'Threadless Loves Green' Design Challenge

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With Earth Day 2009 just a month away, the folks at Threadless thought they would drum up some friendly competition with a creative apparel design challenge. Threadless is a community-centered online apparel store whose designs are submitted by artists worldwide.

Artists who submit winning designs selected for printing are awarded cash prizes. In this contest, Threadless would like to know what being “green” means to you… in the form of an awesome T-shirt design.

Threadless shipping bags are made from 25 percent recycled material and are completely recyclable.

Threadless shipping bags are made from 25 percent recycled material and are completely recyclable. Photo: Threadless.com

“Threadless Loves Green” is part of a challenge series put on by the Web site,  where designers can submit their creations based on a theme. The challenges are sponsored by companies relevant to the theme.

T-shirt submissions can be made through April 6 and must be original, creative and focused on thinking green this Earth Day. The winning designer will receive:

  • Their design printed on American Apparel Organic tees
  • An Origins organic gift bag worth $275
  • A $500 Threadless gift certificate
  • $2,000 cash
  • A digital painting and portrait of themselves
  • Many other goodies provided by sponsoring companies, as well as Threadless community members

Additionally, Threadless supports its own green efforts, with the company recently announcing the use of recycled and recyclable bags to ship purchased items to consumers, decreasing the environmental impact associated with traditional packaging.

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