During early 2008 Aspecks secured the funding to purchase a heat press (for transfers) and a four colour carousel screen printing system and immediately set about the task of becoming accomplished printers. (A task made harder by the different physical locations of the founding directors). In October 2008 Aspecks was commissioned to design and print t-shirts for the Pathfinder Project. This commission for over 100 t-shirts was completed free of charge as a demonstration of their commitment to Pathfinder and the young people who benefit from it. Meanwhile the development and population of the Aspecks website started to take off with an exclusive interview with musicians Wanlov the Kubolor and Mensa who were soon to become Aspecks Affiliates and friends.
As a matter of policy Aspecks prints on ethically sourced and sustainable t-shirts which are fair trade. The benefit of this came in the growing commercial work we undertook for clients including the Pathfinder Project and the Co-Operative Party during 2009. There was also a pleasant reward for their endeavours as the founding directors were recognised in the Future 100 Top 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. The Future 100 awards encourages and rewards extraordinary vision, ethical business practice and social responsibility. They aim to showcase businesses that offer innovative and sustainable solutions to social problems. The granting of the award is testimony to our commitment to global society, the environment and ethical business practice and values.