Ungalli Clothing Co. announces the winner of the T-Shirt Challenge.
UNGALLI CLOTHING CO.
THUNDER BAY — Ungalli Clothing Co is delighted to announce the winner of the first-ever It’s In Our Hands t-shirt challenge for primary and secondary school students. The initiative launched on Earth Day challenged students to get creative and come up with an original t-shirt design that shows how they care about the environment or how they interpret sustainability. With her creative and impactful design, 10-year-old Sophia Warnick of the Lakehead Virtual School won the competition’s first title.
“Land matters and we all know it, but we don’t always know how to help – and that’s a big deal. We need to start making small changes so we can all live happy, sustainable lives,” says Warnick .
Sophia’s design features a cartoon brain with the wording “Help Mother Earth so she can grow and wow your fantastic minds!” Ungalli loved the creativity behind the fun, environmentally-themed character, the overall message, and how the image itself will translate to one of his sustainable t-shirts.
“We need the earth to learn and live. The brain wears an earth hat because our brain knows we need to care about the earth,” Warnick continues.
Sophia’s winning design will be printed on recycled Ungalli t-shirts which will be sold in-store and online, with pre-orders starting today by visiting: ungalli.com/collections/tshirt-challenge
A portion of the proceeds from all t-shirt sales will be donated to Sophia’s school to support a sustainability project of her choice. She is currently brainstorming ideas, but has so far offered a collection of school clothes and backpacks of lightly used items, signage for recycling bins, a water bottle refill station and bottles reusable containers, bike racks and even the potential to develop a cleaning club.
Ungalli Clothing Co believes that everyone impacts the planet every day. The It’s In Our Hands T-Shirt Challenge was launched on Earth Day to inspire schools, teachers, classrooms, students and families to talk about sustainability and the changes it can bring. . The challenge received over 500 submissions from across the province from children and youth of all ages. They are now displayed in the store of the sustainable clothing company located in Thunder Bay. “It’s amazing to see so many pieces of art covering our walls at the store. We were absolutely blown away by the number of challenge participants. There are so many creative ideas and designs, which made our very difficult job as a judge,” said Hailey Hollinsworth, co-founder of Ungalli. “It was also amazing to see the classes participate and focus an entire lesson on sustainability. You can see the topic really resonated with the students through the designs.”
“These children are the future changemakers in our community and it is inspiring to see how much they care about the future of the planet. We are honored to be able to help them learn! says Bree Hollinsworth, co-founder of Ungalli.
As part of the It’s in Our Hands t-shirt challenge, classes were also encouraged to participate and learn about the process of turning recycled bottles into Ungalli t-shirts. From fabric to print, Ungalli clothing is ethically made in Canada from 100% sustainable materials. Each Ungalli tee saves 10 PET bottles, 41 days of clean water, seven hours of light bulb energy and 1 kilometer of driving emissions.