Don't Just Stand There

by Societal Store on May 26, 2020

Don't Just Stand There

Throughout life we are impacted with moments that are rich with meaning and significance. Regardless of the joy or sorrow that these moments create, it is our job to listen and respond.

Societal's Store offers its platform for artists, gamers, musicians, and YouTubers to create and showcase their unique looks as phone cases, wall prints, fashionable tees, tanks, and more. With over 20 years of experience, Societal has woven a shared spirit that thrives on designing vibrant and meaningful art. 

Our ambition is to do as much good as possible, not to 'do no harm' or simply 'be a responsible purchaser’. Societal’s partners engagement with fair trade certified suppliers means we are working with suppliers who are investing in the economic and social development of workers around the world. Producing Societal clothing is a vehicle for these people to lift themselves out of poverty and create a better life for themselves and their community. That is why we are in business.

For Societal, the payment of fair prices and development premiums is fundamental to achieving labour rights in garment production. Continuing to pursue low prices and concentrating value extraction at the brand end of supply chains won’t deliver labour rights and poverty reduction.

1. Create your art

We recommend using a program such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to create your design. It’s also important to remember that your art must be hi-resolution to achieve the best quality print. To assist you in your pursuit of creativity we have prepared a Design Guide below to help you create the best submission possible.

Tip: Don't forget that resolution depends on which platform you are using. If you are designing in vector (Illustrator), then resolution does not apply. Just make sure to expand your strokes and text!

2. Submit your art

You will need to email your design to art@societal.store and in doing so agree to our terms of submission. You should also submit a minimum of a paragraph or two about your design(s) detailing what inspired you to create the design. Your full name and bio. After your design is submitted it will go through our internal review. You will receive a confirmation email once your design has been approved. 

    DPI / resolution

    When you're submitting your print files, we ask that they're at least 150dpi and at actual size. The resolution of any file is only as good as the dimensions.

    Resolution is the measure of pixels in the display, usually expressed in measurements of width x height. For example, a monitor that is 1920 x 1080 is 1920 pixels across and 1080 pixels down.

    DPI (dots per inch) is the number of dots in a printed inch. The more dots the higher the quality of the print (more sharpness and detail)

    The actual size is best described with (you guessed it) actual numbers.  Let's say you have a 5”x5” shape at 100dpi, but you need to make it a 10”x10”. If you simply scale it to twice its original size you go from 5”x5” to 10”x10”  Since the size has now doubled, your resolution has been cut in half- that particular part of your graphic, is now 50dpi.

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