Maruchan tee

Maruchan tee

There’s instant lunch, but not instant change

I have been in the food/environmental justice movement for a little over 15 years. But like many of yall I have lived within this food system. A system that has polluted, invaded, extracted and limited our growth and wellbeing. I have challenged these practices by learning, teaching and sharing skills from but not limited to - designing school garden programs, as well as barrio regenerative solutions through community organizing efforts especially in my community of the South Side Tucson.

When I came to creating this image, I was actually eating a maruchan, because sometimes life, work and time move too fast that I couldn’t put together a “healthy” meal. As I looked at the empty cup and wondered; what would people think, then I was like “eff it” – I needed something to nourish my body at that point in time with whatever I had available. And with those thoughts I was brought back to the lessons that I teach service members, teachers and friends that come through my programs and trainings. The lessons of food shaming and it’s effects, lessons on the theology of Barrio Campesinxs, that include the stories of migration that force us to switch from traditional foods towards high processed foods and with this memories I share storytelling practices that help us with the growth we all go through to be nourishing organizers and food justice facilitators.

We must acknowledge how far we have come and the growth that we still need to do. Just like this little bean sprout emerging from the soil, out of a used maruchan styrofoam cup. There are levels to this social justice work and no one is more righteous than the next, no one is more holy, we do what we can. And these soups have helped our hood survive. But barrio grown produce will help us thrive.

The 100% cotton men's classic tee will help you land a more structured look. It sits nicely, maintains sharp lines around the edges, and goes perfectly with layered streetwear outfits. Plus, it's extra trendy now!

• 100% cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
• Ash Grey is 99% cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 50% cotton, 50% polyester
• Fabric weight: 5.0–5.3 oz/yd² (170-180 g/m²)
• Open-end yarn
• Tubular fabric
• Taped neck and shoulders
• Double seam at sleeves and bottom hem
• Blank product sourced from Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, Mexico

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!