Editorial via Talenthouse

So you think you’re sustainable?
How eco-friendly are your illustration skills?
How innovative is your creativity?

Up-and-coming ethical fashion label sail the seven seas is looking to add an awesome new eco-friendly illustration to its capsule collection!

SSS creates womenswear for the urban adventurer, made from cherry-picked repurposed military and vintage fabrics, manufactured locally in Corsica with artisanal craftsmanship. Caring for our environment by reducing waste and energy consumption, ensuring a fair wage and recognition to anyone who works with us, as well as working with local production is built into our DNA.

Because we want to continue to push boundaries in terms of sustainability, we’re asking for your ideas so we can help continue to build awareness about what it means to repurpose and recycle in the fashion world.

So, what do we want?

We’re looking for an eco-friendly print, which should be quite versatile. You can choose either one of the following scenarios:
1. An illustration which can be added to one of the existing styles of the collection, eg. the Palma top or the Scandola bag;
2. An illustration which can be integrated to an entirely new product, eg. tote bag, accessory, limited edition t-shirt;
3. An illustration which can be used for an all-over fabric print, eg. via eco-friendly printers Spoonflower.

How should you make it?

Eco-friendliness should be built into every stage of this project, from your design, to the actual illustration, through to the way that the print will come to life.

Johanne, our creative director, is based in Corsica so you will need to think of materials at hand which she can use. For example : sea, sea salt (can be used to achieve certain print effects), sun (for bleaching effects), stone (for block printing), plants for dying (for French speakers, this is a lovely guide with some ideas ), etc.

Sail the Seven Seas's Choice

The grand winner will be rewarded with the following:
  • A $1.00 royalty for every product sold which features your work
  • Full credit wherever and whenever we use your work
  • A full feature on our social media - website, eshop, twitter, Instagram, newsletter
  • A complimentary copy of the final product
  • The possibility for future collaborations.

People's Choice

The highest voted participant will be rewarded with the following: 
  • Words of praise and a full feature on our social media - website, eshop, twitter, Instagram and newsletter
  • The possibility for future collaborations.

Get Involved

Submit by: August 19, 2013
Vote: August 20, 2013 10am PST - August 27, 2013 10am PST
Winner(s) Announced: September 12, 2013

Go here to review the guidelines and submit your work.