Planet Green and hessnatur's Eco T-shirt Design Challenge! The Official Call for Entries


Update: Here's a gentle reminder to all aspiring designers. Keep the entries coming -- deadline is September 1!

It was only a matter of time before we’d sync up with sustainable fashion brand, hessnatur. We’ve been writing about the German-born company for a while now, gushing about their commitment to organic and natural clothing.

Now, designers, fashionistas, and those talented in the creation of all-thing-pretty department (we have a feeling more than a few of you, dear readers, fall into this category) have the chance to enter Planet Green and hessnatur’s first-ever collaborative labor of love and freshest new contest: The Eco T-Shirt Design Challenge.

You submit your most criminally good looking T-shirt print idea. We reward you with a potentially life- career- and world-changing prize. Not too shabby, right? Read on for prize, entry, and contest details—plus our all-star judging panel. Then enter today!The Best Organic T-shirt Design’s Prize with a Purpose
Wolf Luedge, hessnatur’s CEO and managing director states,

It is a little known fact that the growth and harvesting of conventional cotton causes some of the world’s worst environmental pollution—one third of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers to create just one of the 2.4 billion tees produced globally every year. If we can highlight this in an engaging way, we are one step closer to making a healthier world.

This is precisely the purpose behind the design challenge and its prize. Wishing to prove to the world that organic cotton does matter and is far better than its conventional counterpart, Planet Green and hessnatur are asking entrants to make an eco-statement designing a print for a limited edition organic T-shirt. The winning design will make it onto the face of one of hessnatur’s Grameen tees, get mass manufactured and sold internationally!

But that’s not all. A percentage of the sales’ proceeds will go to the Grameen Foundation founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunis, who pioneered micro-financing. So not only will designer get there name out there to the world—they’ll be getting a nod from one of the world’s movers and shakers Dr. Yunis himself.

Our Green Fashion Savvy Judges

In addition to winning over Planet Green readers, entrants will also have to impress our esteemed panel of eco-fashionista judges:

Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver and Founder of Tom’s Shoes
Miranda Purves, Lifestyle Editor of Elle Magazine
Summer Rayne Oakes, Eco-model and Environmental Spokesperson
Miguel Adrover, Fashion Designer and Creative Director for hessnatur

Eco T-Shirt Design Dates
Now – September 1: Submissions are accepted via uploads
September 1 – September 22: Reader and judge voting
September 23: The grand prize winner is announced!

Ready to roll out your potentially world renowned, do-good design?

Click over to Planet Green’s contest site to get the complete details and contest updates.

Then enter your design idea using the official submission form.

More on hessnatur:
Hessnatur Organic Fashion Coming to America
NY Fashion Week: Bjork Would Love Hessnatur by Miguel Adrover
Preview Hessnatur by Miguel Adrover's Spring 2009 Collection

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