Rapanui Clothing Launches 2009 Graphic Art Competition

That caught your eye, didn't it!
That caught your eye, didn't it!

The boys at Rapanui are back again with an expansion on their successful competition of 2008 to source up-and-coming designers. For their 2010 Collection, due for release this summer, the lads have made entries available to all.

Mart and Rob were inspired to open the doors to the Rapanui design studio after appointing Eve Ottaway; a recent fashion technology graduate, her insane enthusiasm for the brand made hiring her and putting her in charge of sourcing for 2010 a no-brainer.

Eve has developed a national program to encourage students to get involved and has been up to her neck in PDFs, TIFs, and the rest since. Rob and Mart have decided to keep her busy by opening the competition up to graphics graduates, artists, and doodlers globally.

Rob explained, “We felt at first that the student population was a great way to source new artwork, the universities and art colleges of the UK are brimming with talent. The students get the opportunity to work with a global brand and we get access to the hottest talent.”

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Rapanui Clothing Take All the Wrappers Off

George Drake-Knight, taking almost all his wrappers off...
George Drake-Knight, taking almost all his wrappers off...

I love companies who are ‘what it says on the tin’ and the ethical guys at Rapanui Clothing certainly tick that box and are ramping things up a notch and aiming for gossamer transparency too.

They make and stock a range of limited edition, natural, organic and ethically sourced garments and started as an underground t-shirt maker on the Isle of Wight. With degrees in Business and Renewable Energy between them, the Drake-Knight brothers Martin and Rob founded the company on an ambitious sustainable business model. It quickly established itself amongst the most ethically progressive clothing companies around.

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