Cate Blanchett wears the Welcome T shirt

Cate Blanchett has grabbed herself a WELCOME tee in support of the West Welcome Wagon

This week has been a whirlwind. I was able to share the Welcome t shirt with Cate Blanchett, madly organising to have it sent to her in London. She is in London currently promoting her new TV series - 'Stateless', which is a series centred around an Australian Detention centre. 

As many of you would know, Cate is a Goodwill Ambassador to the UNHCR and is a passionate advocate for refugee and asylum seeker rights - from addressing the United Nations and World Economic Forums to visiting refugees camps across the world. 

She has very kindly shared this photo with me and I am thrilled to share it with you. She is very supportive of the work West Welcome Wagon does and encourages others to grab a t shirt so that we might be able to raise more funds to donate to West Welcome Wagon. She loves the message is sends. I also feel it is brilliant to see someone as famous and well known as Cate Blanchett offer her support to a local West Melbourne not for profit and local artist, me. 

Since day 1, High Tees has had a mandate to donate a $1 for every t shirt sold to supporting asylum seekers. Last year, I donated to the ASRC and campaigned with them with the Kids of Nauru t shirt. This year I have supported West Welcome Wagon. I designed the Welcome T shirt to embody the values of West Welcome Wagon - togetherness, community, kindness and generosity. It is meant to be a positive statement.

I want to support asylum seekers because I am furious at our current and previous governments actions towards people seeking refuge on our shores. I am angry and disheartened. So I feel compelled to do something. This is what I can do!


So if you would like to support West Welcome Wagon and give something back this Christmas, buy something that feels good to buy, then get yourself a WELCOME Tee. 

Below is also a video from West Welcome Wagon CEO, Candice McGregor.

Just to let you know, last orders for Christmas delivery is 11pm Sunday 8th December for a Welcome T shirt (other products are the 13th December). You are still able to order after the 8th, we just cannot guarantee it will arrive before Christmas. 

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