With a little help from AS Colour, through the aptly named Little Help Project, new designers can get their prints on t-shirts and ease their way into the fashion industry.
The company has been running the Little Help Project since 2009 and successfully working with young t-shirt designers to get their talents on display, not only through the making of the t-shirts but also through a network of connections, funds and some brotherly advice to support their vision and goals.
The project includes a selection of the most promising designers from around the world who get their prints showcased in the AS Colour stores in Britomart, Mount Eden and Wellington, as well as on the website. The designers receive royalties from t-shirts purchased and, after a voting period by the public, the ultimate winner receives a cash prize of $5000.
The project happens every six months and round two for this year kicks off on 15 September. If you've got the front of a t-shirt, the Little Help Project has your back.