Simple Animal Design is a London-based company that makes funky t-shirts!
But that's only half the story. Simple Animal is also an eco-friendly & organic brand that combines fair-trade values with highstreet fashion.
All materials used are vegan, organic and easy on the environment. The products are hand-printed in a small London studio, the ink is approved by the soil association and the materials used are all fairly traded and vegan - we use gelatin-free emulsion on our screens :).
Our suppliers are certified:
Simple Animal loves otherness and embraces all things different. We love vegans, we love the LGBT scene and everyone who's a little quirky and open-minded.
A Simple Animal at work
Here's a bit more background information for you, if you're really curious:
When I founded Simple Animal in June 2014, I had a clear vision of what I wanted:
simple images on beautiful, high-quality, fairly-traded garments using eco-friendly,
I wanted to create something that was subtle and effective without being preachy;
something cheeky, fresh and catchy, as well as effective and meaningful for human
and non-human beings.
I’ve always been creative and I love photography.
During my first term at university in Germany, the one thing that really inspired me
was a Photoshop course. I now apply the skills I learned to make Simple Animal designs
screen-printable. All shirts are hand-printed in London, UK.
I’ve been living in London, where I finished my studies, since 2010.
You’re probably thinking that I studied something fabulously creative and exciting.
Well, it was exciting at times, sometimes even creative, but who would have thought
that you could become a t-shirt designer and businesswoman after studying English
literature for six years?
I did! I’ve never believed in a straightforward career path and am a passionate
ambassador for trying different things. I believe that challenges and risks make us grow
as human beings and that it’s worth risking something once in a while, even if we don’t
know what awaits us.
I also believe that we should all strive to make the world a better place for everyone.
With Simple Animal, I’ve set up a business that promotes fair working conditions
for people, protects the environment (all our inks are water-based), makes people smile
and that, once it’s big enough, will give something back.
Simple Animal already works closely with Animal Equality.
We share stalls at festivals and some of Simple Animal’s profits are donated to the
animal rights organisation.
Having been funded by a union-based scholarship as a student, I have always felt
the urge to give something back and contribute to good causes.
Giving back will always be a central part of Simple Animal’s philosophy.
I became a vegetarian on 28th March 1999. I was 15 years old and,
according to my mum, had just watched a documentary about factory farming.
I’ve been vegan for about five years now, and would like to encourage everyone
to put aside their ego for a minute, get informed and just try it.
It’s great for everyone and really simple too! :)
Take it from a reformed carnivore.
So that’s me and my company.
All the best!
Miriam Agat, founder of Simple Animal