Local is lekker!
Streethouse has announced that the annual Streethouse Design a Tee competition is now in its final leg, with five finalist vying for the grand prize of N$50 000. After fantastic responses from various designers across the country, the panel of judges picked out the top five designers. Their T-shirts have in the mean time been printed and are now available at all Streethouse shops countrywide.
The top five finalists are Martha Kaulinge from Swakopmund, Gerson Ntusi, from Windhoek, Undjee Zaire from Windhoek, Hatani Bertalini from Windhoek and Cellestinus Muronga from Windhoek. Streethouse have encouraged the finalist to market their designs to ensure ample sales during the summer holidays. The T-shirts sell for N$350 a piece.
The new designs are being sold by Streethouse during December and January period. The design that achieves the highest number of sales, becomes the winner. This announcement will be made in February next year.
As a sign of good gesture and to encourage more people to take up designing, Streethouse have added another five designs they think had potential. They added that these designers will get 15% commission and their T-shirts will also be sold alongside the five finalists’ but the designs will not be eligible for the N$50,000 ultimate prize.
“The Streethouse staff have kicked into full gear and are committed to making this year’s competition a great success and to provide all support possible in getting these locally designed T-shirts to the public,” said the group when they announced the finalists. They stated that it is their mission to promote the arts and to empowerment the youth to become more self-sustaining and entrepreneurial in their approach to life.
The Streethouse Design a Tee competition is a follow-up to the Streethouse Design a Shoe competition. The competition’s main goal is to empower the youth and to provide a platform for Namibians to showcase their design talent.
This competition provides a channel for designers to have their designs reach a wider audience through the Streethouse branch network.