R U Reppin: The Latest Crowdsourcing T-Shirt Community

R u Reppin is the latest brand to enter the growing number of crowdsourcing T-Shirt sites. Members are allowed to submit designs which are then voted on by the R u Reppin Community. If your design wins to be printed on a tee, you will get $500 for each winning design and $2 for each t-shirt sold in the first 30 days and $1 for each t-shirt sold between 30 and 60 days.

R U Reppin currently has a collection of 17 T-Shirts. My favorite from the bunch was Done With Problems by Brazilian designer Matheus Lopes Castro (aka mathiole). You might remember mathiole as the designer of the iconic Colorblind T-Shirt from Threadless. R U Repping T-Shirts are available for sale for $19.97.

“R U Reppin is an online community of users that design, vote, and buy tees that are based around hip hop and the street lifestyle. When you sign up you become a representative of a cultural movement that allow you to post comments and critiques, download a tee template, and submit your designs in one of the many contests where you will have the chance to win some serious dough. Also, when you buy an R U Reppin tee, you are automatically doing your part in giving back to the community, where some of the proceeds help children of The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and other worthy causes that will help children develop and achieve their talents, creativity, and dreams.”

Sensationalism + ShirtFight Update

The newest shirt from ShirtFight!, Sensationalism by mathiole, marks the end of a chapter and the start of a new one for the startup T-Shirt contest site. This was the last of the open contests at ShirtFight as they will be transitioning away from the T-Shirt contest model.

After next weeks Heavyweight challenge (a closed contest for those who have submitted to the site before) the ShirtFight staff will be focusing on marketing their existing stock of T-Shirts to a wider audience. They will still be adding new designs, but the ShirtFight staff will be curating those on their own.

Although it is sad to see ShirtFight abandon the weekly contests, I am excited to see how they innovate and change (for the better) in the next couple of weeks and months. Check out the video below, El Presidente and Miss Etti explain it all!

Sensationalism by mathiole and available at ShirtFight