I wanted to create t-shirts that I would like to wear and give away.
I wanted cowlick designs to be a low cost but highly creative enterprize. I wanted the shirts to have animal friendly message and an unique grassroots feeling with a look of handmade perfect imperfection...does that make sense? I wanted to earn a little while raising money for orgainations that are helping end animal suffering.
The design is created on the computer and then transfered to the carving surface.
The physical act of carving adds a naturally organic character to the finished stamp ...plus the way little shavings find their way into our soup is a bonus.
Each shirt is inked and stamped by hand. So, no two are alike even if I wanted them to be!
The stamp concept is very practical because I only need a bunch of blank shirts and the stamp to fill a particular order! I do not stamp a shirt until I have an order...so, no unsold merchandise!
My name is Meg Steiff and I am a graphic designer and a volunteer with Edgar's Mission farm sanctuary. My experiences at the sanctuary changed my life...I became a vegan and a farmed animal advocate.
My carving career started as a kid in the United States with Halloween pumpkins. Alas, vegetable art was, and still is, an under-rated art form and I saw no real employment opportunities.
So, after 20 years of pushing pixels around a computer screen, it feels great to once again pick up a very sharp tool and dig into something real!
I hope these t-shirts will make people smile as well as think carefully about their roles in the lives of "food" animals. I want to help Edgar's Mission spread their message of kindness and to help them raise awareness as well as much needed funds (20% of each sale will be donated to Edgar's Mission).
No-cost fundraising with Cowlick Designs
Personally, I am raising money for Edgar's Mission farm sanctuary. But why not let Cowlick Designs help you do the same thing for your own not-for-profit? Fundraising t-shirts with Cowlick Designs means no nasty outlay costs, no storage of unsold stock, no committment issues. Sell 900 or sell only 3 t-shirts and you will have invested nada - zero - zip...ok you get the point! Find out more about my no-cost fundraising!
What other not-for-profits do you work with?
~ Cheltenham Cat Rescue - Funds raised go directly toward their work of desexing, rescueing and rehoming cats.
~ Humane Research - Funds raised go toward their work of bringing an end to animal experimentation.
~ Melbourne Chicken Save - Funds raised go toward their work to raise awareness of the misery and cruelty chickens are subjected to in the food industries.