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Goin’ Green | Stayin’ Green

By Amber Solomon, GOEX Market Advocate

 

 

Sustainability is a growing trend in our everyday lives. This is great news for humanity and for the planet. Over the last decade, we have all made great strides to protect the world we inhabit and have become more aware that our actions have a huge impact. From rethinking how we shop to exploring alternative fuels, the human race is on an eco friendly roll. 

 

Going green can be challenging, though. Changing habits requires time, planning, education, and resources. In a world where instant results and cutting corners are the social norm, knowing who’s actually walking the green path can be tricky. Enter greenwashing. 

 

What is “greenwashing”?

Greenwashing is a term used to describe a form of marketing in which green values and green marketing are fraudulently used to persuade consumers that an organization’s products, aims and policies are environmentally conscious. It’s downright deceptive. It is the responsibility of an organization to foster an honest, healthy relationship with the consumer. By participating in greenwashing, an organization is acknowledging the values of consumers but takes no action towards embracing those values.  

Types of greenwashing:

  • Environmental Imagery – This is when an organization uses images such as leaves, animals, recycle icons, etc. on their packaging with little or no insight to the why or how.
  • Irrelevant/Exaggerated Claims and Misleading Labels – This is when an organization uses phrasing like “100% natural” or “contains no chemicals” when in reality these claims are self-created and self-declared. These products might not contain certain chemicals or manufactured a certain way because those chemicals or practices might actually be illegal making the claim immaterial. One of the biggest offenders is “Made from Recycled Materials” – many brands market products this way regardless of how small the percentage of recycled content. 
  • Hidden Trade Offs – This is where an organization claims that they’re being environmentally conscious but they are doing so by exploitative means. A company may be using 100% recycled products but are they recycling those products through sustainable means? 

How can organizations get away with this?

The truth of the matter is that monitoring truth and transparency in advertising is still an evolving matter. There are many groups worldwide that are beginning to encourage critical analysis of advertising practices. In the meantime, it’s up to us to keep our eyes open to what really is and what is just a superficial selling point. 

 

How to identify truly sustainable products?

  • Look beyond the label – really dig into how a product is made, what it’s made of, and at what cost.
  • Look for proof of green practices – can 3rd party nonprofits or advocacy groups (like the Fair Trade Federation) vouch for their efforts? Is the company completely transparent about how they conduct business? Do they answer your questions in a timely, direct manner?
  • Educate yourself – Know what sustainability means and know your values. Does the organization you’re supporting support your values and ethics?

 

How GOEX walks the walk

Being a sustainable enterprise is not something that you can scratch off of your to-do list. It’s a continued, conscious effort that requires constant introspection and full transparency. In 2020, we introduced buttons, labels, drawcords, twill tape and packaging made from recycled plastic. We also introduced a line of garments created from remnant fabric diverting waste from landfills – our ladies rib tee, rib tank and rib cardigan are all created from scrap fabric! In 2021, we added zippers to the assortment of components using recycled plastics. We will also continue to expand our assortment of garments made of eco-triblend fabric diverting even more plastic from landfills. We are also reusing boxes that originate in Haiti – be sure to look for a sticker indicating your box is on its second journey! We are proud to walk the walk and encourage you to hold us accountable. 

Our continued efforts to do good is what differentiates us from most apparel companies. Over the past decade, our core story has remained the same – we exist to create and sustain fair wage jobs that empower employees to care for their families and to make the planet a healthier place for the next generation. In short? Feel good. Do good.

 

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We’re Creating More Jobs

 

One of our 2021 goals is to create more jobs and we’re already doing so at our Kansas City office! We are currently hiring a Finance & Purchasing Manager AND a Screen Technician to help us reach our goals. Do you have a knack for problem solving, have a passion for fitting small details into a bigger picture, and value doing good? Apply on Indeed!

 

FINANCE & PURCHASING MANAGER

 

JOB SUMMARY: Position is responsible for the management of the financial, operational and reporting aspects of the Kansas City based GOEX and Haiti based Life SA businesses. Provides organizational leadership and direction in the areas of: expense control, accounting, purchasing, operations and fiscal budgeting.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cash Flow Management:

  • Cash flow projections for all business segments
  • Credit management – establish customer credit limits & approvals
  • AR Collections – monitor receivables, credit limits and aging reports
  • Establish weekly payables schedule
  • Negotiate terms from vendors and suppliers
  • Accounting
  • Reconciliation and consolidation of inter-company / international accounts
  • Payroll management including sales commission calculations
  • Various month end duties to ensure financial accuracy and timely distribution monthly, quarterly, and annual financials

 

Financial Reporting

  • Financial statement preparation and analysis, ensuring statements are timely, accurate and GAAP compliant
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

 

Budgeting

 

  • Partner in annual fiscal budgeting process for domestic and international entities
  • Report accurate results vs established forecasts with monthly financial reports

Inventory Management

  • Handle purchasing of component materials including forecasting, cash flow and order submission
  • Ensure goods are processed and tracked accurately within the ERP
  • Coordinate and oversee annual inventory and cycle counts to maintain accurate records
  • Manage the order and invoicing processes checking for accuracy in inventory and in financial reporting

 

Dotted line responsibilities

 

  • Review integrations with finance software
  • Perform HR functions including benefits administration and pay scale reviews

KEY SUCCESS INDICATORS/ATTRIBUTES:

  • Familiarity with QuickBooks preferred
  • Experience in the corporate/for-profit accounting/finance sector preferred; retail or manufacturing history ideal
  • A desire to learn and grow with our company
  • Ability to multi-task, reaching into operational, technology and integrations within GOEX.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly analytical and robust problem-solving skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications
  • Diligent and able to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exhibits confidence in interacting with upper management and international colleagues
  • Maintains courteous, professional and effective relationships with associates at all levels of the organization
  • Able to adapt quickly to change and to function in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Possess strong time management and organizational skills
  • Commitment and adherence to GOEX mission and values

Experience:

  • Accounting: 3 years (Required)

Job Type: Full-time

 

 

SCREEN TECHNICIAN

 

JOB SUMMARY: Primary responsibility for efficient screen room production. Contribute to all screen print tasks and processes as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Primarily responsible for post-press screen resets including pulling tape, reclaiming screens and cleaning squeegees
  • Maintain ink room cleanliness and organization
  • Review all films vs art proof checking for accuracy and communicating errors to the Screen Print Manager.
  • Burn screens and prep for print set-up. Ensure all screens are ready for scheduled jobs at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Assist press operators as directed by manager.
  • Assist in daily and weekly warehouse maintenance tasks.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

 

 

KEY SUCCESS INDICATORS/ATTRIBUTES:

 

  • Experience working in a screen print shop a plus.
  • Ability to work independently for most of the day.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Diligent and able to complete tasks in a timely fashion and with limited supervision.
  • Maintains courteous, professional and effective relationships with associates at all levels of the organization.
  • Acts in the best interest of the team, organization and vision versus self.
  • Is able to adapt quickly to change and is continuously looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and quality
  • Has a commitment to excellence.
  • Accepts responsibility for actions, projects, and results.
  • Asks questions when doesn’t know and can’t find the right answer.
  • Commitment and adherence to GOEX mission and values.

 

 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

 

WORKING AT GOEX

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

 

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Fundraise Like A Champion

 

Raising money for your cause can be overwhelming. There are so many options out there from candy and cookies to raffles and carwashes. GOEX can help! We’ve made fundraising and awareness easy with our custom fair trade tees. We are ready to help your cause succeed.

 

HOW TO FUNDRAISE WITH GOEX:

Select a blank tee, the artwork and set the price. We’ll provide a proof for approval and then send you a link to your fundraiser page.

 

Promote your fundraiser! Share your link with why you are raising funds and ask people to purchase your tee.

 

At the end of the event, we print and ship the tees and send you a check for your profits!

WHY FUNDRAISE WITH GOEX?

GOEX is nonprofit.

After costs to sustainably produce premium eco-friendly apparel and provide living wage jobs, all GOEX profit — every bit of it — goes to fund projects set in motion by The Global Orphan Project.

 

GOEX is committed to sustainability.

Each garment is sustainably made of USA fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail. In 2020, we introduced buttons, labels, drawcords, twill tape and packaging made from recycled plastic. We also introduced a line of garments created from remnant fabric diverting waste from landfills – our ladies rib tee, rib tank and rib cardigan are all created from scrap fabric! In 2021, we added zippers to the assortment of components using recycled plastics. We will also continue to expand our assortment of garments made of eco-triblend fabric diverting more plastic from landfills. And we are reusing boxes that originate in Haiti! Be sure to look for a sticker indicating your box is on its second journey!

 

GOEX is a member of the Fair Trade Federation

GOEX exists to improve the lives of the workers and communities we touch. We are proud to say GOEX is one of the elite few who have passed the Fair Trade Federation’s (FTF) rigorous screening! We are dedicated to following the nine FTF principles established to maintain integrity. You can read more about the Fair Trade Federations nine principles here. 

 

GOEX is transparent.

We use a simple tee to connect the customer and the worker. Your GOEX purchase employs skilled apparel makers who cut and sew premium fabric at a manufacturing facility in Haiti. You support employees at our screen printing and distribution center in the heart of Kansas City. These jobs enable employees to care for their own families through dignified work and we have an open door policy. When you visit either facility, you’re encouraged to talk with employees and get a better understanding of how we support the people who make your clothes. Transparency is only one of the ways we seek to do better in everything we do.

 

READY TO START FUNDRAISING?

Email us at cs@goex.org.

 

 

 

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Go Explore

 

Embrace your inner explorer from the comforts of home. 

 

You may not be able to go to many places right now but that doesn’t mean you have to put your sense of adventure on hold. Feed your need for travel with our Go Explore Tees. Each country represents a place where GO Project supports local communities caring for kids.

 

 

 

These best-selling tees feature a relaxed fit designed for comfort but with features that keep it stylish, including the heathered colors and topstitch at the collar. The eco-friendly fabric includes five recycled water bottles and is a slightly heavier weight than many triblends on the market, keeping this shirt looking great wash after wash. These tees are made from U.S. eco-friendly materials, cut and sewn in Haiti and designed and printed in Kansas City. Oh and did we mention, all of our workers are paid a fair-wage! Basically, this means they’re the best, comfiest tees on the market made at the highest standard!

 

   

 

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Give Yourself A Little TLC

By Amber Solomon, GOEX Market Advocate

 

 

What we wear says a lot of our personalities. That’s quite a job for a pair of jeans or a t-shirt. After a long day, we all need a little TLC. Your clothes are an extension of you. Give yourself a little self care this year! Not only will you reap the benefits but these small changes can impact the world. Here are some best practices for caring for your sustainable fashions. 

 

 

A Good Cleansing

Wash your clothes in cold water. Heat tends to shrink, damage, and fade clothing plus it takes a toll on the environment. This goes the same for your dryer. Favor air drying your clothes if you can or using a cooler setting. 

You know to separate dark and lighter fabrics, but did you know to separate heavy and light materials too? Heavymaterial will literally fight your delicates in the washer and dryer. Give your lighter, airier fabrics a fighting chance. This will also reduce the capacity in your washer. Stuffing your washer can restrict cleansing. When there is enough space your clothes will have optimized washing/rinsing cycles. 

 

Consider how much detergent you are using. Less is more. The cleansing process is caused by motion, water, and soap. It’s a team effort and you don’t need to overwhelm the other team members with products. Try using 40-70% of the recommended dose depending on your fashions’ needs. 

 

How often are you washing your fashions? Probably too much. Absorbent clothes like undergarments and exercise clothes should definitely be washed after every use. Your jeans, hoodies, sweaters, and dresses on the other hand have the power to withstand multiple wears without soiling. Trust your eyes and nose. If there is odor or discoloration, in the bin. Otherwise, hang it or nestle it safe and sound in the drawer. 

 

On The Mend 

Small tears? Hemlines coming undone? Loose button? No problem. You don’t need to be an award winning seamstress or even own a sewing machine for a quick fix. There are several quick and easy tutorials online that can show you how to easily repair your garments without breaking the bank or your brain. You’d be surprised what you can do with a needle, thread, and a little patience. 

 

Also, make friends with your local alteration service or green dry cleaner. They can provide easy to more complex repairs and can help extend the life of your garments. Plus, you’ll be supporting local business! Don’t know where to go? Ask around. Your friends and neighbors are reliable sources but your local theater groups might have a wardrobe manager with a few suggestions. 

 

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Hoodie Season Is Here

 

The ladies weekender hoodie has arrived and it’s giving us weekend vibes every day of the week!

 

This hoodie ensures your comfort in mind, body, and spirit. The dreamy texture is designed to look great as outerwear in transitional temperatures or layered up for hoodie season. The heathered, 7oz fleece is super soft with a weighted fit that feels like a hug. Its versatility suits your needs whether you’re working out, working from home, or spending the day curled up with a good book. No matter your goals, you know you look good while doing good. 

 

Remember, when you choose a GOEX hoodie, you get USA fabric, quality construction AND you sustain fair wage jobs that uplift families. Each GOEX garment is made of USA fabric and sewn in our boutique factory in Haiti with extreme attention to details, such as decorative stitching on seams and twill tape in the neckline. You deserve a better hoodie that helps make a better world. 

 

Available in navy, heather grey, charcoal, and olive

 

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5 New Year’s Resolutions We’re Making in 2021

 

‘Tis the season for new year’s resolutions, and we’re making a few of our own at GOEX. Read below for our top 5 resolutions we’re making in 2021. We hope these inspire you to make some positive changes and make 2021 your year!

 

1.  Connect our clients and makers in new ways.

We know our customers care deeply for the hands that make their clothes. We want all of you to feel invested in the difference you’re making in their lives. So, in 2021 look for more specific stories and for ongoing impact data on our employees and their families. We’ll also provide more opportunities for you to come alongside us in investing in programming. Hopefully, we’ll even be able to take some of you to Haiti with us in the second half of the year.  We hope you’re excited to learn more over the coming months!

 

2.  Continue to grow sustainability efforts.

In 2020, we introduced buttons, labels, drawcords, twill tape and packaging made from recycled plastic. We also introduced a line of garments created from remnant fabric diverting waste from landfills – our ladies rib tee, rib tank and rib cardigan are all created from scrap fabric! In 2021, we’ll add zippers to the assortment of components using recycled plastics. We will also continue to expand our assortment of garments made of eco-triblend fabric diverting more plastic from landfills. And we’ll begin reusing boxes that originate in Haiti – look for a sticker indicating your box is on its second journey!

 

3.  Sell more tees, create more jobs.

Ultimately our goal is to educate more consumers about ethical shopping choices resulting in more tee sales and more fair wage jobs in Haiti and the US. In 2020, we hired two additional full-time sales managers who are ready to serve our growing client base. Thank you to everyone who is already part of the GOEX family! We hope you’ll share our story in the new year and help spread the word about our super comfy, fair trade apparel. We can’t do this without you!!

 

4.  Practice hospitality.

We are SO excited about the store space we opened this fall and can’t wait to host you for a visit! Would you like to have a private shopping or printing event? Looking for a space for another event? As we begin to come out of the pandemic in the spring or summer, we would love to host you and your friends or colleagues!

 

5.  Be grateful!

Through the challenges of 2020, we have SO much to be thankful for!  We’ve made incredible new friends, continued to support our employees and introduced new products and initiatives that put us in a great place going into 2021. We are incredibly grateful for all of you for supporting us throughout 2020. Cheers to the new year!

 

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5 Fair Trade Gifts for the Thoughtful Giver  

5 Fair Trade Gifts for the Thoughtful Giver  

We all know “it’s the thought that counts” when it comes to giving gifts. It’s not always about finding the perfect gift, the coolest gift or the most expensive gift. It’s about thoughtfulness. And thoughtfulness takes on a whole new meaning when you give gifts that both feel good and do good. 

 

When you give a fair trade gift this holiday season, you are thinking about the recipient of the gift and the person who made it. We’ve selected our five favorite GOEX garments for the thoughtful giver who wants to give a gift with impact. 

 

Gift good. Feel good. 

White Crew

 

Price: $40.00

 

Other Colors: Oxford, Navy, Black

 

Thoughtful Touches: Our crewnecks are the perfect weight as a basic outerwear in transitional temperatures or layered up for warmth in winter. Each is made of U.S. fabric and sewn in our boutique factory in Haiti with extreme attention to detail, such as decorative stitching on the seams and twill tape in the neckline. But the story behind it is what makes this gift so thoughtful. Every purchase sustains fair wage jobs that uplift families!

 

Grey Cardigan

 

Price: $35.00

 

Other Colors: White, Navy, Berry, Olive

 

Thoughtful Touches: This flattering, rib cardigan is not only fashionable and super comfy, but it’s one of our most eco-friendly garments! Using the leftover rib fabric from our triblend tees and featuring three recycled plastic buttons, these cardigans contain recycled water bottles and divert waste from landfills in Haiti. Meaning they’ll feel twice as good when wearing it.

 

Weekender Hoodie

 

Price: $45.00

 

Other Colors: Navy

 

Thoughtful Touches: They will love the comfy fit of the Ladies Weekender Hoodie designed to look great with jeans or leggings! This is one of those “look like you are ready for the day but feel like you never left bed” garments. It’s that dreamy. And what makes it more thoughtful than your average hoodie? The maker was treated with respect and paid a fair wage — reinstating pride, dignity and stability within their family.

 

Ivory Premium Cotton Tee

 

Price: $15.00

 

Other Colors: Black, Oxford, White, Cardinal, Navy, Lucite, Turquoise, Marigold, Hunter Green, Kelly Green, Atomic Green, Dried Herb, Maroon, Red, Neon Orange, Royal Blue, Scuba, Purple

 

Thoughtful Touches: This is not your basic, basic. The premium, ringspun cotton tee in ivory is sure to become a wardrobe go-to. The relaxed fit is designed for comfort but with features that keep it stylish, including the double needle topstitch at the collar and hems. Not to mention, our cotton is sourced right here in the U.S. and travels only 1,200 miles to Haiti to be sewn into shirts compared to the average 16,000 mile journey of mega-factory tees. 

 

Olive Hoodie

 

Price: $40.00

 

Other Colors: Navy, Oxford, Black

 

Thoughtful Touches: Our buttery soft, hoodies were designed for everyday life that just so happens to be life-giving as well. From weekend outings to warding off office chills, this is a must-have basic hoodie that empowers the makers in their families and communities!

 

Keep Giving More Goodness

Looking for more gifts that feel good and do good? Take a look at the Fair Trade Federation’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Odds are, if you love the story behind a gift, your loved one will too.

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Ethically Made From Seed To Stitch

 

Impact Fashion is one of the leading sustainable fashion events in Los Angeles. Consumers from all over come to learn about and meet the best in impact-driven, environmental-friendly, fair trade fashion. This year, our fair trade apparel was invited to walk their virtual runway!

 

Every pair of pants, graphic tee or cozy sweatshirt has traveled to make it in your closet. The global fast fashion market is a 30+ billion dollar a year industry, but few know the story behind the clothing on the racks. Today, many are raising their voice to take a stand by supporting fair trade brands and ethically made fashion. And as a consumer, you are perhaps the most important member of the fair trade community.

 

Didn’t get a chance to see our looks? No sweat. We are bringing the runway to you.

 

Shop these Fair Trade Looks

 

 

 

Vegan Leather Jacket: Blue District

 

Fair Trade Graphic Tee: GOEX Apparel

 

Natural Dyed Pants: Ola Wyola

 

Accessories: Astor + Orion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Velvet Peacock Duster Jacket: Symbology

 

White Triblend Tank Top: GOEX Apparel

 

Chunky Mixed Metal Chain: Ola Wyola

 

Studded Bordeuax Bootie: Bhava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triblend White Tank Top: GOEX Apparel

 

Everyday Denim Jacket: Amma’s Umma

 

Pleated Skirt: Atonement

 

Brown “Lauren” Boot: Bhava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage White Top: GOEX Apparel

 

Embroidered Skirt: Atonement Design

 

Gold Charm Necklace: Astor + Orion

 

Vegan Boots: Bhava

 

Orange Tortoise Earrings: Atonement Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triblend White Tank Top: GOEX Apparel

 

Triblend White Cardigan: GOEX Apparel

 

Palazzo Pants: Passion Lilie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Daisy Front Tie Dress: Atonement Design

 

Cotton Black Tee: GOEX Apparel

 

Vegan Sandals: Bhava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Zip Hoodie: GOEX Apparel

 

Triblend Amber Tee: GOEX Apparel

 

Cotton Texture Slim Pants: Aroop India

 

Chunky Chain Necklace: VireChic

 

Dreamer Silver Hoop Earrings: Astor + Orion

 

Vegan Flats: Kallie & Co

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” 

Anna Lappe

 

 

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Fall 2020 Trend Report | graphics and fonts

Fall fashion trends for 2020 you need to know – graphics and fonts edition.

Last edition, we cued you in on all of the comfy staples you should be filling your closet with this fall. Check out our Fall 2020 Trend Report – graphic and fonts edition below to learn more about what statements will be in trend this season.

 

GRAPHIC AND FONT TRENDS

You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. This season is all about looking put-together on your Zoom call while remaining comfy enough to lounge on your couch in your work from home ensemble. Follow any one of the trends below and get inspiration for your next t-shirt or fleece design.

 

 

Rainbows

Rainbows evoke joy, hope, and wonder, making them the perfect image for almost any type of apparel. Add text and choose your own color palette to make a unique design that anyone would be happy to wear.

 

 

Rainbow words

Add interest to text-based designs by making the letters a rainbow of colors. Change the mood of the shirt by refining your color palette for the letters.

 

 

Off register prints

Think outside the lines! Rooted in 60’s pop art, this look is a classic way to add interest to a design with blobs of color positioned off-alignment from the lines they were meant to fill in. 

 

 

Tiny text

Sometimes, less is more. Create a minimally aesthetic t-shirt design featuring tiny text.

 

 

Retro typography

Get groovy and throw it back to the 60’s and 70’s by designing a funky tee with retro fonts in psychedelic colors like reds, yellows and pinks.

 

 

Abstract drawings

Organic, abstract forms make for compelling t-shirt designs and can stand alone or be combined with text. Use a mixture of colorful and creative strokes and lines to make an expressive t-shirt sure to stand out.

 

 

Delicate florals

Flowers can stand for growth and beauty, or a fresh start. A delicate floral design can be the main focus of your t-shirt or used as extra elements in a typographic design.

 

 

Plastic bag vibes

The iconic white and red “Thank You” bag has been a point of inspiration for years. The familiar design is easy to transform into artwork for almost any message by using a white product as your base and repeating lines of red text.

 

 

Bold/inspirational statements

Say it bold and clear. Creating a simple t-shirt with a word or phrase that gets your point across can sometimes be all you need.

 

 

Geography designs

There are tons of creative ways to mark a geographic area on your design. Use a map, outline, or silhouette to make your mark.

 

 

Repeating text

Get your point across by repeating your message. Repeating text will create the desired impact, and result in a well-designed shirt at the same time.

 

 

Left aligned

Left aligned text is a great way to stylize your t-shirt design while keeping a minimal aesthetic. This technique works well with text-only designs, because it adds some intentionality to the text placement.

 

 

Animal portraits 

We’ve seen a new trend of large animal portraits on shirts this season. Designers create large, stylized portraits of dogs, cats, turtles, cows and more. This is a perfect option for any organization that works with animals or just animal lovers in general.

 

 

Mountains

Mountains can be symbolic of challenges, setting goals and achieving them, or simply being outside in nature. The beauty of mountains and the many ways they can be visually represented makes them a popular choice for apparel.

 

 

Artwork prints

Many artists are moving their creations off Instagram and onto shirts! They select work that’s been a fan-favorite on social media and translate that into a printable apparel design.

 

 

Pocket print designs

The “pocket” printing location is incredibly popular this year. Boutiques and companies are using small logos or designs and printing them on the front of their tees. Pocket prints are a great way to promote your message in a subtle, stylish way.

 

 

90’s vibes

Calling all 90’s babies! Pay homage to one of the best decades with neon colors, geometric shapes and MTV vibes.

 

 

Large back prints

Oversized prints on oversized products are all the rage. Screen printing your design in a large way is a great option for designs that are more intricate and detailed or designs that are meant to obtain that L.A. street grunge look.

 

 

Handwritten typography

Hand-drawn letterforms can have a range of different moods, so it can be funky, retro, bold, or delicate. The flexibility you have when you draw your own lettering makes it a great choice for almost any t-shirt you’re designing.

 

Make your own trends.

Whether you’re designing a t-shirt or fleece, we hope these Fall 2020 graphic and font trends give you some inspiration. Start from scratch and create your own design or take one of our own designs and make it your own. Browse our Graphics Catalog today!

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