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Garments for Good: 7 Reasons We Love Whales


 “Whale,” this is pretty cool… We’re bringing awareness to these majestic marine mammals with a special collection of tees and accessories, hand sketched by our head women’s designer, Somsack. Plus, 50 percent of the retail price of each style will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in the United States and the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Blue Whale project in Canada. Here, we round up some of the many, many reasons we’re so fascinated by these giants of the sea… 


 1. KIND OF A BIG DEAL 

The blue whale is the largest animal that’s ever lived. Yep, even larger than
a T. rex…


2. SAY “AHHHH”

A blue whale’s mouth is so big that 100 people can fit inside it at once. Don’t try this at your next family reunion. 


3. “WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE…”

Bowhead whales can live over 200 years. That’s 1,400 in
dog years… 



4. FANG-TASTIC

Some male narwhal whales have two teeth—one that can grow to almost 10 feet long. Your move, Nosferatu.


5. MULTITASKING MAMMALS

Only one half of a whale’s brain goes to sleep at a time, so they can still perform necessary functions (like breathing). 


6. GET THESE GUYS A RECORDING CONTRACT!

 Beluga whales are called the “canaries of the sea” because of their bird-like sounds. 



7. “SHE SAID WHAT?!”

Whales have their own (very developed) language to communicate with each other. It consists mainly of clicks, whistles, pulsed calls and songs.



Illustrations by Somsack.


 Our philanthropic partnerships include the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Royal Ontario Museum, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and more. Learn more about our most-cared-about causes and shop the entire collection here

About the Wildlife Conservation Society


WCS is dedicated to saving wildlife worldwide through science, conservation action, education and inspiring people to value nature. Find out more here

About the Royal Ontario Museum


ROM is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. You can see its exhibition Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale
Story now through September 4th, 2017. Find out more here
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