experienced mycologist who is currently undertaking an honours project at the University of Tasmania.
  • Fun ID Games (Funds raised so far $220)
    • Sapphire McMullan-Fisher is a fungal ecologist with experience working across Australia. She is working towards a card game to help people develop their knowledge and identification skills.
  • Ross Beever Memorial Mycological Trust – FunNZ (Funds raised so far $115)
    • Fungi enthusiasts have been meeting for 35 years around New Zealand for an annual foray to share knowledge and discover Aotearoa’s amazing fungi. Every year the Ross Beever Memorial Mycological Trust help support students research.
  • Fungi for Land (Funds raised so far $245)
    • With many land managers beginning to discover the important functions many fungi play in healthy ecosystems in 2018, we want to write a practical guide for land managers. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher and Roz Hart have been involved in fungal community education for more than a decade and hope to work with mycologists across the region to produce a practical and science based guide.

Why Batik?

Batik is the ancient Indonesian art of waxing, dying, boiling and sun drying natural fabrics. Each colour run is made to order by the Javanese crafters, hence why we have a minimum number for orders. From hand-crafted “chops” used to stamp dye-resistant wax designs onto the cloth.

We have had three fungal chops made so far, with each hand sculpted by these artisans of the spice islands archipelago (Indonesia). The cloth is then dyed and the wax boiled out exposing the hand created pattern, thus each piece is an original.

Rum Reggae has been crafting fun and comfortable clothing for more than a decade. We have found the clothing very durable, lasting more than five years of regular wear if protected from strong sunlight. We love that we are supporting mycological projects by using great clothing that keeps traditional Javanese craft of Batik alive.

Sizing Chart and Care Information


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