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Sustainability & the Design Center invite you to participate in Rebear's 2020 Design Challenge. This year’s challenge will be to create an original artistic design for a t-shirt in the Design Center! The winning design will be made out of recycled pre-consumer garments and produced by Black to Grey, a sustainable design company based out of Barcelona. 

Design Theme: Societal Transformation

Choose one of the following words to inspire your design.

  • Voice
  • Possibility
  • Expectations
  • Bond

Submit the following by March 22nd:

  1. Rough sketch of your design
  2. Chosen word.
  3. Short description of why you chose the word & the meaning behind your design.
  4. Choose an organization you would like to donate the proceeds from the shirt to.
    1. Student Climate Action Fund
    2. FLI Student Fund


Sessions in the Design Center:

Session 1: Planning & Introduction

March 28, 12-3pm 

This session led by the Design Center Staff, will give you information on how to turn your artwork into a design that can be produced on a t-shirt using Adobe Illustrator & CLO3D. They will provide feedback and advice on what is feasible. Demonstrations on how to use the Design Center tools to create your designs will be provided.


Session 2: Making the prototype

April 4, 12-5pm

This session will allow you to take your garment ready designs and create a sample for display using vinyl cutting/silkscreening, heat press, and digital embroidery. Each group will produce two garments that will be displayed on campus for voting. The winner will be announced on Earth Day, April 22 at a Rebear lunch event. 



Please email the with any questions.

We can't wait to see all of your amazing designs!