Spoonflower, the online platform which allows users to create custom fabrics, announced last week the winner of its design challenge in collaboration with BucketFeet, a shoe company that manufactures limited edition footwear featuring designs by artists from around the world.
Inga Girvica was awarded the top prize for her design “Under the water,” which will be used to help build a shoe collection raising awareness about the environmental impact of rising sea levels on ocean health. Girvica also received $250 from BucketFeet and $150 from Spoonflower, a licensing contract for the run of footwear, and a pair of shoes featuring her winning design.
The month-long Design Challenge invited participants to create a design specifically for BucketFeet in the visual theme of “Oceans.” Girvica’s aquatic design featuring sea urchins garnered the most votes from a pool of over 506 unique entries.
“This challenge featured so many talented artists with beautiful designs. I was happy to get to the round of 100, and I didn’t expect to win,” shared Girvica, “Now I am stunned with a victory, and I’m grateful for each vote for my design.”