HOW IT WORKS
HUMIFORM is a t-shirt brand for young people, by young people. We want to include you in every step of the process. Get in touch if you would like to be more involved.
We run competitions and collaborate with young people to design the artwork for our t-shirts. Each design shares a message about the social and environmental issues that matter to you and the change you would like to see in the world.
You may not be able to vote in an election but we value your opinion. After we shortlist competition entries, you get to vote on which artwork you would like to see printed on a t-shirt.
Once you have voted for the winning t-shirt designs we will be open for business. For a limited time you will be able to pre-order the t-shirt you want but be warned, when pre-orders close you will never be able to order that t-shirt again.
Why do we do this? Fashion waste is a huge environmental issue with Australians disposing of 6 tonnes of textiles and clothing every 10 minutes! We only make what you order to ensure we are not left with any unwanted wasted stock. Because of this, we are unable to do exchanges so please choose carefully.
The t-shirts are manufactured ethically by Dorsu, a social enterprise and garment manufacturing workshop located in Kampot, Cambodia. People in this country are already feeling the impacts of climate change, with rice farmers struggling with unpredictable weather patterns. Employees at Dorsu are paid a living wage and enjoy employment benefits such as maternity leave and healthcare.
The fabric is sourced from factory offcuts from the Cambodian garment industry. In Cambodia there are over 1500 factories producing clothing for many of the high street brands here in Australia and internationally. Often factories are left with extra fabric that they do not need and this is sent to warehouses across Phnom Penh, the country's capital. Using factory offcuts utilises what is already in existence, saving on resources required for manufacturing new materials.
The clothes we wear have the ability to send a message to the world about who we are and what we care about. Imagine the powerful impact of hundreds or even thousands of people across Australia wearing a uniform for change.
Your t-shirt dollars will also have an impact, with a portion of the profits going towards youth led organisations fighting for change.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Fast fashion isn't OK. The average Australian buys 27kg of new clothing and textiles a year. Please only buy a HUMIFORM tee if you really need it and you know you'll get a lot of wear out of it. Adopt the mantra buy less, choose well.
We encourage you to take care of your HUMIFORM tee and wear it as much as you can. Don't be afraid to be seen in the same outfit twice, three times, or even one hundred times. If everyone wore what they had over and over again there wouldn't be such a huge fashion waste problem.