“It feels so good knowing people are spreading the love for animals by wearing our tees and enjoying our art”
Animaltopia by Compassion Collective create awesome animal inspired art and t-shirts for the love of animals!
Compassion Collective was founded in 2010 by partners Anna Celeste Watson and Stu Jones (pictured above) which grew out of their involvement with local animal welfare group Compassionate Dorset. We sometimes collaborate with other animal loving Artists who joined the herd as part of our collective!
Originally based in Dorchester, Dorset and relocating to the beautiful New Forest on the Hampshire/Dorset border in 2017 (where we often enjoy seeing highland cows, wild ponies, donkeys and foxes roaming free), we create our own range of animal inspired t-shirts through Animaltopia Clothing (formerly the Compassionate Tee-Shop) and our own animal inspired art prints and greetings cards through Etsy which we post directly from our HQ.
In 2017 we partnered with RSPCA award winning company Rapanui at Teemill because they supply, print and ship the most ethically made t-shirts on the planet! All our tees and tops including our jumpers are vegan friendly, naturally – made from organic materials which do not contain any animal tested or animal derived ingredients.
We also donate a share of our profits to our favourite animal welfare causes through selected campaigns, t-shirts and artworks.
We believe in making clothing the right way – for people, animals and our planet.
As a small ethical business, we believe in complete transparency to our customers. And to prove it, you can follow the journey of an Animaltopia t-shirt (formerly the Compassionate Tee-Shop) – from organic seed – to ethical shop – and meet the people who designed, crafted and packed your tee.
Our Artists & Designers
Anna & Stu are partners who are currently based in the New Forest and met at Wimbledon School of Art in 2000. They co-founded Compassionate Dorset and Compassion Collective, and also run an ethical design studio called Boo&Stu. In 2016 Stu illustrated his first children’s book about badgers called The Ones Who Walk Above which has been highly acclaimed by wildlife experts including Chris Packham, Nigel Marven and Dominic Dyer.
“It is a real joy and a privilege to be able to use our designs to help animals. We hope you love our designs as much as we love creating them!”
TinCat Design is a design studio based in Bristol, and are part of the Compassion Collective having originally won a Compassionate Dorset t-shirt design competition in 2011 with our now bestselling ‘Born to Roam’ to raise awareness for farm animal welfare.
“We love the values of Compassionate Dorset / Compassion Collective so were inspired to create something that would help them raise money.”
Sam is a much sought-after Artist with a BA (Hons) in Typography and Graphic Communication from Reading University. She draws and paints using watercolour and pen on paper, from her countryside surrounded studio in a little village near Lyme Regis in Dorset.
“I was so chuffed at the thought that one of my paintings [‘Badgers’ created for Compassionate Dorset in aid of Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare] might do some good in the world… And if badgers being vaccinated helps protect all the beautiful cows that surround where I live, it seems a win win situation to me.”
Get in touch
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