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Ugly turtle tee

Regular price $40.00

Mary River Turtles were a popular pet in 60s and 70s Australia. Back then, they were known as the “penny turtle”.

But they're worth heaps more as seed-poopers, planting fruit trees that reinforce the river banks.

You don't have to look ugly to Save Ugly. We’re celebrating the not-so-cute critters that support life on earth—and you can too! Designed by local and international artists, these tees are rearing their ugly heads for a limited time only, so don't miss out.

Edith Rewa is a textile designer and illustrator originally from Yendon, in rural Victoria. She was first drawn to the Mary River Turtle’s majestic moss growth, but it was their smiley, chin-spiked faces—and bum-breathing skills!—that ultimately won her affection.

Please note: With Christmas closures, this product won't be made and sent until after 7 January 2019, and can take up to 4 weeks to arrive due to production time. We'll get your order to you as quickly as we can!


The good stuff 

  • Designed by Australian artist Edith Rewa
  • Printed on quality AS Colour Staple tees
  • 100% cotton
  • Ethically produced
  • Limited edition

Size me up 

  • Our model wears a size M and is 183cm (6’0”) tall