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Create A Bike-Themed Design For A Messenger Bag And T-Shirt.

by KyleGeib / None /

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For some, bicycles are an essential accessory to achieving ultimate hipness. For others, bikes provide healthy and affordable transportation to work and play. For students, health care workers, and business owners in Africa, bikes are vehicles to better healthcare, education, and economic opportunities.

Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief has distributed more than 120,000 bicycles. Those bikes have benefited more than 600,000 individuals by shortening travel time to clean water, education, healthcare, markets, and jobs. 25% of the proceeds from the winning messenger bag and tee will go towards the organization to bring more bikes to more communities. Use the same design for both, or create two complementary designs.

On top of the cash prize for the printed design, the winner will also help design their own custom Surly bike with SRAM components built by Iron Cycles and worth up to $3,000. So knock off those training wheels and get to work!

Lots of Threadstaffers have an affinity for those duel-wheeled movin’ machines. For design inspiration, check out photos taken by Jen for The Work Cycle as well as our Threadless Loves Bikes Pinterest board curated by Betsy. We can’t wait to chain up your awesome design alongside our ever-growing collection of bike-themed art.

Check out the prizing and submit your design.

Check Out The Select Spring 2013 Collection!

by betsym / None /

For months, our product team has been hard at work curating designs and putting together several snazzy new styles for the Select Spring 2013 Collection. It includes our first custom button-down shirts, lightweight cardigans, and tons more. You’ll see energetic patterns, tongue-in-cheek humor, classic comic references, and old school America. The pop-culture inspired collection is more playful than our Select collections of past with more colors, bolder designs, and all-around fun you can wear over and over again (just remember to machine wash cold and hang dry)! And, as always, the entire collection is made in the U.S. of A.

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Want to see your pattern or design in the Fall 2013 Select Collection? Submit your design to the challenge, and check this thread for inspiration and feedback on what other people are submitting.

It’S Portland Made Week! Win An Entire Made Collection By Sharing Or $100 Gift Code By Photoshoppin'!

by jesshanebury / None /

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This week, we’re transporting you to the land of Portlandia: home of bicycle awareness, feminist bookstores, and four amazing Threadless artists. Monday through Thursday of this week, we’ll reveal a new Portland MADE collection every day.

We’ll pretty sure you’ll fall in love with all four awesome collections. And when you do, enter to win the entire collection by sharing via the social buttons on the page!

MONDAY: Meg Hunt

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TUESDAY: Brian Cook

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WEDNESDAY: Mary-Kate McDevitt

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Thursday: will bryant

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photoshop challenge!

Ross, Craig and Rachel are headed to Portland right this minute to get ready for the sold-out Portland MADE series launch party! We are missing them. Help us feel like we are traveling with them.

CHALLENGE: Photoshop Ross, Craig and/or Rachel into wild & crazy Portland-related scenes.

Our favorite will get a $100 Threadless gift code. You can use any photo of them you wish (There is approx. one billion in the catalog) but here's a few to get you started: Rachel Ross Craig

DEADLINE: Monday, Feb. 25, 10am

Congrats to carlijane7 for winning the Photoshop challenge! Here's her pickle-riffic submission:

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Design A Tee That Makes The World Dance. Do It For Kid President!

by jesshanebury / None /

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Kid President is busy pep-talkin’ the entire planet. Through his videos and website, this ultra-inspiring 9-year-old has taken it upon himself to inspire every single one of us (even the boring grown-ups) to make the world a better place.

But he can’t do it alone. Help Kid President create more awesome. Design a tee that makes the world dance! Use some of Kid President’s words of wisdom to get you in the dancin’ mood: “Do gooder!” “Don’t be in a party! Be a party!”*

To help get you get inspired, watch some of his videos, starting with the one that has made it into just about everybody’s Facebook feed, the Pep Talk.

25% of the sale of the winning tee will benefit The Center For Courageous Kids.

Submit now!

Design For Kids In Our Wittlebee Challenge! (Get Some Discounts Too!)

by jesshanebury / None /

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Tyke, nipper, moppet, bambino. Wee ones are called lots of cute names, and they deserve to be outfitted in equally adorable wardrobes. That’s why Threadless is teaming up with kids clothing club Wittlebee to help put darling duds on stylish kids.

Your challenge is to design a unique t-shirt or one piece to be included in an upcoming Wittlebee subscription box.

Each month, Wittlebee sends a mystery box of kids’ clothes to members based on their little one’s age, gender, and dress-up style. Your job is to create a design that brings oohs and aahs on that very special mail day. Design something to fit itty bitty babies or boy or girl tots. We’ll keep this challenge open until May 24th, but designs will be chosen each month, so the earlier you get out your crayons and start drawing, the better your chances of landing inside a Wittlebee package.

Start designin’, kids!

BONUS OFFER:

If you’ve got some kiddos of your own, Wittlebee is offering $10 off your first order!

Perk Up! Bow Truss Coffee Threadless Specialty Blend Coffee Is Here.

by jesshanebury / None /

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Congrats to Trevor Jones! His design, Campfire Coffee won the Bow Truss Coffee Bag Challenge. From 249 submissions, his idea was chosen and coffee bags with his design are now available for purchase (with coffee inside) from Bow Truss.

So what’s in that nifty bag o’ beans? The blend features Caturra, Typica, and Bourbon varietals and has approachable flavors of Cherry, Dark Chocolate, and Peach.

We’re really, really, really, really, really, really, really excited about this! (But, maybe that’s just the caffeine talking.)

Pick up a bag now to support Trevor and feel awake, alert, and inspired.

Score Chicago-Themed Bottle Designs For Your Chance At An Ipad Mini!

by jesshanebury / None /

For the next three weeks, we’re giving away an iPad mini per week! If you’re 21+, score at least 50 designs, and we’ll enter you to in a random drawing. Winners will be announced each week!

Get scorin’!

Week one winner: birdhair2001!
*We picked a random winner from the people who had scored all 36 designs subbed so far.
Week two winner: Jess 4002! (You have Craig to thank for this! He picked the random number that scored you an iPad!) Week three winner: Frankie hi-nrg mc!

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You Are Beautiful! And So Are You! And You!

by jesshanebury / None /

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We’ve partnered with You are Beautiful for a beaut of a design challenge. Create a beautiful design and you could win $1,000 cash, $250 Threadless gift code, a WACOM graphics tablet, AND MORE!

Find out more about the challenge.

“You Are Beautiful” is a simple and bold message meant to improve lives on a personal level. In the past decade over a half million 'You Are Beautiful' stickers, installations, and exhibitions have traveled around the world. Matthew Hoffman, who originally initiated the project, considers himself the custodian, keeping the lights on and the floor clean. He points to the incredible global community that has championed and embraced this message.

Last week we participated in the celebration of the ten year old message by hosting an interactive art piece at an opening reception part for YAB’s month-long art exhibit. Check out the beautiful piece guests made together!

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We Heart Fat Presidents! Celebrate 3 Holidays In One! / Round 3 Winner Announced!

by jesshanebury / None /

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This week, we’re celebrating Fat Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day in one amazing holiday: We Heart Fat Presidents.

Not only have we got deals galore but we’ll be playing games on each of the three holidays that you can participate in and win prizes!

On each of the holidays, we’ll be pitting three Threadstaffers against each other in a game of trivia wits! In this blog, you’ll cast your vote for who you think will win. On the day after the holiday, we’ll post the results and if you guessed correctly, we’ll put your name in a hat to win a $100 gift code!

Plus, since we’re good sports, we’ll also pull 2 wrong guessers to get a 20% off coupon!


ROUND THREE: Presidents Day / Winner: speedy joe

Monday, February 18
category: U.S.A. - all answers will start with either U, S or A


$100 gift code winner: benhamlin
20% off consolation prize winners: atone & bad_nobe I'll be emailing you!

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Speedy Joe: "I bleed red, white, and blue."
DJ Gary: “DJ Gary's gonna win because he sprinkles diamonds on everything he eats.”
Kevin Casey: "Why I will win? I am offended by the question."


ROUND TWO: Valentine's Day / WINNER: DUSTIN M.!

Thursday, February 14
category: Heart Break Hotel (anatomy, celebrity break ups and geography)


$100 gift code winner: julietmarshmallow
20% off consolation prize winners: badkitty64 & theartistdude I'll be emailing you!

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Dustin M.: The only reading materials allowed in my apartment are In Touch Weekly and atlases. Celebrity breakups, check. Geography, check. Also I took an anatomy class in high school and I'm pretty sure I passed.
Angie:ANatomyGEographyceLebritybreAkups.
Marcella: Can't say much about my extensive knowledge of anatomy or geography, but I am hoping that celebrity breakups will bring me home the gold. I am an avid subscriber to People and Us Weekly. I typically know who is making up or breaking up in Hollywood.


ROUND ONE: Fat Tuesday / winner: Jen!


$100 gift code winner: halfgotten
20% off consolation prize winners: chafetco & etiennecent I'll be emailing you!

Tuesday, February 12
category: yellow, purple & green

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Jillian: "I was raised by wolves. They were all really good at trivia."
Jen Lemasters: “My favorite color is yellow and that makes me bright.”
Christian: "I vogue first and ask questions later. Should you be unlucky enough to stand in my way to world domination, then I pity the fool."


Nbc’S Community Is Back This Thursday And That Makes Us One Happy Community.

by jesshanebury / None /

After a mighty long hiatus, NBC’s Community returns this Thursday, February 7! Many Threadstaffers are big fans and we’re especially excited to see our pal Danny Pudi back in action as Abed! We met Danny a few years back during Community’s first season. He was here visiting his hometown of Chicago.

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Since then, we’ve spotted lots of Threadless tees on the show!

Danny Pudi 1

Danny Pudi 2

Danny Pudi 3

And just a few months ago, we released Elin Jonsson’s Community + Doctor Who design Not Where But When, Not How But Who?

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Needless to say (even though we are about to) we’re pretty stoked. Go Greendale Human Beings!

Will you be tuning in on Thursday? Do you have a favorite character, quote, or episode? Post below.

Join Us In Portland, Oregon On Feb. 22!

by jesshanebury / None /

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Hey Threadfans in the Portland/Seattle area!

Join staffers Jake, Rachel & Craig in Portland Oregon on February 22 to celebrate the launch of the Portland MADE series featuring four awesome Portland-area artists Brian Cook, Mary Kate McDevitt, Will Bryant & Meg Hunt.

There will be lots of Threadless IPA, delicious Tamales, button making, a DIY screen printing station and more! The artists will also be there, creating original artwork to be raffled off at the end of the night!

It's gonna be awesome, so grab some friends and join in!

Get your tickets here!

Create A Design For The Body Of A Guitar And A T-Shirt To Wear While Playing It.

by jesshanebury / None /

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You’re watching your favorite band perform, and all of the sudden the lead singer waves you onstage. Who, me? Yes, you. He wants you to play the solo. Then it gets even better. The guitar placed in your hands has your design on it!

We can make this dream come true (well... maybe not the playing a guitar solo for your favorite band part). Create a design for the body of a guitar and a t-shirt to wear while playing it. Use the same design for both, or create two complementary designs. The winning design will be printed on a Threadless edition Artist Series Guitar. It’ll be sold in the ASG shop alongside other custom designed guitars featuring artwork created by musicians and artists around the globe. We’ll sell the winning t-shirt here on Threadless.

Check out the challenge page to get started.

Show Some Love And We Might Show You Some Money! Winner Announced.

by jesshanebury / None /

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WINNER: EBRAMAN!

Congrats to ebraman!!! You've won the contest and we're going to help you show some love to Kris. We chose your board from some of the highest followed boards bc we loved reading the sweet way you talked about the one you love. Happy Valentine's Day! I'll be emailing you.
Thanks to everyone for participating. So many of these boards made us smile ear to ear.


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about what you want to get for the love(s) in your life. We want to help you make that person as happy as Cupid.

Create a Pinterest board for your favorite person containing items you’d like to get them. We’ll choose our favorite from the boards that get the most followers. The creator of that board will win a $150 Threadless gift code and $150 Amazon gift code.

Your board must have at least ten pins and be titled “Threadless, help me show some love to (loved one’s name.)
- a repin of this image.
- 5 Threadless products you’d like to get your loved one
- 4 pins of other products you’d like to get your loved one

Put a link to your board in the comments below. You must post your board by this Friday, February 8! We’ll announce the winner as soon as we can get through all the boards so you can use the cash to get something in time for Valentine’s Day!

Nail Art Inspired By Joe Van Wetering And Alice X. Zhang’S Design

by betsym / None /

We thought we had seen it all. We’ve admired tattoos, been spooked by Halloween costumes, and salivated after cakes inspired by Threadless designs. But here’s a new one! Nail art!

Sarah over at Try My Hand stumbled across Deliquesce by Joe Van Wetering and Alice X. Zhang and decided to use their design as inspiration for her own art.

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Sarah is a nail art pro. Look closely. This is no stencil. She did this all by hand with 14 (if we counted correctly) different colors! Crazy. Check out more of Sarah’s designs on her blog!

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