Threadless is an online community of artists and an e-commerce website based in Chicago, Illinois. In 2000, co-founders Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart started the company with $1,000 of their own money.
Threadless designs are created by and chosen by an online community. Each week, about 1,000 designs are submitted online and are put to a public vote. After seven days the staff reviews the top-scoring designs. Based on the average score and community feedback, about 10 designs are selected each week, printed on clothing and other products, and sold worldwide through the online store and at their retail store in Chicago. Designers whose work is printed receive $2,000 in cash and $500 in Threadless gift cards, which can be exchanged for $200 cash. Each time a design is reprinted, the respective artist receives $500 cash. Threadless keeps rights to the design on clothing; designers keep the rights to their designs on all other media.
- Community Forum
- Artist Programs
- Threadless Blog
- Shop at Threadless
- Submit Designs
- Threadless on Facebook
- Threadless on Twitter
- 9am to 5pm cst Mon-Friday (1260 w. Madison, Chicago, Il)
- No Phone Support
- Primary Contact (email form) – Alternate Direct Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll respond as soon as possible. Our typical response time is 1-2 business days, sometimes even same day! You’ll receive an email update with our response when we answer your email. If you haven’t heard back from us after 2 business days, check your spam folder and make sure Threadless is on your safe list.
You can also access your tickets and our responses online. Click ‘Sign In’ next to the ‘Welcome, Guest’ on the top right-hand side of our Help page. Enter your name and email address to access any support tickets you’ve sent.