Ankara Print Design Competition
Theme: Sex Trafficking and its Victims

People are NOT for sale, products are

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2.5 million people are trafficked each year with women and children making up 88% of the victims. Nigeria is not only a source of trafficking victims, but also one of the major transient countries.

We have decided to partner with PWAR (Peacemaker Women at Risk – an NGO based in Cotonou, Benin) and help them reach their goal of saving 2,000 trafficked victims by 2020. You can also help them. How? Glad you asked? You can help them through DESIGN.

We have decided to use Sex Trafficking and its victims as the theme for our next print design competition. We will use the winning print design for our shoes and make donations to PWAR from some of our sales proceeds. The artist behind the winning design will also earn an upfront payment as well as royalties.

So if you want to create an amazing Ankara print design and help others while doing so, we encourage you to participate in our design competition. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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  • June 18th: Submissions Due
  • June 25th: Voting Opens
  • July 1st: Voting Ends
  • July 5th: Winning Design Announced


  • $300
  • A royalty from every shoe that we sell
  • A Team Thando’s custom T-shirt

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