No matter how feverishly you bedazzle your frocks with rhinestones and elbow macaroni, it’s difficult to establish individuality in a mass-produced world. Today’s Groupon puts your individuality on your sleeve with $15 for $30 worth of custom-designed wears from Skreened, with standard shipping included. Upload your freshest doodles or jauntiest catch phrases and achieve the sartorial stardom you’ve long deserved.
If you’ve got something to broadcast to everyone who passes you on the street, a T-shirt is a much more comfortable medium than a splintery sandwich board or hoarse scream. Skreened puts the power in your fabrics by allowing you to create your own clothing through simple online uploading and customized styling (shirts starting at $17). Skreened’s print technology produces durable displays of art and wit on environmentally friendly American Apparel clothing much softer than any shirts you would normally run through your laser printer. If you don’t feel inspired to design but would like to accent your wardrobe with the designs of others, there’s a wide variety of featured works available for you to select from, including a delightful elephant atop an aeroplane and our 16th president’s countenance powering a different aircraft ($21.99 each).
Dress your kid brother, mum, pappy, baby, or your baby’s agent in sustainable clothing with an artistic edge, or capture your milkman’s signature salute on a 100% wearable cotton canvas. Standard shipping is included, and you can even sell your design to the unsuspecting torsos of shirt customers across the nation. It’s always a good time to update your resume with new exaggerations, including your experience as a successful fashion designer.
Columbus Underground called Skreened the best new store of 2008, while Columbus Alive listed it as a runner up for Best New Store in 2009. Skreened has also been featured in Columbus Dispatch, Wired, The Other Paper, and elsewhere:
- Yes, it's finally fashionable to declare an unabashed love of Columbus, sending a kitschy message to your Los Angeles friends: Yeah, I'm from Ohio -- what of it?...Skreened.com and its retail store, which opened last month in the Clintonville neighborhood, carry a line of comical shirts dubbed Columbus Couture ($15.99 each) that highlight local figures such as Mayor Michael B. Coleman (in gangsta-rap garb) and lawyer Kevin Kurgis (pointing fiercely). – Kevin Joy, Columbus Dispatch
- I purchased some t-shirts and a tote bag with my son's artwork printed on them for Christmas, and they look fantastic! I love supporting local business, and you can't beat American Apparel knitwear for style. Being able to pick my order up at the storefront was great, too - saves on shipping! – That P., Insider Pages
- Easy to create online, fast service, great quality! – Drew G, Yahoo! Local