Threadless.com is a community-based website where members can submit and/or vote on t-shirt designs submitted by other members. Each submission gets a week of eligible voting time where members can promote and/or comment on each other's designs. At the end of each week, the winning designs are printed and made available for purchase. Each winning designer receives:
$2,000 in cash
$500 Threadless Gift Certificate (can be redeemed for $200 cash)
$500 in cash each time the design is reprinted
There is also an annual "Threadless Awards" in which $100,000 is up for grabs for excellence in various categories such as "Most Groundbreaking Design" or "Best Gallery Photo".
I just happen to be wearing a Threadless shirt today - it's the one pictured on the right, called "Used to Be Friends," and it's a classic example of the unique and striking designs Threadless makes available. But it's not just the shirts that make it special - it's how they're created in the first place. Basically, Threadless allows designers to submit t-shirt designs for printing, and the Threadless community decides, … more
Well, okay, maybe just mine. Anyone who knows me knows that Threadless t-shirts are pretty much all I wear. The designs are unique, fun, funky, abstract, silly, scary, beautiful, witty...you name it. The best thing about Threadless is that it's community-based and it's the members who submit the designs and vote on what gets printed. Each week a new batch of shirts is released--most are new, some are reprints of popular designs that have sold out. I currently own at least 50 shirts and … more
I love threadless.com. I haven't bought anything from there yet, but it's a great mix of the avante garde design t-shirts and hilarious ironic shirts. And since the designs are user-submitted you know that you're getting an original piece of work, which is awesome. Everytime I visit the site I always want to buy everything, their shirts are the best!