Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Sep 19, 2012 @ 22:41
Originally posted by Inactive User
@vega_box

Ive participated in 2 events: DXC (dunk exchange) and I sponsored a big sean concert.
The DXC sucked b/c it was HB kids 15 and under so I didn’t sell anything.
The Big Sean show sucked even more bc I payed $600 to sponser and have my name on the flyer. I sold about $200 worth of shirts and even though I hung out with big sean, he denied my shirts b/c they werent bbc or ice cream. This was before he started wearing high fashion shit.

all in all if youre thinking you'll get more sales… probably not. Was it good for exposure, NOPE. A few people asked about us but nothing significant. I couldve networked better had I not had a booth in the back of the show.


Oh yeah I know about that kind of shit. That happened to my once with a event that was going on at a bar. I sponsored and gave away free stuff. Didn't get any customers out of it. I learned from that.

But I'm talking more along the lines of getting sponsored by an event or national cause.
I want to make breat awareness shirts for November to help the cause but also sneak by brand out there for exposure. Along the lines where you ask a corporate company to sponsor you to make some shirts and they pay for it. How does that kind of stuff work.


you want to make sure that you are getting the word out to the correct demographic and target audience.....or else, its just a waste of time


@karakter1 is that in regards to my idea?

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 01:25
^^^^^

yeh...but i take it back.....doing something for a cause you support is never a waste of time.
Sep 20, 2012 @ 02:23


dopey dollars
Link


these are fucken stupid

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 02:27
Checkout out my video lookbook please. Let me know what you guys think, thanks.

http://www.boneheadsclothing.com/

lmao i was like "lol boneheads like everybody's gonna want to belong to the bonehead crew the name's a joke."
then i went to your site and i enjoyed the vid lookbook.
you guys got cool gear i like the bucket hat, coaches jacket, the beanie everything's pretty cool man.
i gotta say i really like this

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 02:41
@vega_box We've been able to do a few. They were a local sneaker expo called Bay Area Soleceity. Friends with the dudes who started it so it's pretty cool. Personally, I'm not into kicks but both time there was over 500 people in the building, first one was at a hotel second was at a place called MOSI here in Tampa. Among us there where only a few clothing brands but it's mostly for these HB kids who want Jordans and shit. Both time's we made over $300, first time the table cost us $100, second time was $60. I also got the chance to meet Curren$y, Trademark, Roddy and the whole Jets crew when they came to my city. A friend of mine hosted the show so that was rad, they were hyped on the gear. At the end of the day the whole making our clothes to match sneakers isn't what we are going for but we have colorways that can work with them so people like it. I think being able to do pop up shows, going to events like this, and having connects with local and national rappers/skaters/athletes (whatever your brand is based on) can help a ton. Just being able to grow and build the name of your brand up is one of the most important factors in doing this.

http://thedividedminds.com/

Sep 20, 2012 @ 02:45
I've seen plenty of dope start up brands and brands that have quality work, cut and sew, hats, etc. but for some reason seem to be slepted on or only do most of their business in one specific area. Marketing and Advertising your brand to the right target Market is the hardest thing to do, but can also be the funniest. Depending on how you look at it. Sitting on ya ass waiting for sales to come will never work. Need to network and try to constantly grow every day. Even if it's 10-20 new followers on Instagram, Twitter, etc. The more people who know about your brand sales should follow. (Plenty of factors come into play still).

http://thedividedminds.com/

Sep 20, 2012 @ 03:22
Can someone tell me a good program to create clothing designs, I have just been sketching out any idea I have had. Been wanting to take it to the next step and get very small amount of clothes made (probably like 5 shirts,or hoodies maybe crewnecks) for right now i'm just looking for me and my friends to wear it(). and when we get more money we will go on a bigger scale and actually make more money, I just turned 17, me and my group of friends have been researching business and all that stuff, my friend has a cousin that owns a printing business, from what i've heard he makes stickers and shirts. I don 't know much about printing shirts but I know that it matters what type of machine to use. any advice? also we don't have the funds to buy wholesale stuff, I was thinking of going down to the local store to buy a couple alstyle blanks they have there so we can make shirts. I don't know what type of alstyle they are but I know they are the ones most commonly sold everywhere. almost always sold next to shakas in stores

bein edgy aint all its cracked up to be

Inactive User

Sep 20, 2012 @ 04:05
@hkeys Amen , I agree with you 100
Sep 20, 2012 @ 05:17
Can someone tell me a good program to create clothing designs, I have just been sketching out any idea I have had. Been wanting to take it to the next step and get very small amount of clothes made (probably like 5 shirts,or hoodies maybe crewnecks) for right now i'm just looking for me and my friends to wear it(). and when we get more money we will go on a bigger scale and actually make more money, I just turned 17, me and my group of friends have been researching business and all that stuff, my friend has a cousin that owns a printing business, from what i've heard he makes stickers and shirts. I don 't know much about printing shirts but I know that it matters what type of machine to use. any advice? also we don't have the funds to buy wholesale stuff, I was thinking of going down to the local store to buy a couple alstyle blanks they have there so we can make shirts. I don't know what type of alstyle they are but I know they are the ones most commonly sold everywhere. almost always sold next to shakas in stores


Illustrator. Dont use photoshop, make everything in vectors.

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 07:10
Thanks

bein edgy aint all its cracked up to be

Sep 20, 2012 @ 13:07
TO THE PEOPLE WHO WON MY T SHIRT CONTEST.... HAVE YOU GUYS RECIEVED YOUR SHIRTS YET?

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 15:55




Fuck the haters.
Our shop.


FUCK THE HATERS

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 16:33


Competion time!

We will be giving away one t-shirt of the winners choice.
To be in with a chance of winning like our FACEBOOK page and share this photo. The winner will be announced next week.

Good luck

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Secret-Castle/255005944569574

http://secret-castle.com/

Sep 20, 2012 @ 16:34




Fuck the haters.

Im diggin the first one man
Our shop.

http://secret-castle.com/

Sep 20, 2012 @ 18:32
Went out and did a little photoshoot to help push the remaining tees we have left from our Fall line. Heres one of the shots were posting today.


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Sep 20, 2012 @ 18:44
@ryder
shes hot...

looks clean.

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 19:37
Originally posted by Inactive User
@ryder
shes hot...

looks clean.


Word man thanks. She helps do sales for our brand as well blushing

Heres another shot


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Sep 20, 2012 @ 19:47
@ryder
check your pm

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Sep 20, 2012 @ 19:53
Can anyone recommend a good tech pack designer? Also if its private I may accept offers of what you want

Sink or Swim Brand / www.sinkorswimbrand.com / Holiday 15 out now

Sep 20, 2012 @ 23:13
Originally posted by Inactive User


Competion time!

We will be giving away one t-shirt of the winners choice.
To be in with a chance of winning like our FACEBOOK page and share this photo. The winner will be announced next week.

Good luck

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Secret-Castle/255005944569574


Did it!

Sink or Swim Brand / www.sinkorswimbrand.com / Holiday 15 out now

Sep 21, 2012 @ 00:42
If anyone knows of any places that do cut & sew tee shirts please let me know, I'd shoot you something back. PM me
Sep 21, 2012 @ 01:47
@ryder ditto

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Sep 21, 2012 @ 02:43
Friend just got me illustrator for free, I just looked it up. Is it less complicated than it looks?

bein edgy aint all its cracked up to be

Sep 21, 2012 @ 03:02
@nonchalant
illustrator is pretty easy to learn you just need to know the basics to design tshirts and you can always watch youtube videos

http://www.dangerers.bigcartel.com

Sep 21, 2012 @ 03:16
sweet

bein edgy aint all its cracked up to be

Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:11
Can someone tell me a good program to create clothing designs, I have just been sketching out any idea I have had. Been wanting to take it to the next step and get very small amount of clothes made (probably like 5 shirts,or hoodies maybe crewnecks) for right now i'm just looking for me and my friends to wear it(). and when we get more money we will go on a bigger scale and actually make more money, I just turned 17, me and my group of friends have been researching business and all that stuff, my friend has a cousin that owns a printing business, from what i've heard he makes stickers and shirts. I don 't know much about printing shirts but I know that it matters what type of machine to use. any advice? also we don't have the funds to buy wholesale stuff, I was thinking of going down to the local store to buy a couple alstyle blanks they have there so we can make shirts. I don't know what type of alstyle they are but I know they are the ones most commonly sold everywhere. almost always sold next to shakas in stores


Illustrator. Dont use photoshop, make everything in vectors.


As said by everyone here, Adobe Illustrator is the way to go,

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Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:30
Can someone tell me a good program to create clothing designs, I have just been sketching out any idea I have had. Been wanting to take it to the next step and get very small amount of clothes made (probably like 5 shirts,or hoodies maybe crewnecks) for right now i'm just looking for me and my friends to wear it(). and when we get more money we will go on a bigger scale and actually make more money, I just turned 17, me and my group of friends have been researching business and all that stuff, my friend has a cousin that owns a printing business, from what i've heard he makes stickers and shirts. I don 't know much about printing shirts but I know that it matters what type of machine to use. any advice? also we don't have the funds to buy wholesale stuff, I was thinking of going down to the local store to buy a couple alstyle blanks they have there so we can make shirts. I don't know what type of alstyle they are but I know they are the ones most commonly sold everywhere. almost always sold next to shakas in stores


Illustrator. Dont use photoshop, make everything in vectors.


As said by everyone here, Adobe Illustrator is the way to go,


Just upgraded to CS6 too, shits dope. Massive improvements from CS4, workflow has increased already. Signed up for the "Creative Cloud" and im paying $30 a month for 12 months and i get access to EVERY adobe program smokeyface .

edmflavor.com

Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:35
@nonchalant
illustrator is pretty easy to learn you just need to know the basics to design tshirts and you can always watch youtube videos


Really? I'm pretty sure it took me almost a year to get the full grasp of the pen tool.

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

Sep 21, 2012 @ 06:38
@nonchalant
illustrator is pretty easy to learn you just need to know the basics to design tshirts and you can always watch youtube videos


Really? I'm pretty sure it took me almost a year to get the full grasp of the pen tool.


Ya Ai has a decent learning curve to it. That pen tool is a bitchh at times. Same with the whole pathfinder thing. i still dont completely understand it but youtube tutorials have been a huge help.

Anyone that wants to learn seriously start watching youtube videos itll help a lot.

edmflavor.com

Sep 21, 2012 @ 15:30
Just a couple of pics I took recently.
Never shot a lookbook for my Heartbeat tees, so Im doing that today










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