Now really, who doesn’t love a good tee? Sure it is easy to run down to the mall and pick up any old cotton short-sleeved Abercrombie-ish top with distressed lettering and not so subtle propaganda like “Sexy is Always in Style, A&F” (oh, how clever), but with so many creative talents and forward thinkers living in the world today, I truly believe that we can do better.
Enter Threadless, a community oriented online T-shirt store where users can submit their own designs, which are then put to a public vote. A few of the best submissions are selected to be printed and sold in the online shop, while the winners receive a prize of cash and a store gift certificate. In addition, there are special “Love Threadless” competitions where a theme is given to inspire designs and on top of the money awarded, the sponsor, (in this case Google), will gift something a little extra. So, if you just happen to be interested in winning an Apple iPhone or some JetBlue airfare, get those creative juices flowing and submit your design over at Threadless. The current theme is “Connect.”
Go ahead… live beyond the mall, I know you can do it.
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