Tell Us What Sweatshop-Free Clothing Means To You - Contest Announcement!

Hello everyone, 

This year is going to be a big year for us: not only are we about to turn five in September, but we are also preparing to welcome a new owner into our Grey Rock family. With all this change, it is important that we take a look back at how far we have come and the impact that we have made on how people think about fashion. 

It is why we are so excited to announce that we are hosting a new contest! We want you to hear from you and share your experiences of change. We want you to tell us what sweatshop-free clothing means to you, in written, photo or video format. 

Why is shopping sweatshop-free important to you? What struggles have you faced, lessons have you learned or challenges have you overcome? How has Grey Rock Clothing Co. and building a conscious closet impacted your life? 

Grey Rock Clothing Co. is about so much more than fashion - it is about making this world a better place and having a positive impact on people's lives. We often share how our brands impact the lives of their employees and suppliers, but now we want to turn the spotlight onto you, our customers. We want to use your stories to help more people understand the power behind individual buying choices and the impact that each and every one of us can have if we choose to buy sweatshop-free. 

Not only will the winning submission be posted on our website, the winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to Grey Rock and will be featured in our upcoming fall 2017 photoshoot and lookbook! That means you'll receive the full model treatment: hair, makeup, and an exclusive sneak peek at all our new fall items before they arrive in store. Plus, you get to spend the whole day hanging out with the Grey Rock Team. What could be more fun than that!?

The contest will be open until 11:59pm on August 7, 2017. Email your submissions to marketing@greyrockclothingco.com. 

See below for full contest rules and eligibility.

We are so excited to see your amazing creations! We already have visions of a staff night reading submissions and armed with popcorn, glasses of wine, and maybe even a box of tissues. It is going to be awesome.

Good luck and we will see you all soon, 

- Courtney

Contest Rules & Regulations

1. Entry Period  - All entries must be received by 11:59pm on August 7, 2017 to be considered.

2. Eligibility - No purchase necessary. If you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. The winner must be able and willing to travel to Guelph to participate in the fall/winter photo shoot on August 28, 2017 (tentatively - subject to change).  Any expenses pertaining to travel will not be covered as part of the prize and are the responsibility of the winning participant. 

3. How to Enter - Entries must be sent to marketing@greyrockclothingco.com and must fulfill all requirements, as specified, to be eligible. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications as provided may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Grey Rock Clothing Co. staff. You may only enter once. 

All participants must like & follow our Facebook Page, which is where the winner will be announced – http://www.facebook.com/greyrockco . Winners will also be notified at the email address they provide upon entry. Grey Rock staff will decide on their favourite entry and winner will be announced during the week of August 8, 2017.

4. Winner Selection Process - Grey Rock staff will decide on the winning entry based on their own judging criteria, including presentation of the entry, effectiveness of communication/message, and relevance to the stated question/topic. Winner will be announced during the week of August 8, 2017.

5. Prizes and approximate retail values - Prizes are non-transferable and consist of a $250 Grey Rock Clothing Co. gift card (cannot be redeemed for cash), and participation in our fall/winter lookbook and photoshoot. As part of the photoshoot, the winner will receive hair styling and makeup (if applicable) done by Acqua Salon (subject to change, approximate value $150). 

6. General Conditions - All submissions become the property of Grey Rock Clothing Co. and may be used in future blog posts or promotions. By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), you understand and agree that Grey Rock Clothing Co, anyone acting on behalf of Grey Rock Clothing Co., and Grey Rock Clothing Co’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Grey Rock Clothing Co. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof.