i wish we were more open with sharing resources .. no one on this thread is making enough that another small company would put their supplier out of business.. and we arent copying each others lines..
speaking from frustration as im in the midwest and having a hard time sourcing a decent tshirt printer (might even need to find a way to do it myself), and especially hard time on hats .. trying to have a few things out by spring
if anyone feels nice PM me .. im no competition for people here just tryin to do somethin local
From a business stand point letting somebody reap rewards from your hardwork that you barely even know with nothing to offer you, isn't always ideal. I can remember multiple nights of looking for hat manufacturers, calling countless businesses, emailing countless businesses, etc. Lucky enough for me from networking and actually getting to know people genuinely and not just to use them for their resources I was able to stumble upon a solid hat/beanie manufacturer that'll make basically anything I want at good prices and minimums.
What I'm basically trying to say is you can't be mad at people for not giving up their resources , if you're just looking for handouts this is the wrong business to be in. My advice to you is to keep searching, and when that fails keep searching some more. Become "friends" with other brands and I do mean an actual friend not a freeloader, and you'll get lucky.