Plastic pollution is a major problem for our society, environment and economy. Some amazing brands and charities are using T-shirts to inspire the world to take action on this issue. Here are 10 mind-blowing prints designed to stop plastic pollution that blew us away.
10. Stop Ocean Plastic T-shirt by MCS
The Stop Ocean Plastic tee by MCS packs a punchy and un-missable slogan that deals with the issue head on – ‘Stop Ocean Plastic’. We love the details though, like the multicoloured dots placed behind the slogan mimicking tiny bits of ocean plastic and the clever use of the blue fade to represent the ocean.
9. Plastic Pollution Top by Just One Ocean
This tee combines sea life and plastic pollution to make an incredibly detailed print showing the connectedness of ecology. We love how the design captures an original edgy look with a fish skeleton whilst calling for plastic pollution change – it’s a serious issue and a cool design, and it’s rad seeing charities engage new audiences this way.
8. Plastic Whale Tail T-shirt by Styngvi
Styngvi is a brand designing cool prints with ethical values and we’re really into this Plastic Whale Tail tee. The print captures the risk plastic pollution imposes to Whales. We love the authentic look of the whale crashing through the sea, a must-have for eco-warriors.
7. Logo T-shirt by The Ocean Cleanup
This logo print by the Ocean Cleanup has been cleverly designed to represent their state-of-the-art technology. By using the power of the ocean to capture marine plastic, the team hopes to create a greener future. And we’re stoked they’re using tees to raise awareness and funds for their work. We are blown away by this awesome pattern stamped on a tee.
6. Hourglass T-shirt by WDC
Whale and Dolphin Conservation use bold designs like this Hourglass tee outlining plastic pollution. WDC does a fantastic job of making the simple hourglass print pop from this powerful tee.
5. Make Waves Crew Neck Tee by Rapanui Clothing
The Make Waves Tee highlights plastic pollution in the Oceans and hints at a solution. The crashing wave has a nifty litter picking theme and this design shows how different shades of blue work beautifully on a white tee. Surf brands, take note.
4. Game Over T-shirt by MCS
MCS has done it again with another tee that’s super rad. A retro-inspired print called Game Over takes nostalgic style to a present-day problem. We love the 8-bit idea in this original print.
3. Straws Suck Top by Just One Ocean
Everyone loves a good pun tee and whilst ocean plastic is a serious issue, the team at Just One Ocean show that talking about it doesn’t have to be boring. We love this fun ‘Straws Suck’ slogan print and the octopus illustration? Incredible.
2. Manta Bag T-shirt by the Blue Planet Society
The minimalistic plastic bag Manta Rays blew our mind the first time we saw them. Clever t-shirts are always super popular and this print subverts the iconic rays and replaces them with plastic bags. The message is clear, that plastic pollution is devaluing some of the most inspiring habitats on earth.
1. Desert Island Crew Neck Tee by Rapanui
This ocean plastic mashup print appears on the surface to be a cool, surfy design. It’s only on second glance the details reveal the message, with plastic bottles littering the ocean. There’s a little nod to wind power too in the palm trees, and we’ve included this print to show how playing with iconic shapes is a good place to start your next design.