Angela Thouless over the past 20 years as an artist has been producing street art inspired paintings, wall murals etc. Tribe All began as an idea for a street art workshop painting and producing artwork on old spray cans which would have otherwise been thrown away.
She was asked to exhibit her paintings and produce an artwork to raise money during Aberdeen Fashion week in 2018 for an orphanage in Kenya called GACH. She therefore decided she would produce a painting which could be auctioned at the event to raise money. Angela decided that she would produce a painting if a spraycan with an African inspired tribal mask making use of the Kenyan colours. At the event she began talking to designers who encouraged her to move her idea onto a garment.
Therefore decided to begin researching different tribes of the world looking at tribal gods and ritual masks mixing these with elements of street art culture.
She got her first collection of ideas digitally printed onto t-shirts and first showcased these at the 2019 Aberdeen Fashion week.