We commissioned this T-shirt design by queer and trans artist, Samuel Luke, whose work explores the intimate realities of being trans using graphic narratives.
All proceeds will go towards the development of Sock Drawer Heroes' very own Chest Binder range.
Over the past four years, through selling a diverse range of binder styles and brands, we have been able to gather valuable insights into what makes an effective and comfortable binder. We are designing our range using both our personal experiences with binding, and years of feedback from our customers.
The SDH Chest Binder range will launch in mid 2022.
About the Design - by Samuel Luke
"I feel connected to this shared experience of found comfort"
Everyone's experience of being trans and/or gender diverse is different, but we are all on the journey to become more comfortable within ourselves. There's a deeper level of connection within the trans community, and there's always room to grow as you discover more about yourself.
Sock Drawer Heroes have been a key supporting role in so many trans and gender diverse peoples' lives, providing gender affirming products, resources, and hope to positive trans futures.
I illustrated my Gender Explorer character floating through space, in search of support. They discover Sock Drawer Heroes, which ignites a spark within, and they connect with community.
SDH's iconic paper wrapped parcels tied off with string float in space, and the Gender Explorer finally has something to hold onto, and feels less alone.
It's a nostalgic representation of SDH's impact on me personally, in the art style I used when I first met SDH in 2018. - Samuel Luke
Printed by Fresh Tees on AS Colour Staple Tees. See image 5 for size guide.
Fresh Tees is a custom t-shirt and garment printshop based in Sydney's creative hub of Marrickville.
*PREORDER - SDH x Samuel Luke Art Fundraiser T-shirt’s will ship out in early February 2022* Please note that this includes any items ordered in the same transaction.
The SDH x Samuel Luke Limited Edition Fundraiser design is also available as a Limited Edition Print.
Just want to donate to the fundraise? You can do so here.
Image Description of design: [Digital illustration in white lines on a flat navy blue background. Text and illustrations of astronauts in space, hands, diamond stars and wrapped parcels are scattered around. Text says "I feel connected to this shared experience of found comfort". From the top left corner, a hand reaches out and a spark comes from their fingertips. A small wrapped package floats in space. An astronaut, not tethered to anything, reaches out towards it. They are wearing SDH socks and a SDH lightning bolt patch on their back. A shooting star is above them. More parcels float by, the 4 parcels in the image are positioned in the shape of a lightning bolt. The astronaut holds onto their new parcel, eyes closed, and a large spark radiates from their upper body, surrounding them. S D H is written out in morse code symbols, of dots and dashes, signalling for connection in this space. Two hands touch, igniting another spark.]