*In collaboration with HICH South Africa!
If you know me personally, or if you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you will know how important my animals are to me. Perhaps the strangest thing for me has been how shocked everyone is that we are moving abroad with our animals. We have four of them. People usually react with “oh but isn’t it so expensive” or “why don’t you re-home them” or “you’re crazy taking them across the world” and other variations of these comments. To which we usually respond with, “yes but it’s quite expensive taking our toddler too, perhaps we should re-home him too. He’s very cute, he’ll go quickly.” Okay so we don’t say that, that’s snarky and rude but we do think it because our animals are members of our family too. If taking them wasn’t an option, we would not be going. So THAT is how strongly I feel about animals.
So when I saw that HICH was looking for little brand supporters, I just knew that my golden-haired child with his ever-expanding heart would rock these T’s. He has from the very beginning loved the animals he’s surrounded by. Before he could talk, he knew the sounds of so many animals and we would literally follow him to the gate where he would sit with the dogs and bark. It was hilarious. Our son thought he was one of them!!
Anyway they kindly sent us this T-shirt and when I put it on Oden he loved it! He went to school wearing his shirt and refused to change out of it afterwards AND insisted on sleeping in it too! I told him what it says and he kept hugging the dogs and saying “take photo take photo” which was really cute as I’m sure you can imagine.
Oden is definitely a HICH-er: Supporting this brand means creating a whole new revolution of kind little human beings and that’s definitely something that this family supports!
The HICH Story
HICH stands for Humility. Integrity. Compassion. Hardwork.
These four words form the cornerstone of the brand which was founded by a South African family who care deeply about the well-being of animals. Their quirky kids t-shirt designs were created to raise awareness about animal cruelty and supporting the brand is a step closer to giving back to animals in need at the local shelters.
“Teaching children to be kinder to animals today, is our only hope for a kinder world tomorrow” – Unknown
The reason behind HICH is quite simple. George Thorndike Angell once said, “I am sometimes asked, ‘Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?’ I answer, ‘I am working at the roots”.This is exactly what HICH is all about! The brand aims to support local and national animal shelters as well as wildlife organisations. Individual support has also been given as HICH aims to help all animals in need, big or small.