Pre-order your #TacklingHomelessness charity t-shirt

We’re excited to be launching a #TacklingHomelessness t-shirt campaign in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University to raise vital funds for our Winter Appeal.

In November 2021, the Nottingham School of Art & Design asked its students to enter a design competition in collaboration with long-standing charity partner Emmanuel House. The brief asked students to design a ‘#TacklingHomelessness’ t-shirt with a sporting theme, which could be printed and sold as our first piece of commissioned clothing.

“We’re delighted to be collaborating with NTU students once again and riding high on the success of the third ‘NTU x Emmanuel House’ project that recently saw over 100 outerwear garments produced for the charity by the Level 1 NTU Fashion Design students.

Denis Tully, CEO at Emmanuel House

“By asking students to design a t-shirt to represent our charity and our theme of #TacklingHomelessness we’re not only celebrating the outstanding talent we have in the city, we’re raising funds for services that will directly benefit from the profits – the sale of the t-shirt will help fund our Access Team, which offers, amongst other things, clean clothes to people who are homeless.”

Denis Tully, CEO at Emmanuel House

“We are immensely proud of the partnership we have with Emmanuel House and this competition is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and continue to support the charity. Sian is one of our second year students who really understands the importance of this campaign having worked on the outerwear project last year, and we hope her winning design will raise lots of money.”

Emma Prince, senior lecturer in Fashion Design at the Nottingham School of Art & Design

We’re delighted to announce that the judging panel, which included representatives from Nottingham Trent University and Emmanuel House, have chosen Fashion Design student Sian Slaney as the winning designer.

Denis added: “Sian’s outstanding design was chosen because of its simplicity, the innovative use of our brand colours and its striking lines to represent an athletics track.”

Pre-order Emmanuel House’s first charity t-shirt

The design is being screen printed onto cotton t-shirts, which can be pre-ordered for £20 each from Print Social, an online pre-sale platform. 100% of the profit will go directly to Emmanuel House, and Print Social is kindly donating an additional 5% of the production cost of every t-shirt. Supporters can cover the cost of the t-shirt production, which is £10, by adding an optional donation at the checkout.

Pre-ordered t-shirts will be dispatched from 29th December 2021. Only the t-shirts that are ordered will be made, in order to avoid excess surplus sizes and reduce waste.


#TacklingHomelessness tote bag

Supporters can also order a #TacklingHomelessness tote bag for £12.


How will the #TacklingHomelessness t-shirt help Emmanuel House?

The money raised from the sales of the t-shirt will go towards Emmanuel House’s Winter Appeal. One of the services funded by the Winter Appeal is the Access Team, which is based at Emmanuel House in Hockley, where it helps meet the basic needs of people who are homeless or rough sleeping.

The drop-in is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, offering a blend of basic services and focused one-to-one support appointments. Working with around 100 individuals each month, the service offers hot food, clothing, laundry, showers, a barber, a nurse, a care of address and support, as well as meaningful activities such as cooking classes and guitar lessons. These services are fundamental for the prevention of and recovery out of homelessness.

Emmanuel House will receive almost £10 for the sale of every t-shirt. This £10 will enable us to meet a homeless person for the first time, assess their needs and make a plan for support.

If 5 people order a t-shirt, a support worker is able to attend a specialist appointment with someone who is homeless.

If 10 people order a t-shirt, it will provide a package of support for someone in crisis, including showers, clean clothes, hot food, care of address and specialist advice.

If 50 people order a t-shirt, we can provide someone with 6 months’ worth of homelessness prevention and one-to-one tenancy support for someone who is in crisis. 

To order your #TacklingHomelessness t-shirt, visit Print Social.