How do you start own clothing brand

May 01, 2013 @ 01:47:44 AM
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where do you send your shit to be made

booty

May 01, 2013 @ 01:49:34 AM
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Just want some feedback and for people as well as me to start your own clothes

booty

May 01, 2013 @ 04:47:56 AM
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get a name. design. and find a printer near you area to do your shirts.

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May 02, 2013 @ 02:12:09 AM
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Most difficult question because its not that simple. You need to do everything at once! sounds crazy right?! Well in order to get a trademark,copyright etc. for your name thats gonna take a least $1k to get the ball rolling. then you need to have some designs ready to print and a customer base that is waiting to buy your product. So its always best to start local do a google search of screen printers in your area. look for 0 to low minimums and low setup fees. also its a good idea to use a very basic color pallet, and let your designs do most of the work. The more colors you want on a shirt the more expensive it'll be so keep that in mind. Think of the startup process as a way to refine your brand idea and image based on public opinion and feedback. 

hope this helps! check me out on IG or Twitter man. 

@anyx_co

May 03, 2013 @ 20:47:26 PM
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The thing to do is not get ahead of yourself.  Watch the playing field for ATLEAST one year steadily working up designs and (possibly) shadowing under people who know what their doing.  I think great brands are built around a communal group of like minded individuals who like the brand for it's message, and aesthetic.

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May 03, 2013 @ 23:18:38 PM
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I am currently lead designer for a upcoming clothing co called 
http://cignatureclothing.com/  the owner sends the shit to miami to be printed
May 04, 2013 @ 12:35:16 PM
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print locally 
May 05, 2013 @ 00:51:30 AM
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The thing to do is not get ahead of yourself.  Watch the playing field for ATLEAST one year steadily working up designs and (possibly) shadowing under people who know what their doing.  I think great brands are built around a communal group of like minded individuals who like the brand for it's message, and aesthetic.

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A year - while working at it every single day - is perfect time. Your ideas will be worlds apart from when you first started by then. Too many people rushing into it these days with nothing/barely anything to say. Way too many.
May 06, 2013 @ 01:15:31 AM
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If you are starting a brand and not just t-shirts, then you need to do a lot more than creating some designs and getting them printed. That's the easy part. Getting people to actually buy your tees is where you need to focus. Waiting a year to drop is good, but not always necessary. If you do choose to go that route, then you should spend that time building relationships within the streetwear community (like store owners, bloggers and other brands). Shake hands and make friends. Develop a buzz by creating an online presence with a blog, on social media and on forums - like this one. When developing your brand, make sure you have something that separates you from other shops. Hopefully theirs a story behind your brand. Start with a dope concept and build on it. T.I.T.S. is good example of this. T.I.T.S. does more than just put girls on tees. They have legit concepts and use original photography that has spawned a sh!t load of imitators. LegalZoom.com can help you with the legal part of your company. Hopefully this helps get you started and Google can finish up with any other information.
May 12, 2013 @ 02:42:11 AM
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these are all great legal/business suggestions, but i would also add: make something from the heart you and your friend enjoy. money can get you all the legal/biz end of it afterwards, but you can never buy that 1st part. 
May 15, 2013 @ 04:16:25 AM
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I can help with web design if you're interested. Shoot me an email at sam@samgehman.com
May 18, 2013 @ 13:42:50 PM
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glad rags ink! do it now.
May 19, 2013 @ 03:04:14 AM
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glad rags holds it down for sure.

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May 31, 2013 @ 07:21:37 AM
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Please don't be like those other wack designers that put a basic ass design on a Gildan shirt.

I hashtagged the hashtag and trademarked the trademark

May 31, 2013 @ 11:25:58 AM
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lmao who uses gildan

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June 13, 2013 @ 18:56:43 PM
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being in the business for about 5 years...seen alot of trial and error with alot of brands


develop some designs/concepts...show em to friends and internet, get some feedback. 

print a small run of shirts and just promo them to ppl to get a buzz. take advantage of tumblr, IG, twitter and just spread the word.

it doesnt always work printing a big run of various designs without establishing yourself...gonna be left with alot of stock. then again this is from one view, theres tons of ways to push ur brand.

BLACK-SCALE.COM

June 15, 2013 @ 06:42:02 AM
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You could always screen print your own t-shirts, lately I've been trying to start a company and I found it easier to just print my own tees since i'm producing small quantities and don't have a lot of money.

$ -Video/Photography/Design- $

July 29, 2013 @ 17:30:17 PM
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Print at small scale 3 times. I was successful the first two then I lost momentum at the third good thing I didnt take a loss.
July 31, 2013 @ 20:00:02 PM
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The first rule is never put the word "clothing" or "apparel" in the brand name or domain name. The second is to not use the word "lifestyle" in your about page.

If you do either, you already failed.
August 02, 2013 @ 17:48:41 PM
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August 02, 2013 @ 18:45:56 PM
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The first rule is never put the word "clothing" or "apparel" in the brand name or domain name. The second is to not use the word "lifestyle" in your about page.

If you do either, you already failed.
dont put supply co either pls.
August 11, 2013 @ 05:10:35 AM
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in this day and age the internet is a damn good tool so you need to use the fuck out of it. 

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September 19, 2013 @ 03:16:10 AM
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read this. 

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September 19, 2013 @ 03:16:28 AM
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