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You’re a mean, green, art-making machine.

Protect the planet with your next Design Challenge.

Our planet’s environment supplies us with the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on. What happens when we don’t love the environment back? For one, the polar bears certainly wouldn’t be happy. It’s critically important that we protect the environment so it may provide for future generations to come. To continue spreading that message, we’re keeping this Design Challenge open all year round, like our main Threadless challenge!

For your new designs, we want you to draw inspiration from the environment. Consider sending a message about a specific environmental issue. There are so many of them to choose from—air pollution, deforestation, climate change, land conservation. Or maybe create a design that encourages green practices such as recycling or shrinking your carbon footprint. You can also take cues from nature, using earthy hues or illustrating those cute woodland creatures you love to watch in nature documentaries. Be a hype person for the environment!

Want to make an even bigger impact? With Threadless Causes, you can donate a portion of your earnings from the sale of your new design to Environment charities including Eden Reforestation Projects, World Wildlife Fund, and The Nature Conservancy. For this Cause, Threadless is matching donations up to $100,000! If you’re interested in joining our fundraising efforts, refer to our Help Page to learn how Causes works.

The winners of this Design Challenge will earn a nice prize in addition to ongoing earnings from any sales of products featuring their winning design!

Featured designs:

LEAFSCAPE by digsy
WE ARE F*CKED by vincenttrinidad
BEAR by sokolselmani

Challenge Details

  • Earn up to $20 per unit on products of your design sold on, your Artist Shop, and other retail opportunities! Read more...

  • $250 Threadless gift code

  • If you're opted into Earn More and your design is sold at our third party retail partners, you'll earn an additional royalty on each unit sold Read More...

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Submission kit

An Artist Shop is required to submit. If you do not have one, one will be created for you automatically when you click the "Submit A Design" button.

Designs from this challenge