To show you what amazing things you can do with the t-shirt already in your closet: We will bring you 100 x upcycle, repair or rewear inspiration, making a t-shirts into a green statement. Every week we’ll be collaborating with artists and designers who are creating, repairing, styling their t-shirts. What is their story? This weeks person in the spotlight: Cindy, from CINNIG. Her designs are fresh and colorful. So we happy to have her here, and can’t wait to see what she made. But first:
1. Tell us, how did you start CINNIG?
I love graphic tees for as long as I can remember. I’m always on the lookout for a cool graphic design but couldn’t always find it. For years I collected in my head the most fantastic ideas to put on a tee.
And finally last year, I dared to take the step and bought the equipment: hobby plotter to start with, simple heat press, many colors flex-foil, Adobe Illustrator to create the designs (YouTube to learn it!), WordPress to set up a webshop and of course, a supplier who produces ethically made T-shirts. I didn’t want to print on budget T-shirts which most probably are produced in sweat shops. Imagine you are wearing a shirt that someone else has suffered for!
Let everybody have a favorite tee.
It brings instant joy.
I’m currently out of work because of the pandemic so I have a lot of time for building up CINNIG. I’m designing for my kids and boyfriend as well. That’s why I feel like a T-shirt mama.
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Check out this new design for every girl who loves to roller skate. It was my first time using multiple colors flex foil and it worked out so well! Of course I couldn’t start practice with just 2 colors, no I immediately did 4 layers on a very complicated design. But hey hey, this girl is on fire! 💪
2. What are your dreams?
My designs are playful, pure and positive. When they are printed on the supersoft feelgood T-shirts of Stanley / Stella they have the potential of becoming someone’s favorite tee. And that’s my mission. Let everybody have a favorite tee. It brings instant joy.