It's my favourite time of the year, the evenings are darker with festive lights beginning to shine brighter, the crisp frosty morning doggo walks, the Black Forest hot chocs and the holiday season brings with it a midst of energy, joy and festivities. I love it!
Although its colder and staying home is tempting, the numerous Christmas party’s are calling, the awful Christmas jumpers, the bitter mulled wines, and generally a good time with friends echo through December.
We’ve launched our Christmas jumpers again this winter to continue to push expanding our community and sharing our message ‘You are stronger than you think.’ Our jumpers have been thought about on each step of their journeys from warehouse, to our printers, to you… the process takes longer than usual but we are committed to ensuring each individual jumper has minimal effect on our planet but a maximal impact on our employees.
Our jumpers are sustainable, environmentally friendly and ethically sourced. We do not mass produce, but order to demand, they are hand printed by a small family run printing business on the south coast, who employ workers who struggle to work in larger business environments, some with physical and learning difficulties, then they are hand packed and shipped to you!
This year we have chosen to work with Hectors House, a small independent suicide charity, that focus on education, awareness and prevention of suicide. They lost their son and brother aged 19, and have worked tirelessly to help shift the stigma around mental health.
Our other collaborations this year include The CheckIn.Co who are raising money to continue the good work they are doing for providing mental health education and free community events. Matt Johnson and his team chose the subtle colours of moondust grey and storm grey, coupled with black and white velvet stags.
Blitz CrossFit gym, having chosen french navy and pink as their signature colours are raising money to support BreastCancerNow and MacMillian, as they lost 2 members who were taken to early, leaving behind young families, so this is very special to their hearts to continue to raise awareness in their legacies.
Thames Turbo Triathlon Club, have doted french navy and a vibrant fire red, to match their squad colours. Raising money for The Dylan Howells Foundation, a foundation that encourages and supports younger athletes towards achieving their sporting goals, Dylan was a thames turboer who was taken at the young age of 41 to heart arrhythmia.
Finally, The University of Portsmouth have joined forces with Sizu to offer a specific Portsmouth Purples colourway, they are passionate about student mental health and awareness, and have kindly donated all profits to our chosen charity Hectors House.
These jumpers stand for more than just a Christmas favourite closet item, they represent the best of the Sizu community, alone the world can feel like a difficult place to navigate, especially at Christmas but together sharing our knowledge, experiences and kindness we can lift each other up and showcase humanity at its finest!