Changes At Threadless HQ

I just made one of the most difficult decisions in the 13 years since Threadless began. As a result of this decision, I had to let many of my friends and colleagues know that they no longer have a place here working at Threadless.

Over the past few years, we've experimented with new and exciting ways to create meaningful, game-changing opportunities for artists. While some of these initiatives worked really well, others did not. Today, we stop working on some of the projects that weren’t clear winners. We know now where we need to be investing our time and effort, and I believe these are the key projects that will propel Threadless forward.

Looking ahead, we aim to provide the best place in the world for artists to share and monetize their work. We’ve made more progress this year on our platform than we have in many previous years and will continue to raise the bar on creating the best experience possible for artists and their supporters.

Here’s a gigantic thank you to those we've parted ways with today. I know they’ll all go on to do amazing things and I can’t thank them enough for all of their hard work at Threadless. On behalf of everyone here at Threadless, I also thank everyone in the community for the continued support. These are the moments that define us and we couldn’t do it without all of you.

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ArTrOcItY profile pic Alumni

Sad news but I can only imagine how hard is to run such a successful business as threadless and since you don't come across as one of those heartless businessman, I can only imagine how tough it was to make that decision. Good luck to the ones that left and to the ones that remained, I'm sure everything will turn out to be just right in the end!

Robo Rat
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Having Threadless on their resumes will surely help a lot in finding a new job. OT: I miss Festa and his funny elf videos. :)


This is super sad indeed. I wish all the best to everyone involved.

soloyo profile pic Alumni

Thanks to all those that helped make Threadless AWESOME

OlliRudi profile pic Alumni

Crap, i haven't been active here for a while, but that's really sad to hear. Best of luck to those of you that can't stay on:(

macdoodle profile pic Alumni

All my best to those that are gone. It has got to be wicked hard to lose a dream job. I hope they all land awesome gigs quickly!!

Pyne profile pic Alumni


_EffinSweet_ profile pic Alumni

sad day indeed. i am sorry to hear about this and i wish all that are affected all the best for the future. Strength!

C86 profile pic Alumni

This is really sad news, and it must've been a tough decision amongst such a tight group of friends and colleagues. Over 8-9 years ago when I originally joined Threadless, it was the community that inspired my interests to become a designer. I want to wish those involved all the best for a bright future ahead

Wheels03 profile pic Alumni

Wow, really sad to hear this news. I've been slowly regaining my creativity thanks to Threadless and this definitely hurts. The community here is amazing and I regret not being as involved with it over the years since I stumbled across here back in 2005. Best of luck to you all!

jess4002 profile pic Alumni

very sad news. threadless is an amazing community that i'm glad to be part of. i've attended two meetups and everyone is so super kind. best of luck to those who are leaving. :(


Awww man. It's so hurty when your family is hurty



Dang. I'd like to muster up something more positive for those that are no longer employed at Threadless, and of course I wish them the best and hope they go on to bigger and better things.....but dang. I honestly don't know how to feel about this right now other than sad. One can only hope in the end this change makes all parties involved stronger.

This. Because I can't word right now. I'm sad.

eskimokiss profile pic Alumni

Sad news indeed. Good luck to all who are leaving.


Jake, I wish I could go for a pizza and a beer with you guys. Your hearts must be breaking.

melmike profile pic Alumni

I've been wracking my brain trying to think of something meaningful to say here. Truth is, the Threadless community is so singular, so unique in this world, that I don't think any platitudes can truly apply. Having twice lost a job, I know the feeling all too well, but to leave this company, Taz is right, it must really heart-breaking for both those who are leaving and those who remain. I sincerely wish everyone effected the best of luck as they step into the next part of their lives.

mohacsy profile pic Alumni

i don't know who but i really wish everyone well, I've had so many great experiences here so it's sad to think that people who've helped make this place so special have to be let go:(

Musarter profile pic Alumni

I am sorry to hear this for everyone involved. I wish everyone the best in the transition. I hope new opportunities turn into great things for the people moving on.

Mountain Gnome

aw man sucky news... Good luck to those who have to leave....

ibyes profile pic Alumni

This kind of situation is never easy. I've been there a few times so I can relate. Sorry to all those in the Threadless family that were affected and here's hoping tomorrow is better.

WanderingBert profile pic Alumni

Oh man :(

Good luck to everyone affected. You've all helped make my Threadless experience awesome and I hope you go on to find amazing new opportunities.

Mr Rocks
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aled said:

I'm a bit dumbstruck. I think the community will be shocked when they hear some of the names leaving. People - friends - who have come to epitomise Threadless since I joined in 2006. The company and community will be a poorer place without..

My sentiments exactly. Most of the folks who are leving are close friends, so I feel hurt for them. The sad fact also that these guys and gals are what I considered the heart and soul of Threadless, and them leaving takes away from the nostalgic and loyal feeling I always had for this place.

Without knowing the exact business reasons I can't really comment on this decision, nor is it my place to say whose gone, but I can say I am shocked that some of those effected have been there for almost 10 years.

All that being said, Jake is also one of those friends, and I am sure this is the shittiest thing he has had to do since starting it all.

Musarter profile pic Alumni
Mr Rocks said:

Without knowing the exact business reasons I can't really comment on this decision, nor is it my place to say whose gone, but I can say I am shocked that some of those effected have been there for almost 10 years.

All this vagueness and subterfuge has me intrigued: who was let go?

JacquesMaes profile pic Alumni

Sad to hear this news, the employees are the face of Threadless and a big part of it's identity. They reflect the awesomeness of this business which gives artists the trust to commit themselves and join in. Best of luck to those affected..

ellygeh profile pic Alumni

Wow this is very sad to read. I wish each and everyone of you guys the best! Thank you for being such inspirations in my life! Also, know that the best outcomes always arrive after hard struggle! Never stop on being the awesome people that you are! Keep on doing amazing things!

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