Every so often we have the delightful opportunity to support local charity events. This year we provided t-shirts for an art show benefiting St. George’s Hospital Charity.


Last year, bimonthly visual culture and design magazine Print, invited 12 leading visual artists to choose a cause they would like to support and create a design for tote bags that would then be sold on One hundred percent of the profits from these bags went to the causes chosen by the artists.

printed tote bag

The artists included in this project were:
Spin for Bone Cancer Research UK
Laurent Fetis for The World Wildlife Fund
James Joyce for Save the Children
Geoff McFetridge for Gabriella Charter School
Atélier Telescopique for Fondation de France
Sawdust for the British Heart Foundation

printed tote bag example

One design we found resonated with us in particular was created by Atélier Telescopique for Fondation de France. This organisation helps individuals and companies who wish to be involved in philanthropy by enabling them to create their own foundations under its aegis. They set up action programs in many areas – including education, medical and scientific research, culture, and the environment.

The tote bag design concept –

“This design is directly inspired by the tote-bag material. We called this model ‘Wild Canvas,’ and we chose to use an embroidery technique to print the pattern on the canvas. We do not really know why, but the tiger is certainly one of the most re-produced patterns on embroidered canvas! This tiger is a symbol for the environment and ecology.”

It’s nice see a concept for an embroidery based tote, as opposed to a typical screen print. Both these processes are just as impactful, but embroidery often denotes a slightly more professional, corporate feel.

If you’d like information on any of the print processes we offer or have any questions about custom tshirt printing, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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Friends of the Earth have put their foot down with a campaign that aims to stomp out the outrageous rip-off scandals that the Big Six have been getting away with for so long.


Energy suppliers make billions of money out of us and the charity Friends of the Earth have urged for this to change. Their video involves a humorous way of showing the public the harsh reality which they may not realise they are involved in.

The video shows ‘staff’ from the top energy suppliers talking to members of the public. Friends of the Earth employ a satirical method of campaigning, selling the negatives of the company yet with a positive attitude.

The ironic tone of the campaign reinforces the reality behind the Big Six energy suppliers and how they are taking advantage of their customers. Friends of the Earth have set up a petition in order to make a change; for suppliers to give us energy we can all afford.

Icon Printing were involved in promoting the campaign by embroidering the logos onto red fleeces. Embroidery is long lasting and gives a professional finish to clothing, which has helped Friends of the Earth to look smart and believable as ‘staff’ for the Big Six.

The campaign video is a great way to catch the attention of the general public and we hope that Friends of the Earth can make a positive change to our future.

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