Aurora Bee Company 2018 PRIDE HIVE ZIP HOODED SWEATSHIRT PREORDER
*PREORDER OPEN UNTIL MARCH 5TH, 2018!!*
We announced at the beginning of February that from here on out, our ABC logo ends in a semicolon instead of a period.
For those that aren't familiar with the importance of the semicolon: "A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life."
While tying a personal mission to a business is sometimes frowned upon, this is something that we are passionate about and we'd like to do as much as we can to help give credit to our friends who work in the field of Suicide Prevention.
So what do honeybees have to do with suicide prevention?
Everything has to do with suicide prevention. We're not just losing our returning war veterans and farmers and musicians and athletes, we're losing our kids. Heck, we're losing future beekeepers.
Suicide among our youth is at seemingly epidemic levels, but it's also important to realize that suicide rates among LGBTQ youth is comparatively higher, with a staggering statistic showing that nearly 29% of all of LGBTQ youth have attempted suicide.
Regardless of your orientation, you're still human. Your life has value.
So because there are people out there on the front lines of Suicide Prevention, it is our intention that with every click, share, lick, or swallow of anything on the Aurora Bee Company #beesbro shelf we will be giving a nod to those fighting to keep us here. It's also important to note that we support those of us fighting battles we can't see, as we sometimes need reminders that it's okay to not be okay.
Mental health is a huge component of any healthy lifestyle and while I just started my own journey into counseling a few weeks ago, I am trying to do my small part in making talking about suicide a priority.
This means that our 2018 ABC clothing run will feature an updated version of our new ABC logo from Patrick Peterson that pridefully includes all the colors of the rainbow and the semicolon. For the first time, since many of you asked, we have NINE shirt colors available, SEVEN youth shirt and FOUR youth hoodie colors available, and FOUR adult hoodie options.
For every shirt or hoodie sold with our 2018 HIVE PRIDE design, Aurora Bee Company will donate $1 to our Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia, Illinois, and $1 to The Trevor Project, a nationwide organization focusing on the fight against LGBTQ suicide.
While the semicolon on our logo is here to stay, the HIVE PRIDE variant T-Shirts and Hoodies have extremely limited availability.
Like short runs in the past, we have a minimum number of shirts/hoodies that we need to sell before the order is finalized, so in the off chance we do not meet our minimum, all cash will be refunded in full.
We will be keeping our 2018 ABC clothing run pre-order open for the entirety of February 2018 and will cut off all sales during the first week of March.
AS ALWAYS, SHIPPING/LOCAL DELIVERY IS FREE.
There’s no shame in hurting, whatever your orientation, so even if you don't care to purchase a shirt/hoodie, please, #talkaboutsuicide.
ADULT COLORS ARE BLACK, ROYAL/HEATHER, HEAVY METAL, NAVY/HEATHER
YOUTH EQUIVALENT COLORS ARE BLACK, ROYAL, OXFORD GREY, AND NAVY
Adult Hoodies are Next Level Adult French Terry Zip - 9601
Fabric 60% cotton, 40% polyester French terry fleece, unisex fit, Jersey-lined hood, 1x1 ribbed cuffs and waistband, Matching zipper and eyelets, & Tear-away label
Youth Hoodies are Jerzees - NuBlend Youth Full-Zip Hooded - 993BR
8.0 oz., pre-shrunk 50/50 cotton/polyester, NuBlend pill-resistant fleece, Single-ply hood, No drawcord, Aluminum zipper, Split front pouch pocket, Double-needle stitched neck, armholes and waistband, 1x1 rib cuffs and waistband