Indigenous shirt


Be tempted by our deadly polo neck shirts, designed by Wiradjuri elder Aunty Vee.

Aunty Vee is personally connected to Breakthru via her nephew and Breakthru customer James. Her intricate and beautifully designed pieces represent the connections between Breakthru, its customers, carers, and community.

Aunty Vee was born in Parkes in 1941 and is the great granddaughter of Sarah Laws. Aunty Vee's father, John Wakefield, was a Wiradjuri man from Dubbo NSW. Aunty Vee studied painting at the age of 53 at Dubbo TAFE where she learnt various artistic techniques: experimenting with a range of paints, pastels, pottery, lino cutting, and printing. By perfecting these various techniques, Aunty Vee is able to share her knowledge using art and stories about her own personal experiences. She has also taught others, including demonstrating to young people how to express themselves on canvas. Aunty Vee has led an extraordinary journey as a wife, mother, grandmother, and Aboriginal artist.

These shirts are made from Vaporlite which is "Ultralite, Ultracool and Ultracomfortable" breathable fabric. They are made to order in Dubbo so may take up to seven weeks to arrive so place your order soon!

These shirts are available in black or white in men's and women's small, medium, large, and extra large sizes. Please note the women's sizes are a tad small so best to go up a size.

Profits made from the sale of these shirts will go towards Breakthru customer events and social outings.