July 16, 2012 @ 08:48 AM
WD.MYLES

Post: 126

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: CA



We just released our 1st drop from out Summer of Sin line. Check that shit out here;

http://wolvesden.bigcartel.com/

SHOP.WDNATION.COM

July 16, 2012 @ 08:50 AM
tubb3

Post: 5

Join Date: Jun 2012

whats good everyone, I'm starting a new brand as well and just wanted to know some basic info on production and consuming. Meaning I'm trying to learn of places and brands to by from for blank t's, and tags. Alslo for printing the designs on the t's, i use screens for the printing as of now but I'm wondering if i should buy a heat press instead. any thoughts???
July 16, 2012 @ 09:10 AM
dunceanddreamer

Post: 73

Join Date: Jul 2012

Location: Bristol, UK

whats good everyone, I'm starting a new brand as well and just wanted to know some basic info on production and consuming. Meaning I'm trying to learn of places and brands to by from for blank t's, and tags. Alslo for printing the designs on the t's, i use screens for the printing as of now but I'm wondering if i should buy a heat press instead. any thoughts???


Do not get a heat press! Whenever you are thinking about a product, think about it from the customers POV "Would I spend £30/$30 on this??, why should i get this instead of something I canget on Karmaloop, though generic, I at least its a known entitiy" you need to give the customer a reason to step out of their comfort zone. Heat press makes me think of cheap/nasty Stag Party's (in the UK anyways).

There's lots of disadvantages of being a small independent label but the big advantage is that you have control of a small level of production so you have the ability to ensure your attention to detail is on point on EVERYTHING. if you're doing small runs.

Waking up & Dreaming. www.facebook.com/DunceandDreamer @dunceanddreamer

July 16, 2012 @ 11:03 AM
Frank_

Post: 1224

Join Date: Jan 2009

@tubb3 i would say dont get a heat press....i know somebody who has a heat press and i used it and after 1 wash the design started to crack.......its to much of a hassle and is slow.....having to buy dark transfer paper and light transfer paper....

like its good if your making like cheap shirts to hustle but not to build a brand
July 16, 2012 @ 06:24 PM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 533

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

@tubb3 It all depends on what you are doing with that heat press.
The is paper transfer which yes do crack after a wash and even after it's printed is it hard to fold.
There is Thermoflex which is more durable. But if you have a shirt that shrinks heavily then you will notice that with the designs
And then there is sublimation which is a better option to use with heat transfer. It dyes the ink into the shirt giving it a softer feel and a longer lasting look. There are certain wash techniques to help the design stay in longer.

Sublimation dye would be the best choice of the few i can think of IF you do decide to get a heat press.

Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

July 16, 2012 @ 07:40 PM
Frank_

Post: 1224

Join Date: Jan 2009

Online site is now open!!!!
Check it out and buy a shirt if you like

http://Shop.theundg.net

July 16, 2012 @ 07:51 PM
stillwild

Post: 581

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

Online site is now open!!!!
Check it out and buy a shirt if you like

http://Shop.theundg.net


just a word of caution, check over your about section.

also, that mounties tee is crack.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

July 16, 2012 @ 07:56 PM
Frank_

Post: 1224

Join Date: Jan 2009

^^^
Thanks I ment to delete that section and re do it
July 16, 2012 @ 07:57 PM
mbsmfgco

Post: 56

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Jersey City, NJ

Anyone know of a good cut/sew manufacturer in NYC or a printer that can do labeling/embroidery? I have a headwear manufacturer contact I could swap info for if need be.

Thanks in advance all!

MBS MFG. CO. / Choice of Champs / Designed in Jersey City, Manufactured in Los Angeles / www.mbsmfg.co

July 16, 2012 @ 07:58 PM
Frank_

Post: 1224

Join Date: Jan 2009

@gramsongrams
If you wanna buy it I can hook you up with free shipping HB discout
July 16, 2012 @ 08:25 PM
AndyRocksBluu

Post: 327

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Long Island, NY

This is for all the people that haven't started a brand yet but are thinking about it (it could also apply to people that just started)
Pretty much its a article that talks about all the misconceptions of starting a brand. Definitely a good read.
http://iamthetrend.com/2012/06/13/misconceptions-of-starting-a-clothing-brand/

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

July 16, 2012 @ 08:28 PM
stillwild

Post: 581

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

@gramsongrams
If you wanna buy it I can hook you up with free shipping HB discout


gangsta,
do you need to PM me a code or smthn?

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

July 16, 2012 @ 10:01 PM
minsct

Post: 326

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

This is for all the people that haven't started a brand yet but are thinking about it (it could also apply to people that just started)
Pretty much its a article that talks about all the misconceptions of starting a brand. Definitely a good read.
http://iamthetrend.com/2012/06/13/misconceptions-of-starting-a-clothing-brand/


Great article. Most of this information is very true. I see so many kids these days thinking that they can just put a few t's out and it will make them cool or famous. Little do they know that this overly saturated industry takes extreme dedication, hard work, talent, sweat and passion to even turn a profit. My guess is that 98% of the brands on this forum will never see any huge business success - and my brand could very well be part of that statistic. As long as you do what you love and love what you do, you can't really ask for more. Good luck to all the starting brands out there - your going to need it.

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

July 16, 2012 @ 10:11 PM
dunceanddreamer

Post: 73

Join Date: Jul 2012

Location: Bristol, UK

This is for all the people that haven't started a brand yet but are thinking about it (it could also apply to people that just started)
Pretty much its a article that talks about all the misconceptions of starting a brand. Definitely a good read.
http://iamthetrend.com/2012/06/13/misconceptions-of-starting-a-clothing-brand/


Great article. Most of this information is very true. I see so many kids these days thinking that they can just put a few t's out and it will make them cool or famous. Little do they know that this overly saturated industry takes extreme dedication, hard work, talent, sweat and passion to even turn a profit. My guess is that 98% of the brands on this forum will never see any huge business success - and my brand could very well be part of that statistic. As long as you do what you love and love what you do, you can't really ask for more. Good luck to all the starting brands out there - your going to need it.


Nice! Love positive outlook. Hate it when the old vets try to discourage ppl. Its true that 99% will fail/just get bored. But theres the one %who are talented and dedicated enough to make a living from something they are passionate about. Thats all that matters right?

Waking up & Dreaming. www.facebook.com/DunceandDreamer @dunceanddreamer

July 16, 2012 @ 10:32 PM
angelooo

Post: 59

Join Date: May 2012

Location: Virginia

FREE BUTTONS anyone?

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- peace

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July 16, 2012 @ 11:11 PM
Jake Ocean

Post: 753

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

This is for all the people that haven't started a brand yet but are thinking about it (it could also apply to people that just started)
Pretty much its a article that talks about all the misconceptions of starting a brand. Definitely a good read.
http://iamthetrend.com/2012/06/13/misconceptions-of-starting-a-clothing-brand/


Great article. Most of this information is very true. I see so many kids these days thinking that they can just put a few t's out and it will make them cool or famous. Little do they know that this overly saturated industry takes extreme dedication, hard work, talent, sweat and passion to even turn a profit. My guess is that 98% of the brands on this forum will never see any huge business success - and my brand could very well be part of that statistic. As long as you do what you love and love what you do, you can't really ask for more. Good luck to all the starting brands out there - your going to need it.


good words minsct. starting a clothing brand, takes much more than just producing a few tees, putting them at a low price and selling them. requires determination, patience, research, and $$$. theres a difference between selling shirts, and building a brand. some people get lost in the misconcept that owning a .storenvy account with no branding and 3 incoherent shirt designs printed on a gilden shirt is a clothing brand. a 'brand' is something you can recognize. Proper branding, coherent designing, brand message & meaning, and good marketing is what can boost a brand to success (of coarse over time)

http://www.distantlight.co

July 16, 2012 @ 11:15 PM
angelooo

Post: 59

Join Date: May 2012

Location: Virginia

Online site is now open!!!!
Check it out and buy a shirt if you like

http://Shop.theundg.net



Ah man, if only you all carried smalls lol. The blue "Underdogs" tee could get IT.

+ + +

July 16, 2012 @ 11:49 PM
aaronstrdywngs

Post: 52

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Manchester, UK

Check out strdywngs.com for our summer/fall range out now. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Also got a question for you all -
Does anybody know how/where to get high quality embroided snapbacks made? Am I looking at trying to locate a manufacturer who can do this for me? If so anybody got any ideas?

Any help would be great.
Thanks


Rad produced not mass produced: www.strdywngs.com | strdywngs.tumblr.com

July 17, 2012 @ 12:20 AM
Frank_

Post: 1224

Join Date: Jan 2009

@angelooo check your pm
July 17, 2012 @ 12:44 AM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

FREE BUTTONS anyone?

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- peace


dope...i want that tyson one
July 17, 2012 @ 02:53 AM
Angry Chair

Post: 133

Join Date: Oct 2006

what's your guy's stance on flipping other's logos?

some i flipped...







https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pacifist-Fight- Wear/198022430260055

July 17, 2012 @ 03:02 AM
highclasscloth

Post: 3

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: Yass


http://www.flickr.com/photos/77605233@N06/7587634080/in/photostream/
Insight please. First tank! only making 50. locally selling it first
July 17, 2012 @ 04:00 AM
Misters0ns0

Post: 14

Join Date: Aug 2010

Location: Miami

whats good people, I'm looking for a wholesaler to get my clothes made. I'm pretty set with the dude I'm working with locally but i want to see what else is out there. pretty much if anything goes wrong i can fall back on someone. so if anyone can help me out just PM me. preciate it
July 17, 2012 @ 06:24 AM
WD.MYLES

Post: 126

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: CA



http://shop.wdnation.com/

SHOP.WDNATION.COM

July 17, 2012 @ 06:48 AM
stillwild

Post: 581

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

Enough blackletter.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

July 17, 2012 @ 07:14 AM
dunceanddreamer

Post: 73

Join Date: Jul 2012

Location: Bristol, UK

what's your guy's stance on flipping other's logos?

some i flipped...

.........

For me,only if its super relevant to your brand or the message your brand stands for,otherwise id stay clear,you could be massively devaluing your brand.

Waking up & Dreaming. www.facebook.com/DunceandDreamer @dunceanddreamer

July 17, 2012 @ 08:16 AM
commonlyused

Post: 196

Join Date: May 2012

what up Hypebeast gang, i'll be dropping something on the 25th

go follow www.commonlyused.tumblr.com
cos yall are my friends!!

sneak peak

Away From Society | San Jose, CA | www.commonlyusedlife.com

July 17, 2012 @ 08:45 AM
Fonze

Post: 659

Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Oakland, CA



http://shop.wdnation.com/

Thinking about copping. Dudes a rollerblader isn't he, rocking that AMall hat.
July 17, 2012 @ 05:33 PM
AndyRocksBluu

Post: 327

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Long Island, NY

This is for all the people that haven't started a brand yet but are thinking about it (it could also apply to people that just started)
Pretty much its a article that talks about all the misconceptions of starting a brand. Definitely a good read.
http://iamthetrend.com/2012/06/13/misconceptions-of-starting-a-clothing-brand/


Great article. Most of this information is very true. I see so many kids these days thinking that they can just put a few t's out and it will make them cool or famous. Little do they know that this overly saturated industry takes extreme dedication, hard work, talent, sweat and passion to even turn a profit. My guess is that 98% of the brands on this forum will never see any huge business success - and my brand could very well be part of that statistic. As long as you do what you love and love what you do, you can't really ask for more. Good luck to all the starting brands out there - your going to need it.


good words minsct. starting a clothing brand, takes much more than just producing a few tees, putting them at a low price and selling them. requires determination, patience, research, and $$$. theres a difference between selling shirts, and building a brand. some people get lost in the misconcept that owning a .storenvy account with no branding and 3 incoherent shirt designs printed on a gilden shirt is a clothing brand. a 'brand' is something you can recognize. Proper branding, coherent designing, brand message & meaning, and good marketing is what can boost a brand to success (of coarse over time)

Very well put @minsct and @jayoceansss

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

July 17, 2012 @ 05:34 PM
goolsfold

Post: 131

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Boston

www.bedlam-co.tumblr.com










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