Does anyone have tips about starting up a t-shirt line?
My main problem is finding manufacturers of blank Tees made with organic materials.
- TM Express™Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The fashion industry, as you can well imagine, is a very competitive one. To succeed takes knowledge, patience, talent and a bit of luck. As far as the knowledge bit goes, I found some sources that will assist you further.
Associations may be a good avenue to explore. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have about the clothing industry as well as many you haven't anticipated yet. See the source box for some relevant links.
There's nothing quite like research – the more you know about the clothing industry, the better. There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.
Also, here are some book titles that may interest you:
* The Official Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Clothing Line by Jay Arrington,
* The Business of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing by Leslie Davis Burns
* Fashion for Profit (Revised Edition with Retail Chapter) by Frances Harder
* The Fashion Designer Survival Guide: An Insider's Look at Starting and Running Your Own Fashion Business by Mary Gehlhar
Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!Source(s): Associations: http://www.iacde.com/ -- International Association of Clothing Designers & Executives http://www.apparelsearch.com/associations.htm -- Associations Directory for the Apparel & Fashion Industry Articles: http://ezinearticles.com/?Key-to-Starting-Your-Own... – Key to Starting Your Own Clothing Company by Bradley Johnson http://ezinearticles.com/?Your-New-Clothing-Compan... – Your New Clothing Company – Apparel Sourcing by Bradley Johnson http://ezinearticles.com/?Fashion-Marketing-101&id... – Fashion Marketing 101 by Amie Pronowski
- 1 decade ago
Look at who you are trying to sell your products too, research the ages and the lifestyles of these people. Then you can gear your T-shirts to the people you want to sell to. x
- 1 decade ago
Depends on who you are marketing that product to....as in which type of clients................If I was you and wanting to start a t-shirt business.....I would think of something unique people like different things....Unique names and designs...........