Expression of interest - Textile, Graphic and Artisan Designers




Welcome to SosoCo Global Textile / Graphic designers & artisans Expression of Interest. We’re excited to have you here but before you start using SosoCo Global, we do need you to look through and accept these terms. We’ve done our best to explain it all without using too much jargon, so it’s clear what we expect from you and what you can expect from us. These are your legal rights and obligations, so please do read everything. If you can’t agree to our terms, then you can’t use our services. If you still have questions or comments after you’ve read these terms, please email the sales team on or go to the SosoCo Global contact details in the Designer Lounge to get in touch. We’d love to help.  

Please enter your expression of interest by submitting your details below.

Once you have completed your details we will call you during business hours to discuss your immediate requirements.

Please be patient with us as wait periods may apply.






  • IMPORTANT: Please read the terms and conditions for participating textile/graphic designers and artisans. If you proceed with the application form then you are acknowledging that you accept the terms and conditions as specified in the specific online terms and conditions under expression of interest - Designer Application Form.


The parties agree to the following:

  • a'Brand' as defined in these terms as being a label which may be offered for sale via many designers as a collective.
  • b. The 'Business' as defined in these terms and conditions of this contract is a s being trading as SosoCo-Global (Aust) Pty Ltd, Australian Company Number (ABN) 28 631 059 562 as described in the body of this document, together with any other business, being Proprietary, Corporation, Proprietary Limited, Partnership as defined under the Australian Corporations Act 2011 and or Sole Trader as defined under the Victorian Registration Bill 2011 in the state of Victoria in Australia, which may at any time in the future conduct business via this website. Also included in this definition is any international university student, sole trader or corporate structured registered business operating in the country of origin of the Designer, label or brand.
  • c'Business day' as defined in these terms as being any day within the working business week of Monday to Friday.
  • d'Consignment goods' as defined in these terms and conditions as being a trading arrangement in which a seller (being you under this arrangement) sends goods to a buyer (customer) or re seller ( who receives payment only as and when the goods are sold. The seller remains the owner (title holder) of the goods until they are paid for in full and, after a certain period, determines what stock to deem obsolete under this arrangement and accepts full responsibility in the event of a returned product.
  • e. The 'customer' as defined in these terms and conditions of this contract is as being whom an 'active member' supplies goods or services on behalf of
  • f'Designers' as defined in these terms as being an individual who designs garments, textile print design, graphic print design and artisan print design.
  • g'GST' as defined under Australian Government Taxation Law as being 10% of the cost of goods and services sold. As given in a New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth)*Note goods sold outside of Australia do not incur a Goods and Services Tax (GST) nor do International members have a goods and services tax applied to their membership costs.
  • h'Labels' as defined in these terms as being individual label names operating within a 'sole trader' or 'Proprietary' and or 'Proprietary Limited business collective arrangement.
  • i'Linked Sites' as defined in these terms and conditions as being a trading Proprietary or Proprietary Limited business (or other International Corporate Structure) using links to join in selling its products to the public via an advertising licensed arrangement.
  • j. The 'Member' as defined in these terms and conditions of this contract is as being a fully paid up participant of this website whether that be an 'active licensed member' (selling) and or (link access) or an 'inactive unlicensed member' (awaiting active status).
  • k'Merchandise' & or 'Goods' or 'Products' collectively defined in these terms and conditions of this contract is as being the garments offered for sale by 'active-members'.
  • l. 'Retail Credits' as defined in these terms and conditions refer to student retail take up of USP-01 category only and do not apply to general industry take up. For full details refer to section under retail credit availability.
  • m'Sale' as defined in these terms and conditions of this contract as being a trade of merchandise between and a customer. The sale is passed to the member once the merchandise has been fully paid for and the return limit has been exhausted as defined in the returns policy of this document under 'Returns Policy'.
  • n. The 'Services' as defined in these terms and conditions of this contract is as being the services available to 'Active Members' via this website or the link-able sites available for 'public' view. (collectively, the 'services').
  • o'Stock' as defined in these terms and conditions means, the merchandise sold to the customer by way of a licensed advertised arrangement. The ownership right of the merchandise remains with the 'active member' until the merchandise has been sold.
  • p. The 'Photographer' as defined in these terms and conditions as being an approved contractor that takes the photograph's for website and approves the photographs on behalf of website.
  • qNFT means non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are generally created using the same type of programming used for cryptocurrencies. In simple terms these cryptographic assets are based on blockchain technology. They cannot be exchanged or traded equivalently like other cryptographic assets. Like Bitcoin or Ethereum



The 'Member' agrees to the following 'Standard Terms and Conditions' relating to the publication of designer works displayed on the website and are incorporated in and make a part of the agreement between the parties hereto.

  • a. We ask you to list your design with us and we advertise on the front of the website so any designer can see your current displayed works available.
  • b. All original artwork on the website must be presented as photographed standard imagery technical shots.
  • c. Any design representation is to be photographed and displayed within the displayed textile portal of or via direct download on the website. Any textile design work used as secondary marketing on the front lead at the discretion of the photography team.
  • d. All technical images must be 640mm x 640mm in file size or 1280 x 1280 pixels to be accepted by our photography/image rechecking team.
  • e. Textile/graphic and artisans can display work for as long as it takes for the design to be sold.
  • f. All contributors of textile design, graphic design and artisans must provide their own rights granted and intellectual property disclosure for every design submitted.
  • g. SosoCoGlobal (Aust) Pty Ltd will not be held liable if a waiver of rights is not signed by both parties privy to the sale of an individual license.
  • h. Individual terms to copyright and rights granted shall be accepted on an individual basis between seller and buyer of textile print design.
  • j. SosoCoGlobal (Aust) Pty Ltd will accept an NFT arrangement to secure individual art on an exclusive basis and not limited to a signed rights granted and intellectual property disclosure.


Linking & General Usage of this website

  • a. Access to and use of and the products and services available through this Website (collectively, the 'Services') are subject to the following terms, conditions and notices (the 'Terms to Service'). By using the Services, you are agreeing to all of the Terms of Service, as may be updated by us periodically. It is advisable that you check this page regularly to take notice of any changes we may have made to the 'Terms of Service'.
  • b. Access to is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the 'Services' without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason this Web site is unavailable at any time or for any period. Periodically we may restrict access to some parts or all, of this Website.
  • c. is available to access at such times and in such a manner as we nominate. will be entitled to vary these access hours from time to time. We will not be responsible for providing access outside of these hours.
  • d. All 'members' acknowledge that online may malfunction or become temporarily unavailable due to a computer malfunction or network congestion. We will have in place reasonable procedures to avoid unintended interruption of We will have the right to suspend the service at any time to perform certain administration talks and scheduled maintenance and, if in our opinion, a serious threat is posed to any part of the system supporting online.
  • e. Approved 'members' may link to our home page, (and or approved link-able areas) provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
  • f. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • g. must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the website other than approved link-able areas. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time without notice.
  • h. This Website also contains links to other websites, which are not operated by (the 'Linked Sites'). has no control over the Linked Sites and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of the Linked Sites will be subject to the terms of use and service contained within each such site.
  • i. The participating member agrees that the terms of trade is based on a consignment arrangement for all suppliers in both online trading under or within the bricks and mortar stores trading as SosoCo.

Member Advertising administration Fees –

  • a. There are no ongoing membership fees for textile designers, graphic designers or artisans.
  • b. does not operate an automatic payment system; each administration payment is due before the last day of the preceding month. If payment is not made before the due date then the member will be blocked.
  • c. Any member facing financial hardship should contact accounts. Fees can run late but only after an undertaking is made with SosoCo management.
  • d. Please contact if you come into financial hardship and would like special consideration. Exceptional circumstances will be considered. 
  • e. The participating 'member' agrees to pay to an administration fee once a design is on sold. The administration fee will be set at $150.00AUS applicable when a design has been successfully licensed by another member of the website. The administration fee is submitted to the website for processing to cover administration, IT maintenance and ongoing media advertising fees and charges, a mandatory charge for all textile/graphic designers and artisans who participate. SosoCo-Global (Aust) Pty Ltd has the right to increase these charges when deemed necessary without notice.
  • f. The above fees only become payable once a license has been sold and monies have exchanged for the first image license fee.

Mandatory Textile Specification Requirements - (Requirements must be clearly stated on every Specification lodged with accompanying an individual design.)

  • a. A set price must be established for the first imagery of every image sold. (Primary license) For example only *Designers must set their own fee* $500.00 AUS (including individual colour-ways)
  • b. A production royalty must be established for every meter produced – (Production License) For example only *Designers must set their own fee* $5.00 AUS / meter.
  • c. Minimum meterage must be stipulated on every design for example 200meters – *This does not apply to repeat run orders.
  • d. Textile designers must be prepared to accept that the design if successful may require ongoing printing and new specifications need to be drawn up to meet the new demand required.
  • e. Repeat print orders do not attract first image fees only a production license.
  • f. The textile designer agrees to accept that faulty printed fabric will be credited off the production license fee after a print run is manufactured.
  • g. The textile designer waives all rights to the imagery once the design is licensed.
  • h. All print specifications include a Quality Number – (Print Code)
  • i. When creating your image reproduction license we request that you use the attached file. Failure to use this agreement will unfortunately void your ability to trade with us.

  • License Agreement


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  • Usefull templates if required (*note these templates can be used and are submitted for guides only but are not mandatory) - Download these templates and store for ready to use in your individual portal once you are logged into our system.


Photograph Copyright Release Form (Template only)


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Textile Design Image Specification Form (Template only)


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& if applicable


Model Release Form (Template only)


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Independent Artist Engagement and Service

  • a. The Agreement is between the ‘textile designer / independent artist’ contracted for and on behalf of trading as SosoCo - Global (Aust) Pty Ltd ABN: 28 631 059 562 and the 'Member' (Client). The 'Member' (Client) wishes to engage the textile designer 'independent designer', SosoCoGlobal Aust Pty Ltd accepts the engagement to hereby:
  • b. Provide the services to the 'member' (client) of
  • c. Produce the artwork, and 
  • d. Upon full payment of the ‘original imagery’ by the ‘member’ (client) and agreed minimum meterage and set price per meter, the independent artist will grant the License on the terms set out in this Agreement.
  • e. All photo shoots must be prepaid and pre-booked via the website.
  • f. All ‘independent artist’ membership fees be paid after 1st payment of commission fees being a total of $150.00 AUS / design. 

Independent Artist Costs Payment and Fees

Photography Fees and Schedules

  • a. All photo shoots must be prepaid and pre-booked via the website. (See specific costs and options under - booking a photo shoot in the contents page of the designer portal).
  • b. The 'Member' accepts that the cost of photography including GST(applicable only to Australian Applicants) at the time of advertising and understands that SosoCo-Global (Aust) Pty Ltd has the right to increase / decrease these charges when deemed necessary without notice.
  • c. The 'Member' accepts that only approved images can be used on the website.
  • d. All stamp duties and governmental charges, if any, a rising out of or incidental to this Agreement are the responsibility of and must be paid by the 'Member' (Client).
  • e. Photography minimums for all 'member' who participate are as follows:-
  • f. Minimum five (5) 'distinctive' styles (photographs) for all other business categories, except textile/graphic and or artison design work sold for textile printing.

Photography Rights granted & Intellectual Property

  • a. In consideration of the full payment of the fees and expenses by the 'Member' (client), the Photographer grants the 'Member' (Client) the License to use the agreed Photographs for the Use(s) during the Term throughout the Territory. The License granted is not effective until both Parties have signed this Agreement and the 'Member' (Client) have laid the Fees and Expenses in full.
  • b. The Photographer asserts all moral rights attached to the Photographs.
  • c. Notwithstanding the License granted under this Agreement, the Photographer reserves the right to use the Photographs during the Term in the Territory for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Photographer on behalf of, including but not limited to displaying the Photographs in the Photographer's portfolio, on the Photographer's own website and in galleries or in photography competitions. The Photographer expressly reserves all other rights subsisting in the Photographs not specifically granted in this Agreement.
  • d. The photographer is the owner of the intellectual property created by the Photographer in the course of Services, including but not limited to the Photographs (as an original), digital or electronic material, transparencies, negatives and prints relating to the Photographs.
  • e. The Photographer retains all rights and ownership in the Photographs and any negatives (or digital equivalent) is assigned or licensed to the 'Member" (Client) by this Agreement, unless 'a multi-user licence' or unlimited license has been established (payment in full) and bound by the licence fees as agreed to.
  • f. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Photographer is not responsible for storing or archiving the Photographs.

Photographers Interpretation

The parties agree and acknowledge that the details of the Services, Photographs and/ or works the subject of this Agreement have been discussed by the parties and are described in the terms and conditions. It is further acknowledged that in the event that the 'Members' or the 'Members' representative is not present on the Photography Dates(s) at the Location, then the Photographer's interpretation of the Services shall prevail.

  • a. The Member agrees to submit a brief for any garments that require special styling prior to the shoot, and also provide a detailed list of garments and any special requests relating to them using the style guide available via this website to download.
  • b. The Member must provide a 'company representative' or be available on the day of photo shooting for styling garments. Failure to provide a representative may result in cancellation of the shoot and the 'Member' will be liable as per the cancellation agreement.
  • c. International 'Members' acknowledge were applicable that garment images may only be supplied if the style guide supplied by the 'Photographer' is followed and adhered to in its true form. The standard charge for photography quality control is $10.00 per image, minimum (5) images at any one time.
  • d. International 'Members' acknowledge the right of the 'Photographer' to refuse poorly edited images, return images and not advertise images until the image has been rectified to the specified standard stipulated in the supplied style guide.
  • e. International 'Members' acknowledge that if an image has to be rectified due to refusal of a poorly edited image, a rechecking fee of $10.00 is also applied. There will be no deviations to this term.

Photography Rights

  • a. The 'Member' approves 'the image' prior to being released onto the website.
  • b. The 'Photographer' agrees to provide the 'Member', with clear images on a white background in JPEG format 'save for web'.
  • c. The 'Photographer' agrees to rectify unclear images within 10 business days.
  • d. The 'Photographer' will provide image files for approval by the 'Member' within 10 business days. After final approval the images will be placed onto the website by the photographer on behalf of the client and on behalf of SosoCo- Global (Aust) Pty Ltd. 
  • e. The 'Member' has the right to refuse substandard images, and request additional work to be completed if the images supplied are different to the brief as submitted.
  • f. The photograph will not be activated live on the website prior to final approval having been received in writing by the 'Member'.
  • g. SosoCo- Global (Aust) Pty Ltd acknowledges that the 'Member' is granted a license of the completed file and further acknowledges their rights to use the file on 'other websites' for further promotion and or sales without the approval of, if a 'multi user' or 'unlimited user' license has been agreed.

Photography Warranty and Indemnity

The Member warrants to the Photographer that:

1. It has the capacity and authority to enter into this Agreement

2. It has obtained the necessary clearances in relation to the subject matter to be photographed; and 

3. It will only use the Photographs in accordance with the License granted under this Agreement.

4. The Member agrees to indemnify the Photographer against any actual and direct loss, claim, injury or damage (including any reasonable legal costs or expenses properly incurred) by the Photographer as a direct result of breach by the 'Member' of the above warranties.

Photography Cancellation by Member Policy:

Definition - business day (Monday - Friday)

  • a. A three day cooling off period is allowed unless a photo shoot is booked to take place within that time. Note this cooling off period only relates to photography only.
  • b. A 10% cancellation fee of total cost of photography will be applied for all 'members' after the cooling off period but 10 (10) business days before the photo shoot. 
  • c. A 50% cancellation fee applies for any cancellation made within 5 business days of the scheduled shoot. The designated photographer must be notified in writing. 
  • d. A no refund policy applies for any cancellation within 3 business day before the shoot.
  • e. All cancellations made prior to and on the day of the photography must be in writing, via email or text.
  • f. All cancellations that are not clearly communicated via phone and email on the day of service will incur a surcharge of 25% plus the full price of photography.
  • g. Any adjustments to numbers of garments to be photographed after booking must be done in writing (3) business days prior to the shoot.
  • h. As all payments are made in advance any additional garments must be paid for before the shoot (3) business days prior.
  • i. Any reduction in the number of garments processed within (3) business days will result in a $20.00 fee per garment.
  • j. Any reduction in the number of garments processed on the day of the shoot means the designer will not be eligible for any discount or refund.
  • k. Photography licensing fees are not refundable after delivery of images.
  • J. The ‘Member’ (Client) is able to reschedule the shoot 5 business days prior to the nominated shoot date in writing. In this case no additional fees will be incurred. 

Photography Termination

This Agreement may be terminated if:

1. The 'Member' (Client) fails to pay any part of the Fee or Expenses;

2. The 'Member' (Client) is declared bankrupt, enters into administration or into liquidation.


3. The 'Member' (Client) is in breach of this Agreement and has failed to rectify the breach within 30 days after receiving notice from the Photographer of such breach.

Photography - Immediately upon termination:

  • a. All rights in the Photography/s and /or work(s) revert to the Photographer;
  • b. The 'Member' (Client) must return all physical property (including but not limited to the Photographs and any equipment); and
  • c. All fees and expenses owed to the Photographer under this Agreement must be paid in full.

Photography - Miscellaneous

  • a. The 'Member' understands that any 'additional' advertising of garments is the exclusive right of the 'Photographer' to decide when and where to advertise garments.
  • b. The 'Member' understands that the garments used are for 'additional' advertising of the website and are not expected to be available for sale at the time of advertising. 'Members' maybe contacted from time to time for our quarterly style shoot. If a 'Member' is contacted for a specific promotional advertising shoot, the 'Member' agrees to supply SosoCo- Global (Aust) Pty Ltd with a garment on an agreed date for no more than 24hrs for the sale purpose of shooting for advertising purposes only. The 'Member' understands that the garment must be supplied on a no 'fee' basis.

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Independent Textile / Graphic Designer or Artisan (Australia)  TEXD
Independent Textile / Graphic Designer or Artisan (international)  TEXD -I
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  • *This number is your group within our system and should appear as the first number you create for your SKU product code;


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