I'm fucking sick of people offering 5 panel manufacturers for money.
People ask on this forum every day for free info on sources... It amazes me how many people think all this info should be free and easy for them to access.
Not trying to boast here, but it took me over 8 months to find my first legit factory, none of that middle man american shit where they charge ~$12 for hats and have tons of limitations and shitty customer service.. Instead of saying "no fck off with asking" etc, I offer to share my source for a price. I dont really see an issue with someone asking for compensation to share info they worked hard to get. No one makes money by doing things for free, and were all in this game to make money are we not?
*Whatever dude. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who wants to have a company should be able to have one and be able to establish a presence without too much of a hassle.* I know people say streetwear is a community and a competition, but why does it had to be a competition? I know people have to make a profit, but can't we all just get along, collaborate, and share with eachother? Doesn't that make more sense? I have been searching for a manufacturer for a really long time (about a year now), and everyone I come across asks for upwards of 100 dollars. That seems like a pretty steep price, especially when you have no idea about the persons reputability, and whether or not they are going to actually give you the information that you need or want. I really hope one day people can learn to help out and support smaller companies that are just starting. I really do.
Without "too much of a hassle"? So basically you're saying everything in life, and business, should just come to you, and you not work for anything? You have got to be kidding me.
Im all for collaborating with other brands and helping each other further one another. And i don't think others would steal sales from it. Its the fact that, why should i just run around everywhere, shouting out all of my info on a forum where i know no one? In the local community, and people i have personal relationships with, i actually do share information like that. Working together on something, or towards something is always a positive situation. But that doesnt mean one should share their info with every fricking person they come across.