Breast Cancer Cure's Charitable Designer T-Shirts Make A Fabulous Return

The revival of a popular charity initiative from the 2000s includes a supporting cast of stylish ambassadors


If you can remember the popular Breast Cancer Cure 'Tees for a Cure' from the early 2000s, the concept has been revived just in time for Christmas.

Dayne Johnston and Elisabeth Findlay of Zambesi wearing Zambesi. Photo / Frances Carter.

15 new designs from New Zealand's top fashion designers launch from today including a re-release of Karen Walker's Chrysanthemum flower design, an irreverent slogan rendered in a cartoonish typography — 'It's good to check your boobs'— from Wynn Hamlyn, and a stylised wahine/woman wearing a kakahu "cloaked in love and light" from Kiri Nathan.

Michele A'Court wearing Kiri Nathan. Photo / Frances Carter.

"Our original Tees for a Cure campaign made such an impact in New Zealand, enabling an incredible amount of breast cancer research to take place — so now 20 years later, we're calling on Kiwis support again, and they get to look great while making a difference!" says Sonja de Mari, Breast Cancer Cure CEO.

Petra Bagust wearing Kowtow. Photo / Frances Carter.

"We work with New Zealand's best scientists and researchers with a goal of ensuring that the next generation can look forward to a future free from the fear of breast cancer, this fundraising campaign will get us closer to the goal."

Rebecca Dubber wearing Hailwood. Photo / Frances Carter.

Impacting the lives of all genders in every age and ethnicity, 3500 New Zealander's are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

Deborah Caldwell of Storm wearing Storm. Photo / Frances Carter.

T-shirts are $59 and available in unisex styles, made from organic As Colour cotton in sizes XL — XXL.

Juliette Perkins and Myer Bevan and Baby, wearing Wynn Hamlyn. Photo / Frances Carter.

For more information visit where you can also make a direct donation.

Astly and Kiri Nathan wearing Kiri Nathan. Photo / Frances Carter.

Kathryn Wilson team wearing Kathryn Wilson. Photo / Frances Carter.

Jessica Clarke wearing Taylor. Photo / Frances Carter.

Frances Carter and Lou wearing Nom*d and Storm. Photo / Frances Carter.

Lisa King wearing Karen Walker. Photo / Frances Carter.

Jessica Clarke wearing Tuesday Label. Photo / Frances Carter.

Niko Walters wearing Wynn Hamlyn. Photo / Frances Carter.

Sonja de Mari wearing Yvonne Bennetti. Photo / Frances Carter.

Ben Dundas of Federation wearing Federation. Photo / Frances Carter.

Melissa Chan-Green, Julia Leuchars and Holly wearing Coop. Photo / Frances Carter.

Trelise Cooper wearing Trelise Cooper. Photo / Frances Carter.

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