Rasta sweater one love sweatshirt from Fifth Degree® provides both style and comfort. This fleece one love sweatshirt is the perfect choice for you. And with up to 5% recycled polyester in components, you’ll be taking a little step closer to a more earth-friendly way of life.
1. Rasta Sweater One Love Sweatshirt
The rasta sweater is worn by many reggae musicians and artists. It looks similar to a hoodie and was popularized in the 1970’s. When the rasta sweater came out, people began to wear them in public and they became an iconic symbol of the culture. It is named after Bob Marley. He wore one while performing at Woodstock and even appeared in the film of the same name wearing his own.
2. Bob Marley
Bob Marley was born on April 11th 1944 in Nine Mile Grove, St Ann Parish, Jamaica. His mother called him Robert Nesta Mayers, but he later changed his name to Marcus Stephen Wailes. He grew up listening to music and idolizing Jamaican reggae artists and soon started learning how to play instruments. At age eight, he heard ska band The Skatalites and went on to write songs about what he saw around him. In 1958, he formed his first band, The Wailing Wailers, and recorded his first song, I Shot the Sheriff.
In 1962, he released his debut album, Johnny Was. By 1967, he had become known as the biggest reggae artist and had recorded several successful albums and singles. On March 5th 1973, he passed away.
3. Reggae Music
Reggae music originated from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Its sound was influenced by rhythm and blues, calypso, American soul music, ska, and rocksteady. Reggae has always been associated with Jamaica, but it spread across the world due to its popularity. Artists like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Marcia Griffiths, Sizzla Kalonji, Steel Pulse, UB40, Ziggy Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Protoje, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Damian Marley, Elephant Man, Shaggy, Alborosie, Yellowman, Luciano have made their names using reggae. It has also spread to New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Portugal and the United Kingdom. In addition to those countries, reggae has exploded in popularity in places like South Korea and Brazil.
Hoodies were originally designed for soldiers who wanted to stay warm during winter months. However, it soon became fashionable and many teenagers started wearing hoodies. Hoodies are a comfortable way to protect yourself from the cold weather and the zipper or drawstring makes it easier to put your hands inside. There are numerous designs available including ones with skulls, stars, hearts, flowers, and other styles. A great hoodie will make you look stylish and professional.
• 50% cotton, 50% polyester (up to 5% recycled polyester, made from plastic bottles)
• Fabric weight: 7.8 oz/y² (264.5 g/m²)
• Patented low-pill, high-stitch density PrintPro® XP fleece
• Double-needle stitched neckline and armholes
• Ribbed cuffs and waistband
• Blank product sourced from Thailand or Vietnam
This one love sweatshirt 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!
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