These High Top Converse have Tracie Sugo’s Japanese-inspired Orca and Dragon art pieces with waves on the outsides of each shoe. This design is available on both black and white Converse. A portion of sales from the Fight Back, Bite Back Collection will be donated to Mission Blue and Asian Pacific Environmental Network.
Tracie Sugo is a local Southern California artist who is the founder of Tracie Megumi Art which is known for its hand-designed art pieces. Sugo's work is centered around appreciating the natural beauty and mystique of marine life and the importance of ocean conservation. Sugo is an advocate for ocean conservation, raising awareness about various issues such as climate change, over-fishing, shark finning and. dolphin captures for the captive trade. She hopes hope to help people recognize the importance of protecting marine species and to gain an appreciation for ocean wildlife.
Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team implements communications campaigns that elevate Hope Spots to the world stage through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like ESRI's ArcGIS Online. Mission Blue embarks on regular oceanic expeditions that shed light on these vital ecosystems and build support for their protection. Mission Blue also supports the work of conservation NGOs around the world that share the mission of building public support for ocean protection. The Mission Blue alliance includes more than 250 respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations.
All people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work, learn, play and thrive. Towards this vision, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice. Through building an organized movement, APEN strives to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions that will prioritize public good over profits and promote the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life, and the right to participate in decisions affecting our lives. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people. APEN's work focuses on Asian immigrant and refugee communities.
We buy each pair of shoes BRAND NEW. Each pair is made to order, please make sure you put in the correct shoe size before you check out. The ink is permanent and will never come off, fade away, or peel off. Made in the USA. This price includes everything: shoes and artwork.
Each pair of shoes is made-to-order and takes 4 - 6 weeks to ship usually. Because the artwork is custom-made for you, there are no exchanges or returns.
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Please note that the colors and placement of the actual item design may slightly differ from what you see on your screen due to differences in monitor settings.
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