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In the Spotlight: The Marketplace Designer of the Month

Published 27. Jul 2021 in Brands
Designer of the Month July 2021

Spreadshirt’s Marketplace has a lot to offer. Next to offering a home to more than ten million crowd-sourced designs ― contributed by some of the web’s most talented independent designers ― it highlights the diversity of our international community of partners. This series present the Designer of the Month.

Marketplace Designer of the Month July: Monsieur Mouton

The designs of our Marketplace Designer of the Month July are anything but sheepish! Monsieur Mouton from France amazes with fun and colorful designs.

Designer of the Month July 2021
Designer of the Month July 2021

Are you excited about puns? Discover the playful world of Monsieur Mouton in his showroom and on his Instagram account msieurmouton.

Designer of the Month July 2021
Designer of the Month July 2021

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Follow-up: The radioeins gallery moves into Bikini Berlin

Published 29. Jun 2021 in Brands Company
Follow-up: The radioeins gallery moves into Bikini Berlin

Spreadshop and Berlin radio station radioeins are putting artwork by Berlin artists on T-shirts. The “radioeins gallery” campaign has just opened an exhibition in Berlin’s Bikini shopping center.

At the beginning of May, the virtual “radioeins gallery” was launched (click here for the news article). The joint campaign by Spreadshop and Berlin radio station radioeins is helping Berlin artists through the pandemic by printing their artwork on T-shirts. The “art to wear”, as the campaign website puts it, is available for purchase in the radio station’s shop.

Now the online gallery is coming to the offline world and can be experienced in an exhibition space in Berlin’s Bikini shopping center in Charlottenburg. Over the summer months, the T-shirts can be admired as canvases in a pop-up box. On site, visitors can order their favorite T-shirts directly to their homes via QR code in the online store of the radioeins gallery. Spreadshop takes care of the printing and shipping of the products.

We are happy that we can take our joint campaign to another level and that the gallery can now be seen in a real exhibition space. As a result, the artwork on T-shirts will gain even more attention and a much larger audience,” says Johanna Wallburg, Key Account Manager at Spreadshop.

Follow-up: The radioeins gallery moves into Bikini Berlin
“This is art. It can’t go!” is the message on radioeins’ campaign website

The proceeds from the sale of the radioeins gallery Spreadshop will be used to support artists in the pandemic. The following Berlin artists are participating in the campaign:

Franziska Maderthaner
Julia Maier
Matthias Dornfeld
Moritz Schleime
Roman Lipski
Kennet Lekko
Kim Dreyer

Detailed information about the participants, their work and their motives can be found on the website of the radioeins gallery.

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In the Spotlight: The Marketplace Designer of the Month

Published 22. Jun 2021 in Brands
Designer of the Month June 2021

Spreadshirt’s Marketplace has a lot to offer. Next to offering a home to more than ten million crowd-sourced designs ― contributed by some of the web’s most talented independent designers ― it highlights the diversity of our international community of partners. This series present the Designer of the Month.

June

We welcome summer and open the stage for our Designer of the Month June: Squirrell from the UK. Colorful and modern is the motto of her cheerful designs.

Designer of the Month June 2021
Designer of the Month June 2021

Discover the fabulous world of Squirrel in her showroom and on her Instagram account @nicsquirrell.

Designer of the Month June 2021
Designer of the Month June 2021

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Mission to the Stars! Spreadshirt Launches a Star Academy for Designers

Published 15. Jun 2021 in Brands Innovation
Mission to the Stars! Spreadshirt Launches a Star Academy for Designers

With its new “Star Academy” program, Spreadshirt – a Spread Group brand – promotes the visibility and sales of its designers on Spreadshirt’s Marketplaces. Based on their individual sales history, quality and design rating, the designers receive their place in one of five “star classes”. Determination and good ratings help them reach galactical heights. The higher the star class, the higher the benefits and consulting package.

Spreadshirt gets its designers on board of the “Star Academy” program to help them achieve greater visibility on Spreadshirt’s Marketplace and higher sales figures. All designers are placed in one of five star classes based on sales history, design quality, and relevance. These tiered levels unlock tailored benefits for them. Regardless of which star class the designers start in, they are provided with tailored support and expertise in marketing their designs. As usual in space travel, this mission knows only one direction – the stars are the limit!

”Every week, 140,000 designs are published on the Spread Group platforms. This result proves how creative and productive our community is. Star Academy equips designers with the necessary resources and marketing know-how to increase their sales,” says Gunter Nickel, Director of Spreadshirt Marketplaces.

The Star Academy is designed to award the determined designers is explicitly rewarded in the. Those who improve their own design quality and sales reach a higher star class and enjoy further advantages there. At the same time, the Star Academy ensures that the best designs in the Marketplace can be found more easily. New designers are supported with a starter package and placed in a higher star class as soon as they have published a minimum number of designs. If the drive for the mission falters for a while, the designers do not lose their star class. Losing your level only happens in case of breaking Spread Group’s community standards.

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Spreadshop Shows Heart – The Hänsel+Gretel Child Protection Foundation

Published 01. Jun 2021 in Brands
Spreadshop Shows Heart – The Hänsel+Gretel Child Protection Foundation

Protecting and empowering children – the Hansel+Gretel Child Protection Foundation and Spreadshop put the focus on child awareness with products for all ages. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s prevention projects.

Once upon a time, there were two children who got lost in the deep, deep forest… But they were very strong, and so they found their way back home. These two kids became eponymous of the Hänsel+Gretel Child Protection Foundation. Children must not get lost, as they are in need of empowerment to develop their own strengths. As an organization for child protection in Germany, Hänsel+Gretel has made a decisive contribution to protecting children from physical, psychological, and sexualized violence by way of child-friendly education. In 24 years, they have implemented over 520 projects, often in cooperation with partners. Teaming up with Spreadshop, they have now developed products around the “NO means NO!” and “No Fairy Tale” campaigns, as represented on their No Fairy Tale Shop.

“Unfortunately, violence against children is not a fairy tale, but grim reality. The notion that “It doesn’t happen here” is a statistical fallacy. What is true, however, is the realization that “it can happen anywhere. With our work, we want to protect and strengthen children. We have now developed products for adults and children on which they can carry our messages, openly and unambiguously. We let the child take center stage and work on finding solutions by breaking new ground,” says Jerome Braun, Executive Director of the Hänsel+Gretel Child Protection Foundation.

Spreadshop Shows Heart – The Hänsel+Gretel Child Protection Foundation 2

The proceeds from the No Fairy Tale Shop are used to fund prevention projects such as the “tough kids box”. The concept was developed with the PETZE Institute for early childhood prevention in daycare centers. Playful methods are used to strengthen the children’s personalities and teach them how to respond to boundary violations. The Hänsel+Gretel Child Protection Foundation has set itself an ambitious goal for the next eight years, as Jerome Braun reports: “We want to reach 5,000 daycare centers and around 500,000 children with our “tough kids box”. We are encouraged by the many positive responses we have received from the 400 daycare centers where the educators are already working with the “tough kids box”.

The foundation’s podcast (in German) is another current project aimed at a broad adult audience. Twice a month, the Hänsel + Gretel team talks to a variety of people from the general public, academia, and child protection institutions. It’s important to bear in mind that – even if carefully addressed – descriptions of sexualized acts of violence against children can lead to a stressful or retraumatizing experience for some listeners. Fairy tales may usually have a happy ending, whereas children’s experiences not always do. Let’s make sure that things change for good.

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In the Spotlight: The Marketplace Designer of the Month

Published 25. May 2021 in Brands
Spreadshirt Designer of the Month May 2021

Spreadshirt’s Marketplace has a lot to offer. Next to offering a home to more than ten million crowd-sourced designs ― contributed by some of the web’s most talented independent designers ― it highlights the diversity of our international community of partners. This series present the Designer of the Month.

May

On June 1, it is that time again: International Children’s Day is celebrated. The featured Marketplace Designer of the Month MademoiselleKiki inspires with lovely designs for children.

Designer of the Month May 2021
Designer of the Month May 2021

Are you still looking for top-notch gifts for kids? Check out her colorful animal designs in her Showroom!

Designer of the Month May 2021
Designer of the Month May 2021

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T-shirts Worn as Canvases – Spreadshop Supports Local Artists

Published 19. May 2021 in Brands Company
T-shirts Worn as Canvases – Spreadshop Supports Local Artists

Spreadshop and Berlin-Brandenburg’s radio station “radioeins” promote Berlin’s cultural scene by printing the artwork of local artists* on T-shirts.

This is art. It can’t go!” is the message on radioeins’ campaign website. The radioeins gallery was launched to support Berlin’s artists during the pandemic of closed museums and exhibitions. Since the beginning of May, printed T-shirts with different artwork designs have been available on sale there.

Anyone can hang pictures on the wall! We wanted to take it a step further, and now you can wear a piece of art from the radioeins gallery as well,” a statement from the campaign’s initiator radioeins reads. The T-shirt paintings can be purchased in the radioeins gallery’s Spreadshop to support artists in the pandemic. “The Spreadshop will strengthen the awareness of culture and bring art to the streets. By buying and wearing the merchandise shirts, everyone can make their support visible in public spaces. We are proud to be part of this campaign,” says Johanna Wallburg, Key Account Manager at Spreadshop.

Interviews with the participating artists are presented on the radioeins gallery website as well as on the air on Mondays to Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (CEST). Franziska Maderthaner, Julia Maier, Matthias Dornfeld, Moritz Schleime, and Roman Lipski are currently participating in the campaign. Works by Kennet Lekko and Kim Dreyer will also be added to the virtual gallery soon.

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Spreadshop Launches Brand-Ambassador Program

Published 03. May 2021 in Brands
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Spreadshop continues its brand building initiative by launching a brand-ambassador program, exclusively for North American creators in 2021. Five brand ambassadors have already been recruited.

With its new brand-ambassador program, Spreadshop is now directly targeting content creators from all social networks. The idea is to establish a network of knowledge for creators to collaborate and expand their own merchandising brands by way of a long-term cooperation. Committed North-American influencers with outstanding knowledge of content marketing and awareness of authentic appearance will now have a platform to unite forces in order to become even more powerful.

“Prospects for our program won’t be pigeonholed into a particular genre. What’s important to us are content creator with a convincing personality and that they’re up for a real challenge. With their expertise in multimedia content, the brand ambassadors can work intensively with our design tools and offer real added value to other shop owners. What’s more, they help us view our platform from a fresh and creative perspective to identify untapped potential,” says Lauren Virgin, Influencer Marketing Manager and Project Manager at Spreadshop.

After registering on the online form, the most exciting applicants will meet Lauren Virgin and her team in a personal interview. The ambassadors will become the face of our Spreadhop brand, and as such receive a fixed salary and a personal Spreadshop point of contact to supply support. This partner cooperation will be openly and transparently communicated on the content creators’ channels.

Daniel Batal has been a Spreadshop ambassador from day one. Since 2018, he has been a successful YouTuber and YouTube marketing consultant: “I still know the company’s products from my time as a partner. Back then, I switched to another provider with a heavy heart, because I was excited about realizing the potential of the YouTube Merch Shelf. Today, of course, Spreadshop also offers that – so I’ve returned to my roots. It makes me very proud to represent Spreadshop as its first Brand Ambassador.”

Other official ambassadors who have recently signed on to help spread the word are popular how-to Youtubers Roberto Blake, Jessica Stansberry, Modern Millie, Thomas Garetz and Brian G Johnson. Expect to hear much more from our new Spreadshop Brand ambassadors soon.

The Spread Group’s Spreadshirt Create-Your-Own brand is reviving the embroidery-look trend by launching embroidery textile finishing in all its European markets. 

The embroidery refinement technique has just been adopted by Spreadshirt’s Create-Your-Own brand. At the Spread Group’s site in Leipzig, the research and development team has put embroidery’s functionality and versatility to extensive tests in recent months. Convinced of the enormous durability of the textile refinement method, a pool of Tajima’s highly automated embroidery machines has been put into motion. Now Spreadshirt is offering embroidery in all its European markets, and thereby expanding its existing range of classic digital and foil printing techniques.

Embroidery impresses with durability and exclusive properties

Embroidery not only looks classy due to its vibrant appearance, but also convinces in terms of enormous durability. The finishing allows washing fabrics of up to 60°C (140°F) and is just as durable as the clothing itself,” says Tobias Beutel, Director of Personalization Services at Spreadshirt Create-Your-Own. These high-quality features are in particularly high demand in the business customer sector. Whether in the catering industry, at events or in customer service, embroidered workwear with company logos or slogans conveys exclusivity and quality.

The demand for embroidery designs in individual orders and gift orders keeps increasing, and the design options for any occasion are huge. Currently, 50 products from Spreadshirt’s range can be embroidered with custom text. To be able to offer customers an even wider selection of items that can be embroidered, Spreadshirt’s range is constantly being expanded. In addition to the current embroidery bestsellers such as hoodies, polo shirts, caps, and aprons, a variety of (fleece) jackets and workwear will be added to the product range. Gift items such as custom towels and bathrobes are also in the pipeline.

Embroidery is key to future market success

The potential of the embroidery refinement technology is immense. In 2019, embroidery accounted for over 40% of the total customized apparel market. At the moment, this is still a strongly offline-oriented market. As a successful e-commerce platform, we want to mix this up and transfer embroidery into the online world with a versatile product selection and attractive pricing,” says Tobias Beutel.

The next steps have already been planned. More highly automated embroidery machines will soon be installed at the Spread Group’s production facilities in Europe and the USA. In the recently opened new production at the site in Legnica (Poland), the first machines will be put into operation in May 2021.

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Spreadshirt’s Marketplace has a lot to offer. Next to offering a home to more than ten million crowd-sourced designs ― contributed by some of the web’s most talented independent designers ― it highlights the diversity of our international community of partners. This series present the Designer of the Month.

APRIL

Be a hero for the earth! Meet the eco-friendly Designer of the Month @wirfuerdieerde who fights for animal rights and environmental protection. Her designs inspire climate positive actions for our planet.

More great designs against plastic pollution, animal testing and Co. can be discovered on the showroom of wirfuerdieerde.


MARCH

Designer of ther Month March MYINKI

On occasion of Women’s Month we are featuring an empowering Designer of the Month! MYINKI is a French Spreadshirt Designer who puts women at the front and center of her designs!

MYINKI’s designs are stunning and empowering. You will fall in love with her illustrations when scrolling through her Instagram feed.


FEBRUARY

In the Spotlight: The Marketplace Designer of the Month February Lobitos

February is often known for being a month dedicated to love. Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th) and Love Your Pet Day (Feb 20th) are less than one week apart! Is that a coincidence? When talking about the Designer of the Month in February, Lobitos, we know that greyhounds have found their way into her heart.

Lobitos inspires with imaginative and colorful designs for dog, cat, and bird lovers.


JANUARY

Designer of the Month January 2021 Strandmuschel

The German designer Strandmuschel kicks off the series with their playful and wintery designs that have an appeal for adults and children alike.

Strandmuschel this or that

Strandmuschel Winter foy

These fanciful images will make even those who are no winter fans fall in love with the cold season. Don’t you agree?

Penguin ice skating design from Strandmuschel

polar bear and comet design from Strandmuschel