About a year ago, I started making this jacket. To give some context, it was at a time when I was in Indonesia, during which time carbon rich peatland forests were intentionally being set on fire to make room for palm oil plantation. As you may know, palm oil serves as a filler in a vast number of products that we consume daily, in everything from food to shampoo. At that time, the fires emitted more greenhouse gases than the entire US. It severely affected peoples health, and some even died. That was only a year ago, and since then the destruction has continued. Now attention has been on the fires in Australia, before that it was the Amazon. It is just so screwed up that the new norm is that we flash through the news on social media, only to read about which new record of devastation has been set. From the most amount of carbon released, to the epic size of forest burning, it only has a temporary numbing effect, until the next large scale catastrophe catches our attention. Humans are great at developing and using technology, but we really suck at saving the planet. We keep continuing to fack it up, but I somehow am not surprised. I think that we can just sign the papers for our inevitable death, blow ourselves up, continue to do as we always have, as maybe we don't deserve to be here. BUT in all of this destruction, why are we bringing down animals with us? What the fack did they do to deserve this? 1/2 billion animals died in the Australian fires. Those animals didn't have a voice, but as Joaquin Phoenix said, we need to be that voice. When I started making this jacket, I was concerned for the orangutans, snakes, and other jungle animals being burned out of their habitat. So I re-birthed this military uniform that originated in 1970 into a jungle ambassador jacket. It clearly states on it to 'stop consuming palm oil' and to 'protect the jungle.' This jacket is for sale, and 100% of the money from it will be donated to a wildlife foundation. I will actually donate it to any specific animal or foundation of your choice. I don't know where this jacket will end up, or how long it will be around for, but hopefully it will always serve as a timepiece of this struggle and invoke an important conversation that needs to be had. We all have to start somewhere. What will you use your voice for?