Ideas that Matter

Came across this awesome site - the title got me straight away - "ideas that matter"!

Sappi (who seem to be some kind of premium paper manufacturer?) has created...

the industry’s only grant program aimed at helping designers contribute their talents to the charitable activities that they care about most. Sappi believes that the creative ideas of designers can have an impact beyond the aesthetic and that those ideas can be a powerful force for social good. To date, Ideas that Matter has awarded $9 million worldwide in grants supporting causes that range from youth centers and health care awareness to wildlife protection.

Entry criteria:
Grant awards, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 per project, may be used for implementation and out-of-pocket costs, including photography, illustration, paper, printing, mailing and related expenses. It cannot be applied toward the designer’s time.

Who may apply:
Ideas that Matter is open to individual designers, design firms, agencies, in-house corporate design departments, design instructors, and individual design students and design student groups.
Looks cool eh? : ) And it looks like it's open to anyone worldwide... nice!

T-shirt design submissions update

The Mental Health Foundation idea submissions are closing this Sunday! Whoa time flies!

Unfortunately, we've also just discovered that the website form for submitting the entries has not been working at it's best (boo!). So we've been getting incomplete info and you've probably been getting a page of garbled code everytime you click Submit.

Getting developers to look into it...but in the meantime, please send us all ideas via email.

Please copy and paste the submission form into an email. Send it to us with your image files attached to design (at) and we'll email you a confirmation that everything's been received. Thanks for the patience & sorry for the inconvenience!

P.s. All entries since 9 April 2009 have not been received in full. If you have already submitted something, please email a copy to us as well. Sorry!!

Plastic or paper?

Quick decision of the day: we'll be wrapping tee orders in paper before putting into the courier / postal bag. Since the courier / postal bags are (recycled) plastic already, it just seemed a waste to put the tee into it's own plastic packaging as well. Just another plastic bag!
So, a shift to paper tissue wrap it is so at least it can be recycled in your city council recycling. If you know of places that sell wrap made of recycled paper, let us know 'cause we're looking and looking for some!
Oh may ask: why even package the tee? We're worried it might get dirty/stained along the way, so the wrapping is just some extra protection : )