Mariposa Gazette

Local studio, printing group teaming up for fire fundraiserFree Access

Shown is one of the shirts which two local companies are making with proceeds going to the victims of the Oak Fire. Submitted photo

Shown is one of the shirts which two local companies are making with proceeds going to the victims of the Oak Fire. Submitted photo

Local T-shirt brand Get Deerty (by Lawson Studios) has teamed up with local nonprofit Pathos Screen Printing to create a Oak Fire relief fundraiser.

An assortment of items including T-shirts, hoodies, tanks and decals are being sold with 100 percent of the profits going to those who have lost their homes.

Assisting in the fundraiser is a mix of mountain residents from Mariposa to North Fork. The owners of Get Deerty are Heather and Kim Lawson, originally from Mariposa and now residing in Bass Lake with their print shop located in downtown North Fork.

Many may know them through Lawson Studios and previous fire relief efforts for the Creek Fire ($26,780 raised), Detwiler Fire ($6,416) and the Ferguson Fire ($7,899).

The Oak Fire design was crafted by Heather Lawson, each element with a particular meaning. The giant oak rooted into the ground represents the community standing strong. The butterflies rising up from the flames represent Mariposa rising up from the ashes. The helicopter over the moon was inspired by a photo taken during the Oak Fire by Matthew Rouse. The silhouettes are of the firefighters protecting the oak tree and our community from the Oak Fire.

Pathos Screen Printing, located in downtown Mariposa, will be hand-printing each of the items for the fundraiser.

Get Deerty and Pathos Screen Printing will be donating 100 percent of the net proceeds to benefit those who lost their homes in the fire.

To support the fundraiser go to and select Oak Fire Relief Fundraiser in the menu.

In addition, several roadside stations will be set up where people can purchase fundraising gear in person. For details on dates, times and locations, check in the about section. They will also be updating their Facebook page with current information at: GetDeerty.

Anyone who would like to donate directly can do so at Alliance for Community Transformation Oak Fire Relief Fund at

About Get Deerty and Pathos Screen Printing

Get Deerty (owned by Heather and Kim Lawson of Lawson Studios LLC) is an outdoor apparel brand specializing in ethically sourced shirts, hoodies among other items. Their line is carried in Oakhurst, Mammoth and Bishop Vons as well as the Chukchansi Crossing Fuel Station. Heather and Kim were born and raised in Mariposa and have many family and friends affected by the fire.

Pathos Screen Printing, run and directed by Tyson Wellcome of Mariposa, is a nonprofit that aims to help grow communities, businesses and organizations using hand-screen printed shirts and apparel. In addition to providing jobs and skills development for local young people, their Pathos Apparel line provides top-quality products for & with their local economy.

For a direct link to the fundraiser, visit

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