12 Instagram Artists Created Inspiring T-Shirts for Earth Day

12 Instagram Artists Created Inspiring T-Shirts for Earth Day

Samantha Zabell
Apr 20, 2018
(Image credit: ThredUP)

Earth Day is this Sunday (well, we should celebrate Earth every day, but you know what I mean), and whether you're doing your part by composting meal scraps, recycling, or practicing other planet-friendly habits, we've found one more thing that you should do to honor your planet. And it involves a group of really talented artists.

You may know thredUP as a company that allows you to donate and recycle old clothing as well as shop others' secondhand items. For Earth Day, thredUP launched "Project Remade" to emphasize the importance of sustainable fashion. They enlisted several modern artists to respond to the statement: "Climate change isn't real." The result? Twelve unique designs, printed on recycled white t-shirts. These affordable tees are limited edition, and we're sure they'll sell fast.

The artwork ranges from humorous cartoons (see: Gemma Correll's "No More Mr. Ice Guy") to simple and geometric (like the block lettering from Tessa Forrest, aka @subliming.jpg).

"From a New Yorker cartoonist to a millennial meme creator, the artists we chose for this project are some of the most inspiring and influential of our generation," thredUP says of the project. "By printing designs on secondhand shirts instead of producing new materials, shoppers reduce their carbon, waste and water footprints by 73% per shirt." Net proceeds from these shirts benefit the non-profit Cool Effect, which helps fund carbon reduction projects all over the world.

ThredUP has such a large inventory of clothing that they're able to print these designs on multiple different shirt styles and at multiple sizes. You're sure to find not only a design that inspires you, but also a shirt that's the perfect fit!

See a few more of the designs and artists behind them:

i don't know if y'all know, but we live on planet earth and climate change is a real live thing that's happening, no matter what some people say. for earth day this year, I wanted to do something cool- so i partnered with @ThredUP, a neat fashion resale site, to make this t-shirt that you can buy! 100% of the net proceeds from each shirt purchase will go to the non profit Cool Effect- and the carbon reduction equivalent on each one would be like planting 95 trees that live for 10 years! you can also repost this image with the tags #projectremade and #secondhandfirst and $1 from each public post will also go to Cool Effect. there are designs from 11 other artists so check the link in my bio to go snag one. #projectremade #secondhandfirst #partner

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