Earth Creations, the sole maker of organic clay-dyed clothing, has just announced a brand new contest and fundraiser called “Help the Gulf Coast-Green Tees for our Seas”.
This contest offers artists a chance to win $800 in cash and prizes, while raising money and awareness for coastal clean-up. Artists will have a chance to submit their original designs in memoriam of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill before October 31st, 2010.
The winning design for the “Green Tees for our Seas” will adorn the front of a 100% organic cotton tee. Just like all clay-dyed clothing from Earth Creations, these shirts will be colored with natural, U.S. harvested clay (a dyeing method that protects U.S. waters from the harmful salt and other bi-products of standard clothing dyes).
One lucky winner will be chosen by online voters. You will have a chance to see the designs and cast your vote for the winning tee at www.earthcreations.net , between November 1st and 15th, 2010.
Half of all proceeds from the sale of this winning tee shirt will benefit Gulf Coast Conservation, non-profit organizations registered with Earth Creations. The fundraiser tees will be sold in women’s, men’s, and children’s sizes, at www.earthcreations.net, from November 22nd, 2010 to Earth Day, April 22nd, 2011.
“The Gulf Coast oil spill is yesterday’s news to some, but the Gulf Coast is near and dear to us” says Joy maples, Earth Creations cofounder and vice president of sales and product development. “We see how the communities and ecosystems are still struggling to recuperate, and as an environmentally-concious company, it is important to us to help ensure that they are cared for and preserved for generations to come. We hope this contest will lead to a shirt design poignant enough to memorialize the losses from the 2010 spill and to inspire people to support future stewardship and ongoing clean-up of the Gulf Coast.”
Earth Creations has been creating high-quality sustainable clothing for women, men, and children since 1996. The Alabama-based clothing maker is the only company to offer a complete line of apparel dyed from natural clay. Earth Creations can be found at more than 600 retailers nationwide. To find a store near you or to shop online, visit www.earthcreations.net.
Enjoy this article? Click FOLLOW at the top of the page, and you can receive new articles directly to your email inbox. Follow Tiffany on Twitter @PSbeautyqueen or check out the PS Beauty Blog. As always, please feel free to leave your comments in the box below.