Introducing Our Fuzzy Puppets!

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Hey Threadpals!

We’d like to introduce you to some new friends of ours. Drew, Roxy, Roman & Chad will be hanging out & hosting challenges with some amazing prizes to sprinkle some fun this holiday season. Check them out below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ynAMVQ7qjA

Drew loves to draw. He’s convinced us to run a loves challenge in his honor!

Chad wants your vote. He’ll be hosting a voting challenge all month to see who scores the most designs overall!

Roman is the adventurer. He’s hosting a Photoshop challenge this month. Help him fill up his photo album with photos from around the globe!

Roxy is the Rocker. Get in on her contest to help her finish a song!

We hope you’ll like these guys as much as we already do!

Occupy Gmail: Tell Google You Want Our Email!

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Do you subscribe to our newsletter via a gmail account? If so, you might be wondering why you didn't get our sale announcement email yesterday. Well, that's because for some reason Google has decided you don't want to see our emails. Despite our best efforts to send you a bit of inbox joy and to only send email to people who open our email, our emails this week have been landing in the spam box on Google.

Fortunately for us all, Google's actually pretty democratic about this kind of thing. We can all help fix this without sleeping in parks or occupying squares. All you need to do is the following:

  • in gmail, search for: in:anywhere threadless
  • in the list of emails, look for those that are tagged as "spam" and select them (or click into one)
  • click the "move to inbox" button

You're done! You've just helped ensure you'll get future emails from us and that other subscribers are more likely to get theirs too.

Of course, we'd also value your feedback on our email. Drop a comment here or you can email me personally at cam@threadless.com if you want to comment offline.

Holiday Gift Guides Sneak Peek!

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Holiday Gift Guides Sneak Peek!

We're going to be unleashing our holiday gift guides in full fuzzy fashion when the sale drops tomorrow, however, we want to give you a sneak peek of our 4 new pals and some of their favorite tees!

DREW the designer: Artsy Types Culinaries Dads and Dudes

ROXY the rockstar: Zombie Allies Music Lovers Moms & M'Ladies

ROMAN the explorer: Wanderlusters Awwwnimal Lovers Lil' Guys and Lil' Girlies

CHAD the front-runner: Funny Folks Pop Culturers Everybody Else

Can't wait to see these 4 in action? Tune in tomorrow (and all of December!)

Attention All Thanksgiving Celebrating €˜Mericans, Happy Turkey Weekend!

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We hope you’re all kickin’ back getting ready for the big day of eating, football, and sitting. We certainly are. But once your tryptophan hangover releases you from your slumber, we figure you’re gonna have some time on your hands. So, here’s a list of stuff to keep yourself busy the rest of the weekend while you snack on leftovers!

Threadless loves Political Parodies - After you hear all the government conspiracies Uncle Tom keeps rambling on about, maybe you’ll have some fresh ideas.

Threadless loves Dysfunctional Families - A weekend with your cousin Frank and great Aunt Mildy might give you some inspiration.

Mothers Month T-shirt Design Challenge - Show mom how much you care by designing a tee in honor of her (and tell her thank you for that delicious dinner she just prepared!)

Threadless IPA Beer Can Design Challenge - mmm beer. Drink some while creating your design (but only if you’re 21+, of course)

Food, family, fun & Ferguson Photoshop challenge - Give Grant Ferguson the Turkey Day he’s always dreamed of.

Score designs! - while simultaneously rating parade floats.

OK, enough about Threadless, aren’t you supposed to be making a pumpkin pie?

Support Team Threadstache!

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Movember is here!

18 Threadless employees shaved their faces clean on November 1st and are growing some sweet lip covers for charity. 12 Mo Bros and 6 Mo Sistas are will be revealing their organic and non-organic 'staches at the end of the month.

We'll post a link to the pictures and we'll have you pick your faves. In the mean time, consider donating to Team Threadstache!

Results From The Unicef Voting Challenge!

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A few weeks ago we hosted a three-day UNICEF Voting Challenge. So many of you came together to score designs and benefit people in need.

We’re happy to announce the randomly selected design-scorers who will soon open their mailboxes to find Good Shirts donated by Threadless! Even better, we’re donating $711.30 to UNICEF in name of these three community members.

Seth Valenziano will receive the Therapeutic Milk Tee ($85.75 donation paid by Threadless) Emergency feeding centers, refugee camps, and hospitals use therapeutic milk to treat severely malnourished children. This life-saving formula includes vegetable fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. $85.75 can provide 30 pounds of therapeutic milk powder.

Here’s what Seth had to say: It feels great to help others. I am an enthusiast when it comes to helping those in need (I even was a translator in a medical clinic in the Dominican Republic) and to know that this donation will be life-changing to someone out there gives me the heebie-jeebies, but the good kind.

Rowan and Kathryn Gossett will receive the Basic Family Water Kit Tee ($125.55 donation paid by Threadless) Clean water is precious, especially in the Horn of Africa, where UNICEF reaches more than four million people with its water and sanitation efforts. $125.55 can provide 1 basic water kit, which can help provide clean water to 10 families. Each kit contains buckets, collapsible water containers, soap, and water purification tablets.

Here’s what Rowan and Kathryn had to say: We're really glad we could take part in this program! Helping others gives us this warm, fuzzy, feeling inside... like we swallowed a kitten!

Ryan Astle will receive the Water Pump Tee($500 donation paid by Threadless) A water pump can provide clean, safe drinking water for an entire community. It also prevents women and children from having to walk miles, often in dangerous situations, to fetch water for their families. $500 can provide a water pump that can service an entire community.

Ryan will also receive special artwork by artists, Justin and Christine Gignac!

Ryan can add the Water Pump tee to his Good Shirts tee collection because he already has the Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets tee!

Here’s what Ryan had to say: I've been a fan of Threadless for years, but I just recently started participating in voting, reading blogs by community members and submitting a design or two this past year. It's a really cool place to browse and hang out online. :) Being part of a contest that helps UNICEF makes it even better. :)

Thanks to everyone who participated and if you haven’t yet, check out the possible donations you can make to this great project. If you have $300,000 or even just $18.57, you can do good.

Host A Threadless Worldwide Meetup On Dec 8 And Spread Some Threadcheer, Dangit!

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The holiday season is upon us and there's no one we'd rather spend the season with than our Threadpals aka YOU! Thursday, Dec. 8 will be the date for our 4th Worldwide Threadless Meetup! In honor of the season, the theme will be Spread the Threadcheer.

We want you to host your own "Threadcheer" Meetup in your city! At this Meetup, create new traditions that help spread the Threadcheer. Freeze bunched up tees in ice and see what team can unbunch their tee first. Do a remake table to create brand new gifts out of old tees. Make Threadless tee inspired greeting cards! Or even organize a Yankee Swap with Threadless tees! And do it all wearing your Ugly Holiday Sweaters.

Whatever you do, share it with us! Send us pics & video from your Meetup. We want to see the awesome stuff you can do wearing your ugly sweaters.

The Threadstaff will choose a winning Meetup and that group will get to select an unprinted design to get printed! And, you'll each get a $25 Threadless gift code to snag one of those tees once it's printed!

If 8 or more people RSVP to your Meetup, let us know and we'll send you a Meetup kit. (International, we need your kit requests by Nov 21. Domestic, we need your requests by Nov 24.) Send an email to community@threadless.com with your mailing address and link to your city's Meetup page.

Don't forget to tweet with hashtag #ThreadlessDay

Check out our Meetup page to create or join your own Threadcheer Meetup!

Threadless Ipa Beer Can Design Challenge

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Create a design to be printed on Threadless India Pale Ale cans

Earlier this year, Finch’s Beer Company brewed us our very own piney, hoppy, 6% ABV India Pale Ale. Many happy hours after our first taste of Threadless IPA, we decided we can no longer keep this delicious beer to ourselves. It’s time to spread the consumption and enjoyation of Threadless IPA to more craft beer lovers. Finch’s is ready to send Threadless IPA through their canning lines and distribute it across Chicagoland. But they can’t because they don’t have art for the cans!

Your challenge is to create a design that will fit on the Threadless IPA beer can label. Use the Finch’s Sub Kit to mock up your design. Feel free to add your own personal style; you don’t necessarily need to follow the style of the other cans. You can even take up every which corner of the label! But, you can only use up to five spot colors, including black.

The chosen design will be printed on every can of the stuff Finch’s sells. Just imagine, Threadless IPA beer drinkers could soon be holding your design in their koozies, so get to it!

UP FOR GRABS -$1000 cash -Fancy display case containing your Threadless IPA can for you to pass down to your grandchildren's children -A buncha Finch's swag

Threadless Loves Dysfunctional Families!

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Brace yourselves, the holidays are coming! Time to take a seat and watch as the circus known as the family holiday dinner gets underway.

Let's set the scene. Grandma arrives before the sun to start cooking the dinner that will inevitably be partially burnt. Mom passive-aggressively stands in the kitchen critiquing the mashed potato technique. Dad is quietly inspecting the bottom of his brandy glass as crazy Uncle Steve rambles on about government conspiracy theories for hours. And the cousins are pulling out the dog's hair and trying to make you wear a mustache made from it. All of the sudden the recipe book catches fire. Everyone runs out of the house screaming as dad puts out the fire with Grandma's homemade gravy.

Sound familiar?

Your challenge is to design a tee around dysfunctional families.

It could be your family, a family of woodland creatures, or even a zombie reunion. Whatever it is, show us what it's like when they get together and the sparks fly.

Check out the prizing and submit your design here.

It’S The Final Day Of The Unicef Voting Challenge, And There’S An Even Bigger Prize!

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Today’s the last day of the UNICEF voting challenge, and we’ve got a heck of a tee for today’s lucky Threadfan. Plus, we’ll be donating $500 to UNICEF for that person!

Today, a randomly selected community member who scores 300 or more designs between 10am today and 10am tomorrow will be awarded:

Water Pump Tee ($500 donation paid by Threadless) A water pump can provide clean, safe drinking water for an entire community. It also prevents women and children from having to walk miles, often in dangerous situations, to fetch water for their families. $500 can provide a water pump that can service an entire community.

special artwork by artists, Justin and Christine Gignac

Start scoring now, and you could help an entire community in need get clean water!

Score More Designs Today In The Unicef Voting Challenge For An Even Bigger Prize.

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We’ve reached day two of our UNICEF voting challenge. You all scored a lot of designs yesterday. Let’s see if we can get even more today!

Just like yesterday, a randomly selected community member who scores 300 or more designs from 10am today until 10am tomorrow will get a UNICEF Good Shirt, and we’ll make a donation for you. Today, we’ve got an even more valuable donation on the line.

Here’s what’s up for grabs today: Basic Family Water Kit Tee ($125.55 donation paid by Threadless) Clean water is precious, especially in the Horn of Africa, where UNICEF reaches more than four million people with its water and sanitation efforts. $125.55 can provide 1 basic water kit, which can help provide clean water to 10 families. Each kit contains buckets, collapsible water containers, soap, and water purification tablets.

Start scoring now, and you could help an entire family get clean water.

Extended - Mothers Month T-Shirt Design Challenge

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Design a t-shirt for Mothers Month

Moms deserve more than one store-bought Mother’s Day card a year. If you’d like to join the Mother’s Month Movement in taking the whole month of November to honor your mom, then create a t-shirt design inspired by all the things that make her so amazing. Create a design that pays tribute to your mom and moms everywhere for all they do. Make something that shows your mom how much you love her.

Ced Funches created the Mother’s Month Movement after watching his mother battle and survive cancer. Not wanting to imagine a world without mothers, he created an organization to celebrate and honor moms for an entire month. This challenge is a partnership with Cancer for College, which provides college scholarships to cancer survivors. 25% of the sale of each tee will go to Cancer for College to help moms and their families send their kids to college.

Up for Grabs: $750 cash $250 Threadless gift certificate Meet and greet with Will Ferrell $850 towards travel A copy of the children's book A World Without Mothers autographed by author Ced Funches

Help Us Do Good By Scoring 300 Designs!

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Your scoring always makes a difference for Threadless. But now, through UNICEF + Threadless, your scoring will make a difference for those in need AND you might score an amazing Good Shirt!

For the next three days, we’re running a voting challenge! Each day, a randomly selected community member who scores 300 or more designs from 10 am today to 10 am tomorrow will receive a UNICEF Good Shirt. We’ll send that person the tee, and we’ll make a donation for you.

Here’s what’s up for grabs today: Therapeutic Milk Tee ($85.75 donation paid by Threadless) Emergency feeding centers, refugee camps, and hospitals use therapeutic milk to treat severely malnourished children. This life-saving formula includes vegetable fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. $85.75 can provide 30 pounds of therapeutic milk powder.

By scoring now, you could help children get the nourishment they need.

All winners will be announced on Thursday.

Sneaky Tees Reprinted: November!

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November is here and we've got some extra reprints for you to gobble up! Wahoo! Check back often for updates!

For guys and gals:

Bird Brain

For guys:

E.T.A.

For gals:

Show Me the Vanilla Sky.. Pls!! The Last Day of Pegasus Memento Mori

Super Mega Fun

For kids

Super Mega Fun

Now on girly other styles too:

Show Me the Vanilla Sky.. Pls!! The Last Day of Pegasus Memento Mori

Announcing The Results Of The $1,000 Threadless Cash Voting Challenge!

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Thank you all for participating in last week’s scoring challenge! 871 of you voted on more than 300 designs each! For that day, the Threadless community came together for INCREDIBLE 475,401 total votes!

We put the names of everyone who scored at least 300 designs into our magical randomizing randomizer and we’re happy to announce that the recipient is:

Loel Phelps aka Fontainne

We shared the big news with Loel and asked him what he was going to do with his Threadcash: "I think it's pretty obvious, I'm gonna get some more awesome tees! First, I'm finally going to join the 12 month tee club, then I'm going to get some tees as inspiration for this year's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as a I slog away at a novel for the third year in a row. Lastly, I've always wanted to be able to wear 365 days of Threadless. I'm at 117 days now, and this should put me nearly at the half way mark!"

Congrats on your $1,000 Threadcash, Loel! We hope it’ll help power you throw all 50,000 words of NaNoWriMo and beyond!

Thanks to everyone who participated and continues to make Threadless awesome! And stay tuned for more awesome voting challenges; we’ve got plenty of exciting things on the horizon with loads of opportunities to score all kindsa swag.